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Tap Bootcamp

August 12-14, 2022

Lake Hopatcong Studio

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Tap Bootcamp

August 12-14, 2022

Lake Hopatcong Studio

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  • Program Highlights
    • Three-Day Program
    • Open to All Dancers - Studio Dancers and Independents
    • Adv. Beginner thru Adv./Pre-Professional Levels
    • Level-Appropriate Technique & Combinations
    • Additional Skills and Complexity in More Advanced Levels
    • Shim Sham, Tap Turns, Improv Jam, Theater Tap**
    • Rhythm, BS Chorus, Street, Heels, Tricks**
    • Large Studios, Sprung Floors, Air Conditioning
    • Parent Lounge with CCTV
      **Content Varied by Faculty
  • Schedule by Day
  • Enrollment - Click Here to Register
    • Open to All Dancers - Studio Dancers and Independents
    • Tuition must be paid in advance
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Faculty

Tap Bootcamp Faculty
Jason Luks
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Jason Luks is a performer, choreographer and teacher. He is currently on faculty at Steps on Broadway, NYCDA, and Joffrey Ballet School teaching Musical Theater. He was a member of the Tony Award nominated Falsettos choreography team with Director and Pulitzer Prize winner, James Lapine. He worked with Josh Prince and James Lapine on the choreography for "Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing." Jason's performance credits include “White Christmas” (Broadway), “On The Town" (Barrington Stage), “My One And Only” (Stages St. Louis), Rasta Thomas' Tap Stars, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Late Late Show with James Corden, MTV’s Video Music Awards, and Good Morning America. He has performed at the Kennedy Center for Presidents Obama and Bush. Jason is a member of the award winning The JaM Project. He won the Adult World Tap Dance Solo Championship at International Dance Organization’s World Tap Dance Competition, and ADA’s National Choreographer of the Year. Jason’s choreography has been presented on Broadway's Walter Kerr Theater (Falsettos), the Kennedy Center, and Symphony Space NYC. Jason graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance.

Anthony Morigerato
Anthony Morigerato

Anthony Morigerato is a tap dancer, producer, director, content creator, writer, and Emmy nominated choreographer. Anthony is the executive producer and artistic director for AM Dance Productions. AM Dance Productions, short films include The Text, The Subtext, and the award winning When Snow Falls. AM Dance Productions live theatrical shows include AM Dance Project, Matt and Anthony, Flood (in the dark corner), Flood, and Alternate Spaces. Anthony founded and is currently co-director and managing partner of Operation: Tap, an online forum dedicated to immersing tap dancing into the public’s consciousness. Anthony worked as a tap dance teacher, performer, and adjudicator for NUVO Dance Convention. As a performer, Anthony was a soloist and member of Michael Minery’s Tapaholics, a soloist and associate choreographer for Stacey Tookey’s Still Motion, and a soloist for numerous productions. He has appeared as a choreographer and/or a performer on TV shows including The Tony Danza Show, America’s Got Talent, The Arsenio Hall Show, So You Think You Can Dance (Emmy Nomination 2016). Anthony trained at Marymount Manhattan College, where he performed the works of Robert Battle, Elizabeth Higgins, Jiri Kylian, David Parsons, Katie Langan and William Soleu. He has recently done choreographic residencies at Marymount Manhattan College, Pace University, and is an Artist in Residence at the American Tap Dance Foundation. Most recently, Anthony performed and had choreography featured in Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic, presented by the Joyce Theater in NYC.

Jenny LeProtto
Jenny LeProtto

Jenny LeProtto started dancing at age four, studying all forms of dance including tap with Mike Minery (Tapaholics, Slide, American Tap Festival, JUMP Director) and performing works by Ray Leeper (So You Think You Can Dance Choreographer, NUVO Director). While she trained in all forms of dance, Jenny's current fortes are teaching tap, hip hop and jazz, as well as teaching all styles of dance for young children. Jenny is best known for her tap choreography. She was recently recognized by American Dance Awards for many of her tap, jazz and lyrical pieces. Jenny’s work has been described as “intricate, polished and exciting!” Jenny is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a major in Education.

Jeremy Arnold
Jeremy Arnold

Jeremy Arnold earned his MFA in Dance and Social Justice from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2020. He is an alumnus of the tap program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow under the direction of Michelle Dorrance. Jeremy was a principal dancer with Tapestry Dance Company from 2014 through 2017, performing in the United States and abroad and was and featured in the PBS docuseries Arts In Context. Before joining Tapestry, Jeremy toured nationally with Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers. From 2015 through 2020, Jeremy was a lecturer on the faculty of University of Texas at Austin dance department, teaching courses in rhythm tap, jazz, composition, and music theory. He served as artistic director for several mainstage productions. Since 2013, Jeremy has worked with Charles O Anderson’s Dance Theatre X, performing in and choreographing works which premiered at American Dance Festival, MANCC at Florida State University, The Fuzebox Festival, and The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. In 2020, he was associate director of and performed in the dance film (Re)current Unrest, described by Sightlines Magazine as a “masterpiece.” Jeremy has served on the faculty of many tap festivals including Soul 2 Soul, True Sound Rhythm Festival, Riff, Phoenix Tap Fest, Little Rock Tap Fest, and SynCoPate. His work has been commissioned by Tap Ties, Third Coast Rhythm Project and Tapestry Dance Company. Most recently, Jeremy can be seen dancing alongside Karissa Royster in Mood Indigo, a short dance film produced by Amplified Productions.

Lisa LaTouche
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Most recently, Lisa LaTouche was an original cast member of SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway choreographed by Savion Glover and directed by George C. Wolfe. She appeared with the cast on the TONY Awards, after which they received the Fred Astaire award for “Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway show” and the A.C.C.A. Actor’s Equity Award for “Outstanding Broadway Chorus.” Lisa toured with Savion Glover productions in STEPZ, and also performing in both New York's Off-Broadway and the North American touring casts of STOMP. Lisa has performed, choreographed and taught world wide on various independent projects and was also faculty member of the School of Jacob's pillow under the direction of Dianne Walker in 2012. She is a guest faculty member at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway.

Mark Orsborn
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Mark Orsborn is a tap dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He was a soloist with the Tap America Project and featured in the Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary and Smithsonian 150th Anniversary shows. Mark is a former member of the touring company Tappers With Attitude. He was an original cast member in Debbie Allen’s production of Brothers of the Knight at the Kennedy Center. Mark choreographed and taught for numerous dance studios and companies before joining the faculty off several conventions and tap festivals including Kids Artistic Review, Starpower Power Pak, Dance Masters of America, Groove, and D.C. Tap Festival. Mark is the co-founder The JaM Project, and was recently recognized by Dance Spirit and The Washington Post for his choreography and concept video production.

Mary No
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Mary No began her training in New York City with teachers including Savion Glover, Jason Samuels Smith, Derick Grant, Michelle Dorrance, Mike Minery and Gil Stroming. Immediately following high school, she started teaching classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway as well at as several dance conventions. She is currently a faculty member and choreographer for Gil Stroming’s Break the Floor tap convention and off-Broadway show in New York City. Mary has been the company tap teacher at In The Spotlight since 2004 and has won countless awards for her choreography. Mary graduated from Montclair State University.

Pamela Yasutake
Pamela Yasutake

Pamela Yasutake made her Broadway debut in the original cast of "Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed." Directed by George C. Wolfe and choreographed by Savion Glover, the critically acclaimed production received ten nominations for the 2016 Tony Award, including Best Musical. Originally from Seattle, WA and now living in New York City, Pamela's television credits include the 70th annual Tony Awards (CBS), Maya and Marty (NBC) and So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) awards. Other credits include sold-out concerts with Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies in New York, Washington, DC and Dubai, performances alongside Emmy Award-winner Jason Samuels Smith and his company Anybody Can Get It, acting and choreography for the production of "Dance This ..." of the Seattle Theater Group, eight seasons of the Black Nativity Play of Seattle in which she played the leading role of Mary's dancer for two consecutive seasons, and performing in several tap festivals throughout the country along with legendary Tap masters.

Tommy Wasiuta
Tommy Wasiuta

Tommy Wasiuta is a New York City based tap dancer hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. He trained at Performing Arts Centre under the direction of Tracy Davenport and Anthony Russo. Tommy is an alumnus of the Tap Program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow (2017) and the University of Missouri. He is a co-founder and performer with St. Louis-based professional tap company, moSTLy Tap. In March 2021, he released “EBTKS feet. Tommy Wasiuta”, an original tap and jazz album in collaboration with EBTKS (Everything But The Kitchen Sink). Tommy has choreographed and performed with the St. Louis Rhythm Collaborative in their premiere show “In Due Time, a tribute to the Dave Brubeck Quartet”. He also performed in the Emerson Spring to Dance Festival, The St. Lou Revue with Circus Flora, and “The Ground Sound” with the Radiant Rhythm Initiative. He has been seen alongside the JaM Project, Anthony Russo, Ariana Savalas, the St. Louis Big Band, and the University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Ensemble. He has taught across the United States including at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), Renee Johnson’s Dance Studio, the Swingin’ into Summer Tap Festival, RIFF Dallas Tap Festival, The Big Muddy Dance Fest, and Beyond the Stars Dance Convention.


For Out of Town Dancers

Suggested Hotels
Hilton Gardens Inn (Rockaway)*
Homewood Suites (Rockaway/Dover)*
Hampton Inn (Denville)
* We understand that these hotels have limited availability for the Tap Bootcamp dates (status as of July 29th)

Studio Location and Directions
Only Minutes from the Rockaway Mall & Sparta
768 Route 15 S, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
(behind Dunkin’ Donuts)
Phone: 973-663-2009
Email: dance.danj@gmail.com
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Matthew Powell Testimonial

“It has been wonderful working with the highly inspired dancers and faculty at DANJ's Summer Academy Tap Bootcamps. The facility is beautiful, among the nicest I’ve visited in the country. After working with Jason Luks on Broadway, I was not surprised to find the level of tap education at Tap Bootcamp to be top-shelf!” —Randy Skinner, Director & Choreographer “Dames At Sea” (Broadway), Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” (Broadway and Tour), and Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award and Astaire Award winner!

Lake Hopatcong

768 Route 15 South
973-663-2009
dance.danj@gmail.com

Sparta

328 Sparta Ave
973-729-9449
dance.danj@gmail.com


Lake Hopatcong

768 Route 15 South
973-663-2009
dance.danj@gmail.com

Sparta

328 Sparta Ave
973-729-9449
dance.danj@gmail.com