Minnesota tappers – don’t miss this amazing opportunity to take master classes from world renowned tap dancers!
Master Tap Classes with Dianne Walker and Guillem Alonso
Sunday, January 22
Dianne Walker “Lady Di” (Boston)
Intermediate Class: 1:00-2:15pm
Advanced class: 2:30-3:45pm
Guillem Alonso (Barcelona, Spain)
Advanced class: 1:00-2:15pm
Intermediate class: 2:30-3:45pm
Classes held at Heartbeat Performing Arts Center, located 8 min south of MOA, off 77/Cedar Ave. Address below.
Tuition: $25 per class
Ages 12 through adult.
To reserve a spot in class, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Heartbeat at 952-432-7833.
Dianne Walker: Considered a pioneer in the resurgence of tap dance with a career over 30 years spanning Broadway, television, film and international dance concerts. She’s been dubbed the “Ella Fitzgerald of Tap Dance.” The Boston Herald called her “America’s First Lady of Tap” and in Dallas, “The Ballerina of Tap”. Savion Glover and his contemporaries affectionately call her “Aunt Dianne” in acknowledgment of her unique place as mentor, teacher and confidante. In appreciation of her personal style and elegance as a performer, as well as her eloquent and passionate commitment to the art of tap dance, mentors and peers refer to her as “Lady Di”.
Guillem Alonso: Guillem Alonso has been, as a teacher and organizer, the driving force behind a new generation of tap dancers in Barcelona. He is currently directing the Escola Luthier Dansa (Barcelona), where he organizes his Professional Tap Training Program, open to dancers from around the world. He won the Dansacat 2010 Prize. He has been a soloist in the show Fire Of Dance, traveling to Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Holland, Slovakia, Hungary and Belgium. He acted on Broadway at the New Victory Theater (New York) with the show La Vida Es Ritmo, which has co-created with the company Camut Band. His work has been screened at the festivals of Edinburgh, Toronto, New Haven, Greenwich, and Tàrrega (Spain). He is one of the few dancers who practice sand dance style, with which he has gained prestige and international recognition.