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Tap Bootcamp

August 6-8

Lake Hopatcong Studio

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Tap Bootcamp

August 6-8

Lake Hopatcong Studio

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  • Program Highlights
    • Three-Day Program (Friday - Sunday)
    • 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
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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 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.

Alicia Monaco
Alicia Monacao

Alicia Monaco is a teacher and choreographer. She began her training with Sharon DiCrosta and continued studying with Ayodele Casel, Derick Grant, Andrew Nemr and Gregory Hines. Alicia has performed with Cats Paying Dues, a NYC based tap company; was the Director of Tap Into the Soul, where her choreography was featured in NYC's Dumbo Dance Festival at Symphony Space; and was a featured tap dancer and choreographer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music along side artists Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino of 'A Great Big World.’ In addition to performing, Alicia has been a faculty member for American Dance Awards, Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America, Syn.co.pate, and Generation IV.

Corey Snide
Corey Snide

Corey John Snide began dancing young as a competitive dancer. He competed at the international level and took home two gold medals for Team USA at the age of 9 for Tap and Contemporary. His professional career started shortly after in the West End production of BILLY ELLIOT the musical as the leading role, Billy. He performed the show in London and Australia for a year and a half before returning home to be in the Original Broadway cast of 13 THE MUSICAL as the leading role, Evan. From there, he went on to study dance at The Juilliard School where he graduated with a BFA in 2015. It was there that he found his passion for creation having had his works featured in Choreographic Honors 4 years in a row. Since graduation, he has danced in TV commercials, the Dirty Dancing tele-film remake, and was the Dance Captain for CATS on Broadway. Currently, he is the Dance Captain for the Broadway revival for CAROUSEL.

Demi Remick
Demi Remick

Demi Remick is a YoungArts Gold winner in Dance, one of Dance Magazine's 2014 Top-25-To-Watch, a Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee, SUNY Purchase Junior Dance Award Recipient and a Capezio Athlete. Demi has toured with Postmodern Jukebox and is a member of the 'Bessie' award-winning company, Dorrance Dance, where she has performed at Danspace St. Marks Church, Fall For Dance at CityCenter, and Jacob's Pillow to name a few. Demi understudied Jason Samuels Smith’s “Chasin’ the Bird” at the Joyce Theatre and performed in Emma Portner & The Flock’s, “A Primitive Cinema” in NYC. Demi has performed in “A Salute to the Presidential Scholars” at the Kennedy Center and in YoungArts’ Gala both directed by Bill T. Jones, attended Juilliard’s Summer Program and has taught internationally. Demi has a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance where she performed works by Azure Barton, José Limón, Alexandra Beller, Trisha Brown, Xan Burley and Doug Varone.

Jason Holley
Jason Holley

Jason Holley's credits include the Broadway production of "Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed," Debbie Allen's "Pipito's Story," "Dreams," and "Brothers of the Knight," and the Kennedy Center Honors honoring Shirley Temple. Jason began dancing with the Tappers With Attitude Youth Ensemble (TWA), and moved to Los Angeles when he was 15, studying at Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He became a choreographer and dancer for the WNBA Team, the Los Angeles Sparks. Jason has spent two years in Tokyo, Japan dancing for Tokyo Disney, in the jazz review "Big Band Beat!"

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.

Justin Lewis
Justin Lewis

Justin Lewis began studying dance at Knock On Wood Tap Studio and later became a member of Tappers With Attitude, dancing at Lincoln Theatre, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Blues Alley, The Smithsonian, National Corcoran Gallery, and The Apollo. Justin performed with renowned tap dancer and “hoofer” Savion Glover, Baakari Wilder, Jason Samuels Smith and Dianne Walker. He attended Columbia College Chicago, majoring in Performing Arts Management. Recently, Justin was a principle dancer on “Tap Worx” at Universal Studios. He is also a swing for Rhythmic Circus’s “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.” Justin has geared his career and dancing efforts to bettering the art of dance. By adding new innovative ideas and new aged music, he performs, choreographs and stimulates audiences across the country and around the world.

Kelly Kaleta
Kelly Kaleta

Kelly Kaleta started her dance training in Western MA at the age of 6, studying ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop before graduating from high school. While attending Boston University, she began teaching in the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts. She now teaches up and down the east coast and Canada, doing master classes and conventions, workshops and performances. She is a faculty member and choreographer for Gil Stroming’s Break the Floor, has done choreography for the Legacy Dancers and many competition groups, and her students have received numerous awards. In 2006, she was a cast member of Imagine Tap!, choreographed and directed by Derick Grant, and most recently can be seen in Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, a film written and directed by Damien Chazelle.

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.

Nathan Beech
Nathan Beech

Nathan is originally from Northern Virginia. He started tap dancing at the age of five. He cultivated his passion for dance, training at multiple studios including Studio Blue Dance Center and Degrasse Dance Studio. At 15 he booked his first dance tour with Brother’s of the Knight, directed by Debbie Allen. He toured internationally with Tap Dogs in 2015.

As a member of the professional company The Jam Project 2016-17, he toured across the country at the Capezio ACE Awards, Brake the Floor Production’s 25 Live, and Good Times, Bad times at The Kennedy Center. The group was also selected to perform in World of Dance 2018. Nathan performed a lead role with Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens 2017 and 2018.

Previous accolades include selection by The National Young Art Foundation as a 2015 Young Arts Finalist awarding him the Silver Award in Dance/Tap and also recognized him for his Exceptional Artistic Achievement in 2014. Nathan teaches and choreographs in multiple studios.

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.


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
770 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