Community Tap Classes are designed to provide a unique dance experience that combines rhythmic expression and organic movement. The object of every class is for each student to have fun while learning and developing at his or her own pace in a supportive environment. Three levels of tap dance allow students to determine the degree of challenge that they enjoy while experiencing firsthand this unique American art form.
Fall 2012: September 11 – November 13, 2012
Beginning Jazztap - 6:00 p.m.
Intermediate Jazztap - 7:00 p.m.
Advanced Jazztap - 8:00 p.m.
Fall 2012 Brochure and Registration COMING SOON
Classes are held in the Baker Center for the Arts, Room 226, on the Muhlenberg College Campus.
Shelley Oliver has toured throughout Europe, China, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. She has appeared internationally with some of the legends of the tap world, including Savion Glover, Jimmy Slide, Buster Brown, Steve Condos, and Chuck Green. She is a founding member of Manhattan Tap and was co-artistic director and choreographer with the company. Her television appearances include Tap Dance in America with Gregory Hines, and Star Search. She has also performed with many great jazz musicians, including Slide Hampton, David "Fathead" Newman, Robin Eubanks, and Kenny Washington. Ms. Oliver was recently a guest soloist with The River City Brass, one of the nation's premier brass bands.
Ms. Oliver has conducted lectures and demonstrations for the Lincoln Center and New York City Public Schools. She is the producer of seven CDs, Tap Music for Tap Dancers, that have become a standard tool for dance classes, professional tappers, and students. She also tours locally with the Muhlenberg Jazztap Ensemble at schools and facilities in the Allentown area.