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Aaron Parkhurst has almost two decades of tap dance experience under his belt. He received dance training in his hometown of Albany, NY. Working in NYC professionally for the past 10 years, he now calls the city his home.
Aaron is a guest instructor for Shuffles NYC, Dance Masters of America, as well as SLIDE, a week long tap intensive directed by Mike Minery. He also teaches private lessons in NYC and travels to choreograph and instruct master classes throughout the...read more
Aaron’s classes are based in rhythm tap. He has designed his classes to give the students the technique and tools necessary to grow as dancers and musicians. His philosophy is that each student can grow to understand and execute tap with practice and a clear breakdown of steps, which he incorporates in class. He begins with a rhythmic warm up to engage the students and properly prepare them for class. Rudiment and technique exercises, along with acrossthefloor combinations will further the students’ understanding for proper execution of tap vocabulary. He likes to end class with a combination set to music to add that next level of musicality and performance. Aaron’s classes are rhythmic, technical, athletic and of course fun. He strives to push students to a new level of understanding and appreciation for the art of tap dance. A simple strategy Aaron conveys to all students is, “If you can say it, you can do it.”
BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.