Special Sessions: Abron Glover + Omar Edwards


Sunday, November 24

Each class: $25 (pre-register) / $30 (at the door)

 

Abron Glover

Level: Advanced Beginner

Time: 11 am - 12 noon

 

Abron Glover began tapping at the age of 8 after being inspired by the Hines and Hatchett Showcase in New York City. While enrolled at the Hines-Hatchett Jazz and Tap Studio (later renamed the Broadway Dance Center) in New York City, the profound impact of the showcase continued to foster a passion for tap. The informative years of his launch as an original cast member of Black and Blue - Paris paved his way, as a prolific tap instructor for Beginner through Advanced Levels. He is an acclaimed Professional Tapper/Dance Competition Choreographer/Judge and Master Teacher traveling worldwide. Mr. Glover’s credits include performances at: The Jazz Festival (France), the New York Dance School of Germany, Nike's 2002 Sneaker Promotion, The Jazz Festival (Nice), the ABC Television Special: Savion Glover’s Nu York, Columbia University’s Miller Theatre Opening, The United States White House Salute To The Arts: The Kennedy Center Honors; as well as being featured on The 2003 Jerry Lewis Telethon. Mr. Glover is one of four leads in the production of REFORM Live that premiered this Fall in New York City. He uses tap dance as a vehicle to discuss recidivism and advocate for much need reform to the American justice system. The production is presented on November 23 & 24 of this year at Dance Place. Visit www.reformlive.nyc for ticket information.

 

Omar Edwards

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Time: 12 noon - 1 pm

 

Omar Edwards received an NAACP Image Award and nominations for Bessie Award and Broadwayworld.com LA Awards. Television/film credits include NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo (“The Sandman”); Emmy-award winning documentary “A Song for Our People”; “4 Little Girls: A Dance Film." Stage/Touring Credits include Broadway’s Bring in da’ Noise, Bring in 'da Funk; Black and Blue; Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan’s FLY; REFORM: Disparities in American Criminal Justice; 4 Little Girls: A Dance Film.” Omar is the Creative Director for youth ensembles at Harlem’s Street Corner Resources and Edge School of the Arts in Jamaica, Queens. Omar has a weekly show at the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem, NY and is the leader of the Omar Edwards Quintet.  His artistic focus is to bring awareness to important issues through his work and to promote tap as an American Folk Art of sound.

 

Register now! (Go to November 24 on the registration calendar page.)