Tap Dancing for Actors

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Photo by Leif Norman

Our winter class, Tap Dancing for Actors, will be taught by AWARD WINNING tap dancer, Kendra Jones.

Tap, Flap, shuffle, stamp. From City Streets to the Broadway stage and the silver screens of Hollywood tap dancing is exultant, energetic, immensely entertaining and a valuable skill for all performers. Make some noise and titillate your toes with this terrific terpsichorean treat.

Instructor, Kendra Jones, is known for her work as a director and writer but she is also an accomplished dancer. First stepping into tap shoes at the age of two, she trained under Ken Peter in Winnipeg, as well as internationally renowned choreographer Matthew Clark in Buffalo, NY, in ADAPT syllabus in addition to Al Gilbert. Kendra’s tap dancing in particular received numerous awards at the North American Tap Festival in Boston, Canadian National Dance Championships across several years in Calgary, Toronto, and Winnipeg, and Paula Abdul’s Company Dance competition in Chicago. On top of this, Kendra was a member of the auditioned Canadian National Tap Team, competing at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Berlin and Riesa Germany, where the team were awarded Gold and Silver medals.

With all of that, Kendra is enthusiastic about helping others learn the joy of tap dancing, working with everyone from advanced dancers to those donning their first pair of taps. She’s created some tap-theatre, too — her one-woman show Dear Mama premiered at RMTC Sondheimfest, and she’ll be choreographing and performing a contemporary piece for a show in this year’s Winnipeg Fringe.

Photo by Leif Norman