Rooted in Craft
Andrew’s knowledge as a keeper of the oral tradition of tap dance is rooted in the teachings of his mentors including Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, Henry LeTang, Savion Glover, Tina Pratt, Mable Lee, Bunny Briggs, LeRoy Myers, Dianne Walker, and many others. Add to that over 25 years of experience teaching, performing, and creating tap dance work. Andrew’s workshops focus on a range of topics including:

  • Technique
  • Musicality
  • Rhythm and Music Making
  • Listening and Group Dynamics
  • Combinations and Choreography

    Workshops are customized to each group and are designed to accommodate the participants in the room and your learning goals.
    Class Format
    In each workshop Andrew uses a variety of exercises and approaches to reach the widest range of learning styles. Classes often include the following:

    Call and Response
    Across the Floor
    Down the Line
    In The Circle

    Each workshop is customized to accommodate the learning styles evident in the room and your learning goals.
    Special Themes
    Select a special themed workshop to add variety. Andrew presents the following:

    • Workshops for Dance Teachers – Learn Andrew’s Tap Dance Method including pedagogy, specific exercises, and approaches to curriculum design and bringing tap dance history into the classroom.
    • Improvisation Workshops – Participants experience Andrew’s approach to Tap Dance Improvisation.
    • Tap History Workshops – Dive into the history of tap dance from someone who knew the people.

    Interested in bringing Andrew to your group?
    Andrew is someone who can take complex thoughts and put them into practice for all ages and levels to understand. The company members genuinely enjoyed his classes, emphasizing that they felt they really learned while spending time with him.
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    Music Making Intensive

    In this five day program, Andrew and Justin Nielsen (piano/composition) work with students to co-create an original song and tap dance choreography.

    Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, choreography, and be an integral part of the creation process.

    Participants complete the week with an in-studio showing of their work.

    Program Consultations

    Want continual growth? Bring Andrew to support your program as a whole. Guest teachers are great, but they only provide temporary inspiration and excitement. Instead, consider adding Andrew onto your team as a consultant/coach.

    With individual access to Andrew, you and your teachers get for support for program wide challenges like in curriculum design, challenging learning situations, and choreography review.

    Support is tailored to your goals.

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