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Sydney Burtis, originally from central Florida, is a performer, choreographer, teacher, and multidisciplinary dancer based in NYC. At a young age, she discovered her artistic voice through tap dance and has been mentored by Michelle Dorrance, Derick Grant, Sarah Reich, Anthony Morigerato, and Danny Wallace. In 2017, Sydney was recognized as one of "Tap's Next Generation" in Dance Spirit Magazine, and was featured on the October 2018 cover. Some credits include, The Bi...read more
I strive to make my classes a safe place for exploration, discovery, and growth. We dive into our individual relationships to sound and movement, while continuing to honor the tap dance masters. I always begin class with a thorough warm up, introducing our bodies to a multitude of tap dance techniques. Immediately following, we will move through a couple of exercises ranging between technique drills, across the floor combinations, improvisation, musicality training, and/or hands and feet coordination. To finish, I will share a piece of choreography that encompasses everything we worked on. Here, dancers are encouraged not only to grasp the tap dance technique and rhythmic structure to the best of their abilities, but to also explore their approach to the floor, and how their bodies move through space. I absolutely love teaching at Broadway Dance Center, and hope you join me in the studio soon!