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Musical Theater

Broadway, touring companies, regional theater, dinner theater, community theater, and more…

The theater gives dancers their best opportunity for long-term continuous employment but so few of our young dancers are prepared for the theater.

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…will change that!

Our dancers will

  • Be required to know at least twenty-four musicals during the program. They will read the book, know the part that is right for them and prepare a song to be performed for their classmates.
  • They will become confidant and comfortable when a Musical Director says, “dancers to the piano please”. They will be prepared to dance, sing and act in a show and they will be ready when featured parts are offered to them.
  • Every week our dancers will have a private voice lesson and an ensemble voice lesson. Every Friday they will hand their sheet music to the pianist, nod to begin and sing for their classmates. Their performance will be critiqued by Equity professionals and then they will be handed next weeks musical to be prepared.
  • Musical theater will become as natural to them in six-months as dance is today.

Musical theater is excellent income, long-term union employment and a lot of fun. It’s time for our dancers to prepare for musical theater.

“Dancers that can sing are worth their weight in gold. They make the casting process so much easier”Rob Barron, Director

Meet the Pros

TAPS Faculty and Staff

  • Don Mirault

    President

  • Joey Doucette

    Broadway Jazz

  • Helene Phillips

    Jazz

  • Tony Coppola

    Tap

  • STEVE JUDKINS

    Voice

  • Paul Kirkland

    HipHop

  • DON BELLAMY

    BALLET

  • Janet Langer

    Jazz & HipHop

  • Erica Pedersen

    Contemporary

  • ASHLEY KEMP

    JAZZ

  • Lisa Clarson

    Broadway Jazz

  • Jill Crook

    Aerial Specialist

  • Val Minchin

    Lyrical & Ballet

  • Nancy Anderson

    Jazz

  • Helen Estrella

    Contemporary

  • Jane Lanier

    Contemporary

  • Justine Menter

    Jazz / Contemporary

  • Michelle Chandler Smith

    Contemporary Jazz

  • Adam Cates

    Broadway Jazz

  • COLLEEN CRAIG

    BALLET / CONTEMPORARY

  • Janet Roston

    JAZZ / THEATER ARTS

  • Okewa Garret

    Jazz/Hip-Hop

  • Justin Bryant

    Jazz

  • Eric Bean

    Jazz/Ballet

Along with some of the Top Teachers from the Rock Center for Dance!