Session:Spring 2019 Chapter: Austin Location: Bethany United Methodist Church Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Day: Thursday Starts: 03/28 Ages: 10-18 Tuition: $195.00 Open Spots: 5
This is a basic technique tap class for those students who would like to be considered for the Singin’ in the Rain tap chorus numbers (or a lead role who taps), who have only taken core tap or no tap at all. (If you are not auditioning for the show, but are new to tap or have limited tap experience, this super fun class is also open to you. This class will focus on technique and rehearsing tap numbers from “Singin’ in the Rain” and one additional number for showcase.
New students: This class may be counted as your core dance.
Lauris Blackwell grew up singing and dancing! After high school she attended Austin College, and then went on to New York, where she was a scholarship winner to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She stayed in NYC for eleven years performing professionally on and off Broadway and on many National and European tours. Some of her favorite roles are the Narrator in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Rose, in “Bye, Bye Birdie”, Amnesia, in “Nunsense”, Lily, in “Annie”, and Rhetta, in “Pump Boys and Dinettes”.
She has performed at the White House and the Kennedy Center for both the Bush and Clinton Administration in conjunction with the Children’s Literacy Program. She performed in the Natchez Opera for ten years and was fortunate enough to be the soloist for then Governor George Bush’s Inauguration.
Since moving home to Texas, she has performed and Choreographed with Waco Children’s Theater, Temple Civic Theatre, the Public Domain, and River City Pops and many others. She has choreographed for Buzz Productions, Akins High School, River City Pops, Austin Summer Musicals For Children, as well as served on the RCP and ASMC Boards. She teaches tap, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre to all ages. She is the dance instructor and Choreographer for Christian Youth Theatre. When not dancing about, she spends time with her husband, James, and their wonderful son Dustin. She is so grateful and blessed to be a part of all of her work “families”
Classes are held in the main building floors 2 & 3.
If is auditioning, at least 1 guardian must sign up for a Production Team. Please select your preferred choice, however your Production Team is subject to change. You can find more information on Production Teams here.
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