News & Updates – Spring 2012

The best remedy for post-performance depression (yes, I may have just coined that phrase) is always to start rehearsing for the next show! And that is exactly what I have been doing. . . .

On May 4th, the fruits of many hours laboring in the studio with Dorrance Dance will be revealed at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA! As part of its annual National Tap Dance Day celebration, Dance Inn Productions is hosting the company’s first full-length concert — and it’s sure to be a hit! Featuring a world-renowned cast of performers, myself included, Dorrance Dance (directed by 2011 Bessie Award winner Michelle Dorrance) is excited to present its quirky, edgy tap dancing to a welcoming Boston tap community!

After a little break, I’ll be back at the Regent on May 31st to premiere a new piece with Kelly Kaleta! We will be making our first live television appearance ever, performing as part of the Third Anniversary Spectacular for “The Steve Katsos Show.” I’ve appeared on the show several times now, and have been fortunate enough to perform at all of the anniversary events, so I know this will be great! We’ll be broadcast in 13 million homes around the world — but don’t worry, you’ll be able to watch it online later.

If you’re not at the Regent, then perhaps you’ll be at your local bookseller in search of the May/June issue of Dance Spirit Magazine! My latest article, “Tap for Non-Tappers,” has great advice from professional teachers and choreographers on how to nail the tap portion of a Broadway audition. It appears on shelves May 1st.

And if you haven’t already, check out this fun interview I did earlier this year and find out about my inspirations, challenges and advice as a tap dancer.

Put a “spring” in your step this season and dance! I know I will! 🙂

In rhythm,
Ryan

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Dorrance Dance in New York (2011 – Photo by Ian Douglas)

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