at Joffrey Ballet School

NYC Tap Summer Intensive

In-Person Instruction
Virtual Instruction
Ages 8, 25
New York City
The Joffrey Ballet School Presents

NYC Tap Summer Intensive

  • Ages: 8, 25
  • Dates: August 2, 2021, August 6, 2021
  • Location: New York City
  • Format(s): In-Person, Virtual
  • Artistic Director(s):
    Jo Matos

If your Broadway dreams include improving and refining your tap skills, The NYC Tap intensive  is the place to make those dreams come true. Tap, a uniquely American art form honing both the musicality and movement skills of the dancer. Joffrey’s NYC Tap  program has been curated to connect the past to the present and delve  into the future of this art form. Classes will include tap fundamentals and historic forms , contemporary techniques, and the cutting-edge new styles. Artistic Director Jo Matos  brings more than 35 years of dance instruction and choreography experience, 12 of those with the Joffrey Ballet School. 

Students will learn the history of tap, as well as gain insight into its future. Daily classes are designed to perfect tap technique, and expand the student’s knowledge of tap repertoire. A tap improvisation class will encourage students to experiment with their own movement and sound ideas. The NYC Tap  intensive is designed to give the serious tap student the full picture of what tap was and has evolved into in the 21st century. Small classes will provide the students individual, personal attention, directed corrections and the opportunity to pick the brains of the Tap Masters.

NYC Tap Summer Intensive

Artistic Directors & Faculty

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Artistic Director

Jo Matos

Jo Matos is the Artistic Director for the Joffrey Ballet School’s Children’s Dance and Youth Ballet Programs and Summer Intensives in New York and Miami. She joined the Joffrey Ballet School, as a Director in 2008. Jo devised a curriculum and acts as liaison for a partnership between the Joffrey...
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NYC Tap Summer Intensive

What to Expect

Tap Technique
Tap History
Tap Repertoire
Tap Improvisation
Tap Composition
Dance for the Camera
NYC Tap Summer Intensive

Instruction Formats

In-Person Instruction Details

Our studios are designed to welcome students back in-person safely, with social distancing, temperature checks, use of masks, limited class sizes, HEPA Air Filtration systems, and frequent disinfecting procedures, based on the recommendations of Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health.

Tuition & Pricing – In Person Program

$799 Per Week
For 1 Week
$699 Per Week
For 2 Weeks
$599 Per Week
For 3 Weeks or More


$649 Per Week
Housing is available and optional for this intensive.Multiple Session Discounts Available.

Meal Plans

$275 Per Week
A meal plan is available and optional for this intensive.
Additional Costs & Fees
Registration Fee

One Time Fee
COVID Cleaning Fee

Attending 1-4 Weeks
Covid Cleaning Fee

Attending 5 Weeks or More
Roommate Initial Request Fee

Housing Students - One Time Fee
Roommate Change Request Fee

Housing Students - One Time Fee
Processing Fee

Due at Registration
Meal Plan Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
Housing Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
In-Person Tuition Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
In-Person or Virtual Options Available

New York City

Our premiere studio locations place dancers in the heart of New York City, surrounded by inspiration in every direction. From the lights of Broadway, to the renowned skyline known across the world, experience a summer of dance in this iconic city with the Joffrey Ballet School!


The Joffrey Ballet School offers safe supervised housing with additional protocols in place to address COVID-19 at all of our intensives. More detailed housing information will be posted shortly. The type of facility is listed below by intensive or location:

  • All New York City Intensives – Joffrey Dormitory and Pace University Dormitories
  • Joffrey South (Athens GA) – University of Georgia Dormitory Housing
  • All California Intensives – University Dormitories
  • Miami Intensives – Florida International University Dormitory
  • Dallas / Denton Texas – TWU Dormitory
  • Las Vegas Intensives – UNLV Dormitory / Double Tree Hotel (this is not a casino hotel)
NYC Tap Summer Intensive