When- August 1-7
Where- Long Beach, CA.
Part of the dance festival, DANCERPALOOZA!
SLIDE is a unique tap workshop that really puts the focus on the attendees. SLIDE is directed by Mike Minery and has an amazing faculty featuring Anthony Morigerato, Jason Janas, Ayodele Casel, Lisa Minery, AJ Russo, Jade Whitmire, Aaron Parkhurst and many more. But the difference between SLIDE and other festivals is that the students not only take class, they learn a ton of choreography! Each attendee is cast in 2 pieces each for our closing show at the beautiful Long Beach Performing Arts Center.
These are two full routines that are cast based on age and level. This is what pushes the dancers in a way they've never been pushed before. To learn a piece from Anthony Morigerato in a week and then be expected to perform it on stage is no easy task. It will put even the most talented of tap dancers to the test. All the pieces are challenging and fun and everyone leaves the event feeling like they've gotten better.
We've been doing SLIDE for 13 years and have had some amazing young tap dancers attend year after year. This is what one of our alumni had to say about SLIDE:
Aaron Earl Turner: "Slide was one of the first opportunities where I was capable of truly pursuing tap dance at an advanced level. I was surrounded by people serious about their craft, just like myself, and in an environment that was positive and uplifting. The tap education was thorough beginning with the history of tap dance, up until the most current and modern tips and tricks. I will never forget, at the dress rehearsal for our Off-Broadway Showcase, Savion Glover came and stopped by to show his support. I made a multitude of friends at the Slide Dance Intensive, and many professional connections that I hold dear to this day (Mike Minery, Anthony Morigerato, and Nick Dinicolangelo etc.)
I'm thrilled that SLIDE is representing tap dance at DANCERPALOOZA. There are so many wonderful events happening at DANCERPALOOZA that you have to go to the website to see them all. Go to DANCERPALOOZA.COM to register for SLIDE and you'll realize that being a part of an event like this can change your life!