Tap Dance Residency with Dante Lara – September 2020


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Adv Beginners and Intermediates!
This is your opportunity to Dance with Dynamic Dante!


After the overwhelmingly positive response we received our Inter/Advanced Residency with Dante in August, we bring you Dynamic Dante once more! This time the residency will be aimed at Advanced Beginner/Intermediate dancers. Those of you that joined us in February will remember the dynamic energy Dante brought to his classes. He brought the sunshine and heat of Brazil to rainy Manchester. Who better to brighten up our Autumn than Dante all the way from Los Angeles, California.


When and Where?

All classes will be taught LIVE on Zoom! A preparation video will be sent at least a day before each live class giving you an overview for the class, which you’ll then be able to re-watch after the class to practice.

  • 15th September – Tuesday Evening Live Online Class 6pm – 7.20pm BST
  • 17th September – Thursday Evening Live Online Class 6pm – 7.20pm BST
  • 19th September – Saturday Morning Live Online Class – 10.40am – 12pm BST
  • 22nd September – Tuesday Evening Live Online Class 6pm – 7.20pm BST
  • 24th September – Thursday Evening Live Online Class 6pm – 7.20pm BST
  • 26th September – Saturday Morning Live Online Class – 10.40am – 12pm BST


An online video performance will then be created with your performances


So… What is a Residency?

A Residency is an opportunity to come together as a small group of Advanced Beginner/Intermediate dancers and learn an original piece of choreography, specifically curated for TDFUK. The overall goal being to perform it as a group both as an online performance and LIVE at TDFUK 5th Anniversary Festival Showcase.

Residency spaces are limited to allow for a more intimate and intense group learning engagement. This residency will take quite a fast and steep learning curve, meaning that everyone will be expected to reach beyond their comfort zone and grow through the process.


Why do a Residency?

A Residency is a great way to develop your relationship with a Performer / Choreographer.
Great way to meet new Tap Dancers from all over the world and create new and shared experiences.
Residencies are great Resume / CV builders.
A Residency is a great way to challenge yourself both mentally and physically.
A Residency is a GREAT way to consolidate learning, often times feeling a GREAT sense of accomplishment.


Ok… What’s Involved?

8 hours of LIVE online rehearsals with Dante.
2 hours of LIVE in-person rehearsals with Dante at TDFUK 5th Annual Festival.
Supporting video material.
LIVE Q&A sessions with the choreographer.
LIVE performance at TDFUK 5th Annual Festival.
Video creation performance via TDFUK platform at the end of the Residency.


How do I get involved?

This Residency is currently open to Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Dancers!  Reach out to us if you have any level questions at hello@tapdancefestival.uk and we will consult with you to identify if this program will be suitable for you!


How much does it cost?

We are offering the first 10 sign-up’s a special discounted rate of 50GBP. Regular price is 65GBP. There are a very limited number of spaces available!!! Like we said, we intend this to be an intimate group so that everyone receives the time and attention that they need to learn, grow, feel a sense of accomplished and prepare to perform. Use code: dante15 at checkout.



May I still participate even if I don’t regularly attend TDFUK?

YES, we LOVE to welcome new faces 🙂

Can I still do the Residency and opt out of the performance?

Yes. Although we encourage the performance there is no pressure to perform.

Can I share a booking with a friend or group of students?

No. Each person should register and pay individually and a register will be taken at the start of each session. One set of links is not suitable for a group or pair or group of students, even if they are sharing the same space / studio. The reason for this is because the choreographer will take time to watch and clean everyone and give each person feedback. Extra people requires extra time to do so. Which is why we are keeping it to a limited number of people. We are aiming for quality over quantity.

Any other questions we haven’t covered, please feel free to contact us. We like hearing from you 🙂

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