MCA Tap Camp (Virtual with Bonus outside in-person gathering)

Monday-Thursday, Aug. 10-13
Bonus event on Friday, Aug. 14
(times dependent on level)
mca.smumn.edu/2020/07/22/tap-camp-2020/

Join MCA for an exciting week of rhythm! Each day campers will receive a pre-recorded tap lesson including a warm-up, technique lesson, & combinations. Students will then have the opportunity to meet up virtually over Zoom with instructors/classmates each evening to clarify material, learn a bit of history, or concepts to round out their tap education. TAP CAMP will hold new challenges for intermediate and advanced tappers. A free bonus in-person gathering for campers will take place on Friday, Aug. 14, 9:00-10:00 am outside of MCA’s Valencia Arts Center. This gathering will be weather permitting and will follow strict guidelines such as limited numbers of students (no parents allowed), social distancing, and masks worn by all to protect both faculty and students. Parents are welcome to park on Vila St or the Cotter Rec Center parking lot to watch from a car. Students will need to bring along a water bottle labeled with their name & a tap board, or arrange to utilize one of limited tap boards from MCA. Tappers will dance the combinations & choreography they learned throughout the week & of course…. Shim Sham together*!!!

Dates: Monday-Thursday, Aug. 10-13, Bonus event on Friday, Aug. 14

Time and ages/levels:

Tap II: 45 min.- One hour of pre-recorded content daily by 10am and Zoom meetings Monday- Thursday 6-6:30pm, and optional bonus in-person class Friday, Aug. 14, 9-10am (intermediate tap dancers, ages 10 & up and a minimum of 2+ years of experience, younger students by invitation only)

Tap III-V: 1.75-2 hours of pre-recorded content daily and Zoom meetings Monday- Thursday 5-5:45pm, and optional bonus in-person class Friday, Aug. 14, 9-10am (intermediate and advanced tap dancers ages 12 and up and 4+ years tap experience, younger students by invitation only)

Cost:

Tap II: $49 (early bird special), $59 (after Aug. 1)

Tap III-V: $99 (early bird special), $109 (after Aug. 1).

Instructors: Carter Full, Nathan Graff, and Christine Martin

*Don’t want to wait to start tapping? Review (or learn) the Shim Sham with Miss. Christine and the BS Chorus with Miss. Justine –youtu.be/kljUT7CNmDQ and youtu.be/43AQFHfZ7n8.

**Need-based scholarships available. Please contact mca@smumn.edu if you are in need of borrowing tap shoes or have questions about placement. If you need an affordable locally made tap board for $54 they can be ordered today through our registration system and you will be notified when it is ready for pick-up. The boards will be 2×4 ft. Oak finished wood with foam pads to give the board a sprung feel with a clear resonant sound, photos samples on the MCA Website. Must be ordered by Aug. 3rd.

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.

 

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