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EMERGE is a mentor-guided training program for the teachers and choreographers of the next generation. Chosen applicants will be guided by our faculty of mentors, receiving 8 hours of private instruction on the techniques of effective teaching and creating choreography. 

  • Ages 14+

      (Adults/Tap teachers are welcome to apply!)

  • Adv 1, Adv Pro, and Teachers may apply 

  • ONLY 4 APPLICANTS WILL BE CHOSEN FOR THIS PROGRAM to maximize private guided time with mentors! 

  • Daily discussions and seminars with mentors on their own process of creating/teaching tap curriculum, and creating choreography. 

  • NEW THIS YEAR: Participants will be given private instruction time with each mentor as they work on creating an advanced level combo that they will teach the other Emerge participants at the end of the week. Participants will also be guided in preparing a beginner level class that they will teach to the Little Rockers level (ages 5-8) at the festival. Mentors will watch and evaluate the teaching of the advanced combo and beginner class. 


The program will take place for two hours each morning Monday-Thursday at Little Rock Tap Festival. Program participants must also be participating in the full week of

Little Rock Tap Festival. 

PRICE: $295


  • 8 HOURS of private instruction from mentors Anthony Morigerato, Nick Dinicolangelo, Matt Boyce, and Justin Lewis.

  • Private critiques/notes from each mentor following sessions.

  • Personalized notebook with sample lesson plans/forwards written by each mentor.


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