TAP IS MUSIC… Jus’LisTeN

TAP IS MUSIC… Jus’LisTeN

In this program, veteran Chicago tap dancer, choreographer and entertainer Tré Dumas and members of his professional tap ensemble Jus’LisTeN will introduce students to the art of tap dance. Through video clips of pioneers past and present, live performance and interactive discussion, the history of this uniquely American art form will be explored. Students will view pieces to several different genres of music and also learn of the art form’s unique link to jazz. They’ll also learn the difference between choreography and improvisation. The performance will culminate with several audience members having a chance to come up and learn a short combination and the entire audience being led through a fun “call and response” style rhythmic exercise.