M.A.D.D. Virtual Tap Experience

Bill Bojangles Robinson’s face says it all. We are over-the-top with joy and appreciation for all the support that you showed us! When this pandemic hit, like many of you, we were extremely unsure of what that meant for us. We had to shut the studio down, immediately. Our business wasn’t considered essential and neither was our talent. People started making the switch to digital formats, but it wasn’t the same. There is something about being in the room with your students, audience, company. The transference of energy is a real thing and I, now understand it better than before. Then came the cancellations! Every gig that I and many of my dancers had contracted, was gone. Within a week various streams of income were reduced to 0. Being forced to stay in the house took some getting used to, but it also forced us into rethinking our approach to tap dance. The MADD Virtual Tap Experience was, originally, supposed to be a physical event. We, intensely strategized a new plan to turn the whole thing digital but make it feel like it was in person! We, sincerely, hope that you got that feeling!!!!!!

Your continued support of us and our mission to Make A Difference Dancing Rhythms is greatly appreciated and humbly accepted. Thank you for allowing us to bring a little piece of tap joy into all of your lives. Stay tuned for the reprise in 2021 during our 20th Anniversary!

Sincerely,
Bril Barrett

We know times are M.A.D.D.ening right now with COVID-19. We don’t want to miss out sharing the wood with everyone on National Tap Dance Day. We are going to maintain our social distance and host everything #virtually.
We miss being able to share the wood with you but can’t wait to reconnect on the wood sooner when the world heals. #StayingHomeSavesLives

Pricing

  • Sunday’s Events: $50
  • Monday’s Events: $20

Last Years Faculty

Schedule of Events

We have our virtual intensive set up so that you pay one flat rate per day and have access to all events that are happening! We are excited to share with you all what we have in store. Get ready for the M.A.D.D. experience!

Since we are virtual, we know everyone’s dancing space is different. To accommodate everyone, neighbors included, the class recordings will be available to those who have registered until June 7th!

Sunday’s Classes

TimeBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
9:00 – 9:45Star Dixon
Tap for Tots
Bril BarrettDonnetta Jackson
9:45 – 10:00WATER BREAK
10:00 – 10:45KJ SheldonCarmen PaquetteAlexandrya Fryson
10:45 – 11:00WATER BREAK
11:00 – 11:45Carmen PaquetteTime BrickeyKJ Sheldon
12:00 – 1:30LUNCH BREAKFOOTAGEMC: Tristan Bruns
1:45 – 2:30Alexandrya FrysonStar DixonTime Brickey
2:30 – 2:45WATER BREAK
2:45 – 3:30Bril BarrettDonnetta Jackson
Chicago Footwork
Star Dixon

Monday’s Events

To pay homage to the #hoofers before us, we open up our Tap Dance Day celebrations with a tap jam and finish it out by remembering and watching the footage of the masters who paved the way for us as tap dancers today.

TimeEvent
4:00 – 5:30Tap Jam
5:30 – 7:30Viewing Party: “BoJangles”
7:30 – 8:00Q&A moderated by KJ Sheldon