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Intermediate/Advanced Tap with Sara Savelli


July 27, 2024 | 10:00am

type: master class
age: Ages 9+
Playhouse Square

Advanced Tap with Sarah Savelli from 10 am - 11:30 am in the Green Rehearsal Hall. This Rhythm Tap technique class will begin with a warm-up, progress into skill drills and across the floor exercises, and culminate with an engaging 8 bar combination.

About The Instructor:

A founding member of the influential, Chicago-based female tap company Rhythm ISS…
Sarah Savelli has been teaching, performing, choreographing, and producing Tap dance
events for the past 25+ years.
Best known for her swift and intricate footwork, Sarah has studied and danced with many of
Tap dancing’s historical greats. She performed with Savion Glover in various shows across the
USA, including “Stepz” at NYC’s Joyce Theater, and was commissioned three times by
Playhouse Square (Cleveland, OH) to create and perform a full-length tap work. Sarah was the
first Capezio ACE Award for Tap choreography finalist, and also appears in the PBS
documentary Juba! The Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance. She continues to teach and
perform nationally and internationally at various tap festivals and studios including Steps on
Broadway in NYC.
In addition to producing the Cleveland Tap Experience annually, she is the artistic director of
the Cleveland Tap Crew, a youth tap ensemble with 50+ members that she established in
2012, and co-director of the Ohio Elite Tap Company, a pre-professional ensemble that was
established in 2020.
In 2022, Sarah and her fellow Rhythm ISS… co-founders Idella Reed-Davis and Sharon
Rushing were recognized and honored as "Tapology Living Legends”, and in 2023 she
traveled to London to set a new piece on the esteemed tap company OKR Dance.
Her 2024 adventures include resurrecting the Dig Tap Society, and opening the Cleveland
Tap Dance Conservatory at the Shore Cultural Centre in Cleveland, Ohio.
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