Monday, Jun 4, 7:30-8:30 PM

Tap Dance: Level IV- Advanced (Summer Session: June 4 – July 9)

NOLA Spaces
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1719 Toledano Street, New Orleans, LA
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Tap Dance Level IV: Advanced
Mondays 7:30-8:30pm Summer Session:
June 4 - July 9 (6 Weeks) (June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 2, 9) INSTRUCTOR
Heidi Malnar LOCATION
NOLA Spaces, 1719 Toledano Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 TUITION
$100 Session 2 Registration, $18 Drop-in rate at the door ABOUT THIS CLASS Level IV Advanced Tap is a fast-moving tap class designed for students with a strong foundation ready to challenge themselves far beyond the basics. Each class will include a thorough warm-up, intricate rudiments and rhythmic exercises that stress syncopation and precisely timed weight shifts. The class will incorporate various rhythm tap techniques and approaches geared to maximize efficiency and clarity. Much time is spent on rhythmic variations, complex patterns and intricate combinations and choreography. Students will also have the challenge of reversing combinations from the right to left side (and vice-versa) without instructor demonstration. We will apply our solid technique to improvisation, using our known vocabulary as a toolbox for the spontaneous individual expression of rhythmic communication. Dancers will explore the language of tap by working with it as a conversational art form in guided improvisation. This class will also incorporate flash steps such as: pullbacks, pickups, grab offs and wing variations. This class will definitely keep you on our toes and give you a vigorous workout for the body, mind, ears and feet! REQUIREMENTS A strong foundation and demonstration of technical proficiency. This is a fast moving class incorporating many advanced technical, musical, and choreographic concepts. Instructor approval required, and instructor reserves the right to suggest level 3 or 2 if the student requires more technique and practice before being admitted to Level 4. 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. 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 & 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 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), 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 also 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. PLEASE NOTE This class is intended for adult and teen students, ages 13+. For best results, we encourage students to register for the full 6-week Session. Once you register for classes, you will be sent a Registration Form via email. Only students who enroll in the full 6-Week Session will be given access to class videos. Drop-ins/pay-by-the-class are available at an $18/class rate. This option is only available for purchase at the door. Registration from previous sessions is non-transferable. Students who miss a class during the session are invited to make-up in one of our other classes during the concurrent session. Minimum enrollment required. WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT By registering for this class ("the Activity"), which is offered by Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap, LLC & HeidiTAPS, 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 Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap, LLC & HeidiTAPS, 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.