PROFESSIONAL TAP DANCE PROGRAM IN BARCELONA
Dance School Luthier Barcelona
Escola Luthier de Música was founded in 1979 by guitarist Alícia Alcalay, a graduate from the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona. In 2011 Ms. Alcalay and her son Guillem Alonso, tap dancer and choreographer, opened Escola Luthier de Dansa at the ground floor of the same building.
Guillem Alonso, director of the tap program, is an international master, performing and teaching around the world. Performer and choreographer of “Camut Band” or Tap Olé”. Was living in New York and was a dancer at the historical “American Tap Dance Orchestra” (Brenda Bufalino), and “Manhattan Tap” (Heather Cornell). Was world champion in 1993, and is a master in Sand Dance, know by being one of the few to keep alive this dance form.
This dance school has the aim to become a high quality dance center specialized in tap dance. For this reason, in 2012 we start our Professional Tap Program, an intensive training for intermediate and advanced tap dancers from all nationalities.
We belong to the warm tap dance community in Barcelona. And we enjoy sharing our passion for dance, especially for tap dance.
3 levels for Tap dancers: intermediate, intermediate/advanced and advanced
This nine-month Program is designed for Tap dancers that aim to acquire all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to dance professionally. The main goal of this Program is to help students to become a professional dancer, choreographer and improviser, including preparing them to dance in a professional company, perfor- ming in shows & attending Tap jams.
The students will learn technique, repertoire/standards and improvisation as well as gaining an understanding of various styles taught by different teachers. The students will also take complementary classes like Jazz-Dance, Ballet, Music Theory, Body Percussion, Lindy Hop, Tap History, Voice and Anatomy, among others.
Schedule: the coming Professional Tap Training Program will run from October 3rd 2022 to June 28th 2023. The classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday, 4 hours in the morning (adv. and int/adv level) or 3 hours in the afternoon (int. level)
Teaching team: teachers, choreographers and educators with years of educational and performing experience both in Spain and abroad. Regular teachers: Guillem Alonso, Roser Font, Laia Molins, Maria Bossy, Rubén Pérez, Estefanía Porqueras and Ruben Sánchez.
Guest teachers from 2013: Michelle Dorrance (New York), Nicholas Van Young (Newa York), Brenda Bufalino (New York), Avalon Rathgeb (London), Chris Matallo (Brasil), Susan Hebach (New York), Josh Hilberman (Belgium), Mark Mendonca (Los Angeles), Mark Yonally (Chicago), Jessie Sawyers (New York), Heather Cornell (New York), Thomas Wadelton (Australia), Andrew Nemr (New York), Jason Janas (New Jersey), Sam Weber (San Francisco), Hillary-Marie (New Jersey), Thanos Daskalopoulos (Greece), Jason Rodgers (Los Angeles), Sarah Reich (Los Angeles), Sebastian Weber (Germany), Thomas Marek (Germany), Cartier Williams (Washington DC), Peter Hammer (Toulouse), Max Pollack (Vienna), Laurent Bortolotti (Switzerland), Steven Harper (Brasil), Kurt Albert and Klaus Bleis.
Registration deadline: September 6th 2022. Places are limited.
A truly unique opportunity to improve all of your tap skills in an intensive environment! In a city full or Art and one of the largest tap communities in Europe!
You can obtain a scholarship for part of our Professional Tap Traning Program 2022-2023 in some of the following recommended festivals: