Andrew J. Nemr Announces TAP INTO FREEDOM – Tap Dance Webinars, Intensive, and Private Coaching
About TAP INTO FREEDOM
On January 1, 2014 Andrew will launch Tap Into Freedom, a complete program of FREE Webinars, a 50-hour Intensive, and Private Coaching services. The cornerstone event of Tap Into Freedom is a one-week long intensive to be held July 14-19th in New York City. Featuring over 50 hours of training, guest faculty, and the opportunity to audition privately for Nemr’s tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, Tap Into Freedom, is poised provide a new kind of tap dance educational experience. The curriculum is designed by Nemr himself and is informed by Nemr’s unique journey having been initially trained in both musical theatre and rhythm tap traditions and later been guided by many recognized master tap dancers including Tony Award winners Henry LeTang, Savion Glover, and Gregory Hines. In short, the curriculum focuses on providing each student with the context and tools they need to more efficiently self-propel their tap dance education. Free Webinars hosted by Nemr will be held throughout the year with topics geared towards students at varying levels as well as tap dance educators. Private coaching sessions with Nemr will also available online and in person.
For those interested in The Intensive but unable to attend, the Tap Into Freedom Intensive is available to tour and the curriculum may be modified to fit unique contexts.
For further information, registration and inquiries visit the Tap Into Freedom Website.
About Andrew J. Nemr
Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew is considered one of the most hardworking and diverse tap dance artists today. Whether playing with Nat Adderley Jr., directing CPD PLUS, or co-founding the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc., Andrew has garnered a reputation for impeccable musicianship, sensitivity, and respect for the craft that he loves. A 2012 TED Global Fellow and the artist in residence for the Quarterly Arts Soiree (QAS) at Webster Hall, Andrew received an NEA Masterpieces: Dance Initiative Grant to reconstruct the works of classic tap dance soloists, garnering critical and popular acclaim upon their presentation in Echoes In Time. Collectively, Andrew’s choreography and solo work has been described as “a welcome return to the elegance of simplicity and the tap dancer as maker of aural magic” (exploredance.com) and “deeply touching” (Daily Gazette).
An internationally recognized performer and educator Andrew has performed alongside the likes of Nat Adderley, Jr., Harry Connick Jr., the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, and the legendary Les Paul. He has also traveled internationally to present his unique performance style and educational approach including Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Stockholm, Barcelona and across the United States. Nemr appears on the Grammy nominated recording “Itsbynne Reel” by Dave Eggar, the DVD Documentary and companion album “Tuesdays at Mona’s” by Mona’s Hot Four, and as narrator of DanceTime Publications’ first tap dance DVD, Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film. Andrew has been blessed to receive the guidance of Dr. Bunny Briggs, Dr. Jimmy Slyde, Dr. James “Buster” Brown, LeRoy Myers, Ernest “Brownie” Brown, Henry “Phace” Roberts, Dr. Henry LeTang, Mable Lee, Tina Pratt, Dianne Walker, Savion Glover, Ted Levy, and Gregory Hines.
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