Tuesday, Jun 12, 5-6 PM

Advanced Beginner Adult Tap with Heidi Malnar

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June, from 5pm to 6pm: Tuesdays (June 5,12,19,26) Thursdays (June 7,5,21,28) Instructor: Heidi Malnar Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street Tuition: $150 ABOUT THIS CLASS Advanced Beginner Adult Tap invites tap dancers to expand their vocabulary, hone rhythmic skills and develop a stronger foundation of tap technique. New and more complex rudiments, music fundamentals, time steps, and riff and paddle and roll patterns are explored. This class moves at a moderate pace, allowing more time for repetition and review of technical and rhythmic concepts as we develop combinations and choreography. Choreography will include both original and classic tap combinations. With a focus on anatomical efficiency in an effort to maximize balance and technical clarity, particular attention is devoted to proper alignment, initiation, and execution as the dancer develops solid timing, technique and precision. Students who enroll in the full six-week session for Level 2: Advanced Beginner Tap will be given access to class videos for the purposes of practicing and reviewing material outside of class. REQUIREMENTS Students should understand and be able to demonstrate basic tap vocabulary (i.e. shuffles, slaps, flaps, combined with basic weight shifts of hop, leap, skip and ball change, and a basic stomp or buck time step), and they should have at least one year of tap training. This is a high-energy class and an engaging workout for the mind and body! Please wear tap shoes and comfortable clothing for moving with ankle visibility. NOTE A minimum number of students must enroll in this class for it to "make". If fewer students enroll than are necessary, the class will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued. If we have to cancel the class, we'll make every effort to notify students at least one week before the first class meeting. Also note that... Students must register for the full eight-week session. Drop-ins/pay-by-the-class will not be permitted. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Heidi Malnar is an Emmy Award- and Big Easy Award-winning dancer and choreographer from Chicago who has been living, tap dancing, and choreographing in New Orleans for the past seven years. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap--New Orleans’ premier rhythm tap company--producing works such as Love Taps and Hoofing for Heroes, and appearing at Jazz Fest for the second consecutive year. Heidi also operates HeidiTAPS, Theatre on Tap's tap dance training program for adults and teens living in New Orleans. She is currently on faculty at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, teaching in the Dance and Musical Theatre departments. Heidi is also the resident choreographer at The National WWII Museum’s BB’s Stage Door Canteen and has choreographed productions for Le Petit Theatre, See ‘Em Onstage Theatre Company, and Rivertown Theatres. Before coming to New Orleans, Heidi performed with Chicago-based Jump Rhythm Jazz Project and Chicago Tap Theatre. WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT By registering for this class ("the Activity"), which is offered by The NOCCA Institute, you represent, covenant, and agree, on behalf of yourself and your heirs, assigns, and any other person claiming by, under, or through you, as follows: 1. You acknowledge that participating in the Activity involves certain risks (some of which you may not fully appreciate), and that injuries, death, property damage or other harm could occur to yourself or others. You accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, including any associated travel, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA, and/or its or their departments, trustees, affiliates, employees, officers, agents, or insurers ("Released Parties"). 2. You waive all claims against any of the Released Parties for any injuries, damages, losses, or claims, whether known and unknown, which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. You release and forever discharge the Released Parties from all such claims. 3. You agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees and other litigation costs and expenses) incurred by any of the Released Parties as a result of any claims or suits that you (or anyone claiming by, under, or through you) may bring against any of the Released Parties to recover any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, or expenses which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. 4. You have carefully read and reviewed this Waiver, Release, And Hold Harmless Agreement. You understand it fully, and you execute it voluntarily by registering for the Activity. This class is hosted by The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA's nonprofit support and advocacy organization. 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