2017 Summer Tap Bootcamp
Our popular Summer Bootcamp offers unique tap experiences for talented and committed dancers. Each year, we develop curriculum to support a broader range of skill levels. We enrich the camp content with new training techniques, such as developing improvisational skills, participation in a tap jam, cutting edge choreography, creating your own choreography and options to works with musicians. The curriculum offers insight to the legends of tap featuring traditional iconic routines. Dancers will be divided into appropriate skill level groupings from intermediate to the advanced level. On the final day, there will be an opportunity to observe the amazing accomplishments you have achieved over the week.
The Summer Tap Bootcamp will be held from July 17-21, 2017, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Registration will open on March 1. Register by June 1 for Early Bird pricing:
Early Bird: $345 VanTap members – $375 non-members
Regular: $380 VanTap members – $420 non-members
Register for Summer Tap Bootcamp here. Sign up by June 1st for Early Bird pricing!
Jason Janas is originally from New Jersey. He began his tap dance instruction under Ms. Deborah Mitchell and was the first charter member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble. He then found a love for the dance and continued to learn and study the art form. He also trained and was a member of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble under the direction of Gene Medler. His first professional company was Tapestry Dance Company in Austin TX, under the direction of Acia Gray as a principal dancer for 5 years. His hard work ethic began to take notice and Derick Grant invited Jason to be in his show Imagine Tap! which ran for 6 weeks in Chicago, and changed his life.
His other show credits include “Souls of our Feet” with Tapestry Dance Company, “Wonderland” with Sara Savelli and Ayodele Casel, and most recently co-choreographed and was featured in “Tap Stars” with Rasta Thomas. He has taught at tap festivals in New Jersey, Chicago, New York, L.A., Charlotte, Austin, San Antonio, Vancouver, Zurich, Curitiba (Brazil), Moscow, and Barcelona! He loves to tap dance. He loves to learn from other dancers and about those tappers who came before him. Tap dance does a body good.
Her diverse background includes multiple choreographic works and an international performing career, as well as teaching at festivals throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Terry has shared the stage with legendary stars, including Gregory Hines, The Nicholas Brothers and Ben Vereen and created repertory for the Oregon Symphony and appeared with the San Francisco and Seattle symphonies. A long-term member of the notable Jazz Tap Ensemble, she collaborated with Mercer Ellington in a tribute to his father, Duke.