SnowTapped

January 9-10 SnowTAPped Workshop

WHEN
January 9th-10th, 2016

WHERE
LA Dance
116 Premier Drive
Orion, MI 48359 (map)

COST
ONE Day: $125 (after 1/1)
BOTH Days: $215 (after 1/1)

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Refund Policy: Full refund minus a $25 admin fee until December 9th.

Schedule

  SATURDAY
Time Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Intermediate / Advanced
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Tristan Bruns Megan McBride Moore
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Kandee Thacker-Mann Tristan Bruns
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Megan McBride Moore Kandee Thacker-Mann
3:15 PM TAP JAM with LIVE MUSIC!

  Sunday
Time Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Intermediate / Advanced
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Megan McBride Moore Kandee Thacker-Mann
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Tristan Bruns Megan McBride Moore
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Kandee Thacker-Mann Tristan Bruns
3:15 PM SHOWCASE

 

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Faculty

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Tristan Bruns

Tristan Bruns

Tristan Bruns’ passion is creating, producing and performing new works of tap dance.  Tristan has recently produced a three-show season totaling 30 performances in Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre as the Artistic Director of the production company Tapman Productions.  The performances were: The Adventures of Tapman (choreography and music by Tristan Bruns; La Raison d’etre (Choreography by Tristan Bruns and Kate O’Hanlon; Supreme Love (choreography by Jumaane Taylor, Co-Produced by Jumaane Taylor and Tristan Bruns). 

Tristan has taken his touring program, The Traveling Tap Dance Super Show, to Indianapolis, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and throughout Illinois and Chicagoland for a total of over 70 performances and has been awarded Best In Venue at the Kansas City and St. Louis Fringe Festivals.

Tristan has received grants from The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Audible Odyssey (Non-Profit Arts Presenter) for the production of new works and received an Outstanding Choreography Award by the 2013 Dance Chicago Festival for new choreography in TAP BATTLES presented by Dance Chicago Artistic Director John Schmitz.

Tristan has cultivated a love for tap dance through the amazing people and groups that he has danced with, including Perfect Timing, directed by Jimmy Payne Jr., BAM!, produced by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and directed by Lane Alexander and The Cartier Collective directed by Julie Cartier.  Tristan is currently a member and technical coordinator for M.A.D.D. Rhythms under the direction of Bril Barret. 

Tristan has completed private training with Ted Louis Levy and Sam Weber and completed a 2-year private mentorship with Martin Dumas III.  Tristan began his training at the Academy of Dance Arts in Downers Grove, IL under Donna Johnson and has a B.A. in Music from Columbia College Chicago.

Megan McBride Moore

Megan McBride Moore

True to the rhythm, eager to be on time, and dedicated to the dancers that came before her, Megan McBride Moore has a unique blend of styles that makes her a standout in the tap community. Megan has had the opportunity to take the stage with some of the world's most renowned tap dancers such as Gregg Russell, Jason Janas, Sarah Reich, Michela Marino Lerman, Chance Taylor, Jason Kalish, Jason Rodgers and more. Currently she is a member of Gregg Russell's Tap Sounds Underground Company based in Los Angeles, Ca has been seen performing with Sarah Reichs "Tap Music Project" and is the Co-Director of the 1st annual San Diego Tap & Jazz Festival held this past Jan 2015. She has recently had the privilege of being a judge for competitions such as BravO! and Hollywood Vibe.

As a choreographer Megan excels and is able to bring out the best qualities in her students while pushing their limits in a positive way. Her choreography has won many prestigious competitive awards and her dancers have gone on to pursue professional careers in tap dancing. Besides tap dancing, Megan also has choreographed numerous youth musicals such as Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical and Joseph and the Technicolor coat.

Megan's objective as an instructor is to dynamically train her students in the art of tap dancing to enhance their current endeavors while preparing them for the future. Megan was the director of one of the most nationally recognized tap programs in San Diego, Ca at Danceology Performing Arts Campus, housing tap dancers ages 5-18yrs from 2008 until 2015. Megan recently relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where she teaches at Bunker Dance Center. Megan is able to break barriers with her students and help them to achieve goals as an individual artist and she is excited to travel and spread the love of tap dance to the younger generation!

Learn more about Megan at: www.meganmcbridemoore.com

Kandee Thacker-Mann

Kandee Thacker-Mann

Kandee Thacker-Mann hails from Flint, MI where she began studying tap dance under Alfred Bruce Bradley as one of the original Flintstone Hoofers (now Tapology Youth Ensemble). She is an advocate for tap dance in Dayton Ohio and organizes annual tap workshops featuring and collaborating with local and international tap dancers. She continues to spread her love of tap dance through teaching, choreography, and collaboration. She has instructed at the Ohio Dance Festival, Circle City Tap festival, Tapology youth tap festival, adjunct at Wright State, and currently Dayton Dance Conservatory. Recently, Kandee was chosen by the Ohio Arts Council for the Traditional Master/Apprentice to continue her studying and mentoring relationship with the legendary Dianne Walker.

Kandee's passion for the enrichment and success of youth propelled her to direct and produce the Dayton Tap Project, where she educated several under-served children in the art of tap dance. The event culminated with a joint tap dance showcase with children and renowned international tap dance guest artists which was quoted as being "an unbelievably entertaining and heartfelt evening."

Other notable performances and credits include: Tap Extravaganza on Broadway, Judge for "For Tappers Only Dance Competition," and featured performer for The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show which has featured Lupe Fiasco, the Roots Black Thought, and hip hop artist Common.

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