All SHUFFLES classes (except for Baby Broadway) culminate in a fully staged annual production with a unique theme, conceived, directed and choreographed by Broadway professionals, complete with beautiful costumes, original musical arrangements, professional rehearsals, and live music in a union theater.

Tapat SHUFFLES

The TAP program at SHUFFLES, under the direction of Gail P. Crutchfield, focuses on a combination of Broadway-based tap and rhythm tap with a strong emphasis on musicality, and style. SHUFFLES Tap classes are not limited to just dancing, but also focus on all aspects of performance, including singing and acting, together with live music in every class. Students are taught by SHUFFLES’ highly experienced tap faculty.

Classes in the tap program are offered for students ages 3 to 19 and are grouped by age and ability level. Invited classes are by audition only. A Ballet/Tap Combo class is offered for ages 6-8, which incorporates skills in both disciplines.

Musical Theaterat SHUFFLES

The MUSICAL THEATER program, under the direction of Buddy Crutchfield, hones skills in acting and vocal technique combined with theater dance, using a variety of scripts, styles, and shows. Musical theater classes are taught by a faculty of experienced Broadway actors, directors, choreographers, and musical directors.

Musical theater classes are offered for students ages 6 to 19. Invited classes are by audition only.

Baby Broadwayat SHUFFLES

A one of a kind program for New York City’s youngest tap and musical theater stars, ages 18 months to 3 years!​ ​Start your little one’s dance journey on the right foot—with tap shoes!

Tap provides the perfect foundation to introduce your little one to the world of dance and musical theater for the very first time​ in a nurturing and fun-focused environment​. Explore rhythm and musicality in this 45-minute class filled to the brim with singing and dancing led by two teachers with live music. Baby Broadway is offered in six week sessions in two age groups​.​

Theater Jazzat SHUFFLES

THEATER JAZZ explores original choreography from ‘”Broadway Greats” like Bob Fosse, Michael Kidd, Jerome Robbins, and more, and focuses on stylized movement used in the context of musical theater performance, in addition to stressing the technique required to execute these styles. Theater Jazz faculty at SHUFFLES is made up of Broadway dancers, choreographers, and other dance professionals.

Theater Jazz classes are offered for students ages 9 to 19. Invited classes are by audition only.

Theater Balletat SHUFFLES

THEATER BALLET provides students with the foundational elements of classical technique to elevate their overall dance performance capabilities.

Theater Ballet classes are offered for students ages 6 to 19. A Ballet/Tap Combo class is offered for ages 6-8, which incorporates skills in both disciplines.

Broadway Workshopat SHUFFLES

BROADWAY WORKSHOP is a brand-new class encompassing multiple genres of dance, such as commercial dance, Fosse, contemporary, lyrical, Theater Dance, and more. Broadway Workshop will feature two genres of dance in the fall semester, and two other styles of dance in the spring semester, each for a six-week session. Designed for the advanced dancer to more deeply explore their training, classes are taught by highly acclaimed guest teachers.

Broadway Workshop is offered for two levels: Pre-Professional and Intermediate dancers.

Private Lessonsat SHUFFLES

For students looking to take their technique to the next level, SHUFFLES offers private coaching for tap, theater dance, ballet, acting, and voice. High school and college admissions coaching is also available. Private lessons are available on an on-going basis or can be purchased individually.

Broadway Workshopat SHUFFLES

BROADWAY WORKSHOP is a brand-new class encompassing multiple genres of dance, such as commercial dance, Fosse, contemporary, lyrical, Theater Dance, and more. Broadway Workshop will feature two genres of dance in the fall semester, and two other styles of dance in the spring semester, each for a six-week session. Designed for the advanced dancer to more deeply explore their training, classes are taught by highly acclaimed guest teachers.

Broadway Workshop is offered for pre-professional students.

Private Lessonsat SHUFFLES

For students looking to take their technique to the next level, SHUFFLES offers private coaching for tap, theater dance, ballet, acting, and voice. High school and college admissions coaching is also available. Private lessons are available on an on-going basis or can be purchased individually.

Class Requirements

Hair

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

Girls Uniform

  • Tap Ages 4-5, 5-7, 6-8: SHUFFLES black leotard with skirt, white socks, black Mary Jane tap shoes
  • Tap Ages 7-9, & 8+: SHUFFLES t-shirt & tap shorts/leggings, tan tap shoes
  • Musical Theater Class: SHUFFLES t-shirt & tap shorts/leggings, tan jazz shoes
  • Theater Ballet: Black leotard & Pink tights, ballet shoes
  • Theater Dance: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/leggings, tan jazz shoes

Boys Uniform

  • Tap: SHUFFLES t-shirt, black shorts/pants, tap shoes
  • Musical Theater Class: SHUFFLES t-shirt, black shorts/pants, jazz shoes
  • Theater Ballet: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/pants, ballet shoes
  • Theater Dance: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/pants, 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).