“Understanding Jazz Music For Tap Dancers” with Sandra Kluge, Global Dance Hub
Understanding how form, phrasing, and musicality in jazz music works and applying it to your tap dancing.
BIO: Sandra Kluge is a tap percussionist born in Germany, based in Brooklyn, and performing and teaching internationally. Deemed “one of the finest tap dancers of her generation” by Travis Knights, her performance highlights include Thomas Marek’s show NOLA, the Tap Dance Days festival, Swiss Tap Days, Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, Symphony Space, LaGuardia PAC, Judson Church, Piano’s, The Duke on 42nd St, Basilica Hudson, and many more. Sandra has been invited to teach at renowned facilities such as tanzhaus nrw, tap club, and Spoke The Hub, and to be a teaching artist in residence at Thomas Marek’s Studio Footprints.Sandra is an alumna of the Art Omi Music Fellowship Program.
Sandra was first introduced to tap at the age of 10 by her Mom. In the following years, she studied with greats such as Barbara Duffy, Sebastian Weber, Pia Neises, Derick Grant, and Heather Cornell, to only name a few. She has been part of Tap City’s Pre-Professional Program twice, once with Michelle Dorrance, and once with Sarah Petronio, and graduated from Daniel Luka’s tap apprenticeship S.O.N.T.I. with magna cum laude.
“Sandra is one of the most interesting newcomers in the international tap dance scene” – Thomas Marek
“worth seeing and hearing” – Wilhelmshavener Zeitung
“tap dance maestro” – ArtKnews
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