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Cartier Williams Dance Theater: Tap Dance Intensive

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If you're familiar with the tap dance scene at all, the name Cartier Williams should ring a bell. Good news New Yorkers, over the next nine months he will be in NYC teaching a one-of-a-kind workshop series in the art of hoofing.

Presented by Cartier Williams Dance Theater, the series is geared towards students ages 10-18 at the advanced beginner/intermediate level. Tap students will learn directly from Williams, exploring various rhythms including African Congo Beats, Latin Rhythms, Irish Jig, and more. Williams will help the dancers work on their skills, learn new moves, and refine their technique. The weekly "Hoof Like a Pro!" classes will be held on Friday evenings starting tomorrow, Sept. 5, and continuing through May 29, 2015. Studio locations within NYC may vary and registration is required (see below). At the culmination of the series there will be a performance for all participating students.

MORE ON CARTIER WILLIAMS: The hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker, and performer hails from Washington, D.C. He began tap dancing at the age of four and has been active in the tap dance community ever since. Throughout his career Cartier has had the opportunity to dance with a multitude of tap pioneers and masters, including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Peg Leg Bates, and the Nicholas Brothers. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Tonight Show,” “Good Morning America,” and CNN. Cartier has performed for President Clinton, co-starring with Bebe Neuwirth in the PBS special “In Performance at The White House.” He also performed for President George W. Bush at the 2006 Congressional Picnic at the White House. He is currently developing multiple musical productions, and expanding his brand with products including tap shoes and instructional videos.

TO REGISTER: For more information, details on studio locations, and to register, contact: cwdancetheater@yahoo.com. Space is limited.

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