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New York City Tap Summer Intensive

In-Person Instruction
Virtual Instruction
Ages 10, 25
New York, New York
The Joffrey Ballet School Presents

New York City Tap Summer Intensive

  • Ages: 10, 25
  • Dates: August 1, 2022, August 12, 2022
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Format: In-Person
  • Housing: Dorm 34 & East 3rd Residence Hall
  • Artistic Director(s):
    Jo Matos

If your Broadway dreams include improving and refining your tap skills, the NYC Tap intensive is the place for you! Our program has been curated to connect the past to the present and delve into the future of this art form. Classes 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. 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.

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. Join us this summer, August 1 through August 12!

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The Joffrey Ballet School has been operating in-person utilizing Covid Safety procedures since October 2020 without interruption.

The New York City Tap Intensive will be operated IN-PERSON in New York, New York this summer. In the unlikely event of a government mandate which prohibits dance instruction, all students registered for in-person programming will be offered their choice of a refund (less registration and processing fees) or transfer to another program.

New York City Tap Summer Intensive

Artistic Directors & Faculty

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Jo Matos

Jo Matos is the Artistic Director for the Joffrey Ballet School’s Children’s 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 Ballet...
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Faculty Includes


Joseph Cullinane

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Kurt Csolak

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Nicole Ohr

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Rebecca Cannaday

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Samara Seligsohn

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Tommy Wasiuta

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New York City Tap Summer Intensive

What to Expect

Tap Technique
Tap History
Tap Repertoire
Tap Improvisation
Tap Composition
Dance for the Camera
New York City Tap Summer Intensive

Location Details

In-Person Instruction Details

Multi-layer masks are required at all times within the building common areas, but are optional while taking class. N95, KN95, and N94 masks are recommended. Masks with valves are not permitted.

All in-person students will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test, administered within 4 days before arrival at our dorms or start date of the intensive. Dancers are required to be vaccinated. Exemptions will be granted for medical, philosophical or religious reasons with the submission of one of the following forms: Medical, Philosophical, or Religious Exemption. Exemptions can be submitted when registering for an intensive.

Booster doses are strongly encouraged upon eligibility.

Tuition & Pricing

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


$649 Per Week
Ages 12 and aboveHousing is available and optional for this intensive.Multiple Week 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
Optional Studio Lunch Plan

Per Week. Available for Housing and Commuter Students, upon registration.
Processing Fee

Due at Registration
Meal Plan Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by May 15, 2022
Optional Studio Lunch Plan Deposit

50% Deposit for ALL Weeks Due at Registration. Amount shown above is for 1 week. Balance by May 15, 2022
Housing Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by May 15, 2022
In-Person Tuition Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by May 15, 2022
Joffrey Ballet School Tuition & Pricing rates are subject to change.
In-Person or Virtual Options Available

New York, New York

Our New York City Tap Intensive will be held at:

Joffrey Dance Center
47-10 Austell Place, 4th Floor, Queens, NY 11101

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!

Housing Overview

New York

Dorm 34 & East 3rd Residence Hall

Available for students 12 and older. All dancers are required to be fully vaccinated, with approved exemptions permitted.

At Joffrey Ballet School we welcome our students to a safe, exciting and diverse student life where we celebrate our community. Traveling away from home is a big decision, but in doing so you have chosen to increase your opportunities to learn, grow and make life changing connections and memories.

The Residence Halls are located in prime Manhattan locations that are within short travel distance from Joffrey Ballet School, Little Italy, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more. Students will have access to a bundle of amenities as well as indoor and outdoor common areas. Optional meal plans are available. Our live-in Housing staff are available to students and parents 24 hours a day and assist by providing support and guidance at the dorm and studio. Students can sign up for an escort to and from the studio.

All of our students also enjoy access to our exclusive student life programs and events. The events include site tours, world class workshops, cruises, trips to Museums, Broadway Shows and Dance productions.

Although it is not required, we highly recommend that students attending the summer intensives stay at the residence hall.

Housing Details

Dorm 34
47 West 34th St. New York, NY 10001

East 3rd Residence Hall
81 East 3rd St. New York, NY 10002
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NYC Events

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Available for Students, Families, and Guests

NYC Events

Experience the magic of Broadway, while attending a New York City Intensive.
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