[Socrates] New Tap Dance course - Fall 2016!

Edisa Weeks eweeks at qc.cuny.edu
Thu Aug 11 12:25:29 EDT 2016

There is a new Tap Dance course in Fall 2016!!!

Sign-up for TAP I with Prof. Marshall Davis Jr. on Tues/Thur from 1:40-2:55pm

Dept. of Drama, Theatre and Dance - Rathaus Hall Dance Studio 101B

If you were ever curious about tap, want to learn the essentials of rhythm comprehension and begin to develop an innate ability to hear and play the dance as music, then this course is for you!


Marshall Davis Jr. (hoofer) was born in Miami Beach, Florida. He began tap dancing at the age of 10 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. By the age of 11, he was a finalist in the Philip Michael Thomas Rising Star Competition and was the 1989 Florida winner for the Tri-Star Pictures Tap Day contest, a promotion for the movie Tap starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.

At age of 13, he accepted a check from Ed McMahon for winning the coveted 1991 Star Search Teen Dance Champion. Since winning, he has performed in Europe, Japan and throughout the United States. Marshall's dancing is most heavily influenced by his mentor, the late Steve Condos of the CONDOS BROTHERS. He has also received training from Buster Brown, Edwin Holland, Paul Kennedy, Ted Levy, Lavaughn Robinson and Sam Weber. He performed in the Tony award-winning Broadway and touring production of Bring in Da' Noise Bring in Da' Funk starring and choreographed by Savion Glover. Prior to that he performed at the Guthrie Theater as Pocket in Babes in Arms directed by Garland Wright.

Named "Most Unusual Dance Soloist" by The Miami Herald for his rendition of the Morton Gould Tap Concerto, Marshall is also the recipient of Isaac Hayes' Breaking the Barrier Award for his achievements at such an early age. He was most recently honored by Savion Glover "for giving tirelessly to the Spirit and Legacy of Tap Dancing." He performed at the Joyce Theater and is touring with Savion Glover.

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