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Short Vine
2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA


Sep 17, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020


11:15 am - 12:15 pm


$65 for 5-week session; $125 for both 5-week sessions

Rhythm Roots II: Tap Dance

Ages 16 – 76

Thursdays, 11:15am – 12:15pm

This class requires at least one year of tap experience.

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.  Join a community of dancers who respect the history of tap dance and find joy in this artistic expression of Self.
  • Sessions:
    • Session 1: 5 weeks (September 17 – October 15, 2020)
    • Session 2: 5 weeks (October 22 – November 19, 2020)
  • Cost: $65 for 5-week session; $125 for both 5-week sessions
  • Health & Safety Measures: All CCAC Staff, Teachers, and Participants must follow CCAC’s Covid-19 Preparedness Measures and Requirements for Participation when attending class in-person.
  • How to Register: Contact instructor at (513) 541-7443

About the Instructor: Gloria Esenwein

Gloria Esenwein is a dancer, educator, choreographer, and licensed massage therapist. Her classes acknowledge the healing power of rhythm and movement and she continues to teach a respect for the history of this art form which has its rhythmic roots in black culture.

She has found inspiration in classes with Gregory Hines, Dianne Walker and Bril Barrett.

Esenwein has taught modern, jazz, tap and improvisation as a 25+ year member of the Cincinnati dance community.  She taught and led movement workshops for senior citizens, MRDD adults and residents of healthcare facilities.  Esenwein 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 produces a yearly concert of her own and others’ choreography, Percuss With Us!


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