Coming Fall 2019, Andrew Nemr releases the first in a series of resources based on his experience with tap dance masters from a generation long gone by. Andrew is unique in his generation having spent significant amounts of time with a particular cohort of tap dancers including Henry LeTang, Bunny Briggs, Jimmy Slyde, LeRoy Myers, James “Buster” Brown, Ernest “Brownie” Brown and Gregory Hines.
Spending time around each of their unique approaches sent Andrew into a journey of discernment around what the common values in all their approaches were. They all said they were tap dancing, but many had divergent approaches. What were the differences and benefits of each? What were the common values they all shared? Is there a way to frame all of this so that it could be easily shared?
Welcome to The Method. A series of resources that aims to equip tap dancers with an approach to the craft that will root them in the tradition and encourage exploration, experimentation, and ultimately their own contribution to the craft.
Check out all the resources below:
Tap Dance Tuesdays – a weekly blog where Andrew talks, 2 minutes of tap dance, every Tuesday.
Rhythm Theory for Tap Dancers – a handbook outlining necessary knowledge for all tap dancers dealing with time.
The Method – An Integrated Way of Learning and Teaching Tap Dance – A new book by Andrew documenting and sharing his learning and teaching process. Coming Fall 2019
The Method Online Classes – A new series of downloadable or streamable online lessons based on the book, The Method. Coming Spring 2020