Tapat SHUFFLES

The TAP program at SHUFFLES, under the direction of Gail P. Crutchfield, focuses on broadway-based Tap with a strong emphasis on rhythm, musicality, and style. Students are taught by SHUFFLES’ outstanding tap faculty with live music in every class. Each tap class is grouped by age and ability. Invited classes are by audition only. Ages 3-19.

Musical Theatreat SHUFFLES

The MUSICAL THEATER program, under the direction of Buddy Crutchfield, uses a faculty of experienced Broadway actors, directors, choreographers, and musical directors to give first hand skills to students. Classes focus on acting, vocal, theater dance, and audition technique using a variety of scripts, styles and shows. Invited classes are by audition only.
Ages 6-19.

Theater Jazzat SHUFFLES

Theater Jazz explores style and original choreography from Broadway Greats like Bob Fosse, Michael Kidd, and Jerome Robbins. The specialized “Leaps and Turns” class adds more advanced technique with a focus on those skills. Jazz faculty at SHUFFLES is made up of Broadway dancers, choreographers, and other dance professionals.

Theater Balletat SHUFFLES

Theater ballet gives musical theater and tap students an opportunity to become better dancers by incorporating ballet technique to their training. The faculty consists of ballet dancers from The New York City Ballet, The School of American Ballet, and Miami City Ballet.

Ballet/Tap Comboat SHUFFLES

The Ballet/Tap Combo class is for younger students looking for an introduction to both ballet and tap. This class is for dancers ages 6-8. The hour long class is ½ ballet and ½ tap with a musical director at the piano.

Private Lessonsat SHUFFLES

For students looking to take their technique to the next level, SHUFFLES offers private coaching for tap, theater jazz, ballet, acting, and voice. high school and college admissions coaching is also available.
Ages 6-19.

Ballet/Tap Comboat SHUFFLES

The Ballet/Tap Combo class is for younger students looking for an introduction to both ballet and tap. This class is for dancers ages 6-8. The hour long class is ½ ballet and ½ tap with a musical director at the piano.

Private Lessonsat SHUFFLES

For students looking to take their technique to the next level, Shuffles offers private coaching for tap, theater jazz, ballet, acting, and voice. high school and college admissions coaching is also available.
Ages 6-19.

Class Requirements

Hair

  • Pulled out of face for Tap, Musical Theater and Theater Jazz
  • Worn in a bun for Theater Ballet

Girls Uniform

  • Tap Ages 4-7: SHUFFLES black leotard with skirt, white socks, black Mary Jane tap shoes
  • Tap Ages 8+: SHUFFLES t-shirt & tap shorts/leggings, black tap shoes
  • Musical Theater Class: SHUFFLES t-shirt & tap shorts/leggings, jazz shoes
  • Theater Ballet: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/leggings or leotard & tights, ballet shoes
  • Theater Jazz: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/leggings, jazz shoes

Boys Uniform

  • Tap: SHUFFLES t-shirt, black shorts/sweats, tap shoes
  • Musical Theater Class: SHUFFLES t-shirt, black shorts/sweats, jazz shoes
  • Theater Ballet: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/sweats, ballet shoes
  • Theater Jazz: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/sweats, jazz shoes

Students are expected to arrive on time for all classes

All classes are held at STUDIO MAESTRO located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at: 48 West 68th street (between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West).