All classes meet in December, including on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.  

SPECIAL SCHEDULE: I am offering a variety of rehearsal times to get ready for the February performance of Summertime. 


The general rehearsal rules are below for reference as needed.

This page is for students and guests artists to request and keep track of rehearsals for the next show. Here's how it works:

I'll post possible rehearsal times. If you want to request that slot, email me at howard.tap@gmail.com.  Also tell me what routine you would like to practice, if that is an option during a particular rehearsal period. Just because you request a slot does not mean that you will automatically receive it. Don't assume you have a rehearsal just because you asked for one.

I'll update the schedule every 24 hours listing the confirmed rehearsals. So you must check back here to see if I was able to schedule your rehearsal.

If you schedule or sign up for a rehearsal, you must cancel within 12 hours to avoid paying a $15 penalty for not showing up.  It's not a bad idea to double-check in case someone else's rehearsal was canceled. 

Unless otherwise specified, all rehearsals are free of charge after you've paid for $60 worth of lessons in a month. Otherwise, rehearsals are charged as regular lessons. Financial aid is potentially available upon request. Guest artists have various individual financial arrangements.

Rehearsals are not private lessons. If you sign up to work on a particular routine, anyone else working on that routine can show up as well during the same time slot.

Anything listed as a private lesson below IS a private lesson and is for the listed person only. Some private lessons are not listed below. 

Here are the rehearsal times up for grabs:


Sat, Jan 20

6 pm Cassandra

Sun, Jan. 21

6 pm Monique

Mon, Jan 22

8 am

8 pm

Tues, Jan 23

8 pm

Wed, Jan 24

8 am

9 pm

Thur, Jan 25

​9 pm

Saturday, Jan 27

5 pm

6 pm

Sunday, Jan 28

6 pm

Monday, Jan 29

8 am

8 pm

Tue, Jan. 30

8 pm

Wed, Jan. 31

8 am

9 pm

Please rehearse every time with props and costuming that is part of the dance, such as trenchcoats that are taken off in the dance or masks that are pulled from coats, etc.

No one is expect to make every full show run though, but it's good to make several, and the more you do the better you'll be. Please note the cutoff date below for learning dances.

Note to all: At least three weeks before a show, dancers are likely to be cut from any numbers that they don't know solidly from beginning to end, unless they have specific permission to continue.

Dancers in the first row must know all necessary turns and arms, and they also must know numbers well enough to demonstrate them from beginning to end by themselves and must be able to make all the necessary sounds at the right time.




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