Photo Credit: John Pastore


Tap Labs

30th Anniversary

July 27 - Aug 28, 2020

Cancelled due to CoVid

July 27 - Aug 8      (2 weeks)

Manhattan Tap Reboot/Jazz

(by audition - closed/full)

Aug 10 - 14           (1 week)

Eddie Brown "Lost Routines"

(open to all levels - closed/full)

Aug 17 - 28           (2 weeks)

Making Music Dance

World Music/Zapateo/Tap Dance

(open to all levels)


JULY 12th      


Conversations with Heather Cornell -

The Masters, Manhattan Tap & Making Music Dance



12:00 pm EST

Instagram Live

Conversation w/ Jamie Cuneen


2:30 pm EST


Community showing of early Manhattan Tap

archival footage and discussion with surprise special guests

To join click on the link above and RSVP

Every Second Sunday 



Donations to Manhattan Tap  for this project are accepted & appreciated!

Ongoing Fridays   


Eddie Brown

"Lost Routines"

on Zoom


First Session: June 19th - August 21st


Full - All Courses Closed


The Lost Routines:

#1 BS Chorus (chor. Eddie Brown)

#2 Paris (chor. Eddie Brown)

#3 The Blues (compiled steps)

#4 Time Steps (compiled steps)

#5 Latin (compiled steps)

#6 Yardbird Suite (Eddie Brown solo from Village Gate performance 1990)


Online classes with someone who spent many hours in the studio with Eddie Brown, one of the most profound post bebop tap dancers.  The lost routines are based on the volume of material that was created by this unique pairing of two improvisors, mentor and protegé.


Each routine will be taught in a 10 week session.  Click the link above for more information and to register

Feel free to contact me  if you need any more info


Video of the Month


Highlights of Heather Cornell’s Manhattan Tap. 

Excerpts taken from:


“Tap Meets Brown in Manhattan”, with the Ray Brown Trio, Alice Tully Hall, 1997

Dancers: Heather Cornell, Max Pollak, Jeannie Hill, Josh Hilberman, Michael Minery, Olivia Rosencranz  Musicians: Ray Brown, Geoff Keezer, Greg Hutchinson


“Excursion Fare” with Keith Terry & Crosspulse, Joyce Theater, 1998.

Dancers: Heather Cornell, Charon Aldredge, Maria Bostwick, Olivia Rosencranz, Michael Minery, Paris Mann  Musicians: Keith Terry, Claudia Gomez, Jackie Rago, Egardo Cambon, Raymond Graham

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