My CVDA Experience: Tap Master Class

Chester Valley Dance Academy is proud to offer students with not only quality dance training at the studio, but also the opportunity to travel and participate in conventions, competitions, and master classes.  The studio provides information on local master classes dancers can participate in on their own time as well as classes the studio will participate with as a group.  Master classes are a great way for dancers to experience different styles of dance from industry professionals.  

CVDA Company dancers Sophia, Ava, and Aneesa attended the Philly Tap Style Master Class with Jason Samuels Smith on January 15th in Philadelphia.  This class gave dancers the opportunity to learn from a tap legend.  In this class, dancers participated in a freestyle dance challenge that gave students the opportunity to work on their tap improvisation.  Later, dancers learned a tap routine by Smith that introduced new tap steps to the CVDA Dancers.  Reflecting on the class, Sophia mentioned, “It was so fun to take class from a famous tap dancer I’ve heard so much about.  It was a challenging class, but I learned so many new things about tap.”