Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance
Ages 16 – 86
Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
You know Paddles, Riffs and can pick up speed–this class is for you!
Tap Dance did not start in a dance studio: it sprang from African rhythms. Cultures around the world use percussion as medicine and healing. In Tap Dance, our feet become percussive instruments. We create rhythms, we create music, we become musicians. Continue to learn and improve your technique, musicality, vocabulary and historical knowledge of this quintessential American art form. Historical choreography and Esenwein’s own, will be taught as well.
Tap dance has had a historical impact on all dance forms, and springs from our African and Irish ancestors. Our feet are percussive instruments: come lift your sole/soul!
- Session: 5 weeks
Session 1: January 8 – February 5, 2022
Session 2: February 12 – March 12, 2022
- Cost: $65 per 5 week session or $125 for 10 weeks. Tuition payable thru PayPal (gloriaesenwein@gmail) or check/cash
- How to Register: Contact Gloria at (513) 541–7443
About the Instructor: Gloria Esenwein
Gloria Esenwein is a dancer/teacher/choreographer and licensed massage therapist. Gloria has just returned from Chicago’s Rhythm World and teacher training with Diane Walker, Bril Barret, Linda Sohl-Ellison and Jason Janas. She is excited to share her inspiration with beginner and more advanced dancers!
Esenwein has taught modern, jazz, tap, and improvisation as a 25+ year member of the Cincinnati dance community. She has taught and led movement workshops for senior citizens, MRDD adults and residents of healthcare facilities. Her tap dance studies have included classes with Gregory Hines, Diane Walker, and Savion Glover. She organized the first celebration in Cincinnati, of National Tap Dance Day, and established Women of Sole, and The Step Sisters, local rhythm tap performing groups. She employs a call and response method in teaching, along with humor and tap history.