Join your fellow elves and "Flap, Shuffle, and Ball Change" your way into Santa's heart as you explore the wonders of tap to the smooth sounds of Harry Connik Jr.'s, "The Happy Elf". This Beginning TapClass will prepare you with all the basics for musical theater tap dance so you are ready for the stage. Teacher Suz Ruddock comes with years of professional tap experience and has trained under some of the most important hoofers of our times including Gregory Hines. If you are new to tap and need shoes contact one of our coordinators to find out about our tap shoe library.
Susan Ruddock is excited to be celebrating her 35th year with The Skylark Tappers! When Suz took her first Interpretive Dance class from Sr. Jeanine Therese, she knew she found her passion for dance. That passion parlayed into a lifetime of diverse dance forms: modern, ballet, tap, jazz & musical theatre. In 2010, Suz was chosen as a local Rockette to open the Radio City Rockettes’ show in Portland. Over the years, Suz honed her tap skills by interacting with Cholly Atkins, Brenda Buffalino, Honi Coles, Linda Sohl-Elison, Fred Strickler, local tap master Terry Brock & countless other tap masters. Suz enjoys engaging in theatre as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer or assistant director with over 40 shows to her credit. Her most recent venture was Disney’s The Lion King for Kids.
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