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Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center

Tap dance classes return to the JCC
starting Sept. 16

The JCC of Syracuse will again hold adult tap dance classes this fall on Tuesday evenings starting Sept. 16 at its DeWitt location, 5655 Thompson Rd. Four class levels will be offered each night: remedial starting at 6:30 p.m., beginner at 7:00 p.m., intermediate at 8:00 p.m. and advanced at 9:00 p.m. The adult tap classes are open to anyone age 12 and older, and no prior dance experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per person each evening.

Barry Shulman, far right, leads a tap dance class at the JCC of Syracuse.Local attorney and choreographer Barry Shulman will once again lead the classes. Shulman, who has held the classes the past several years at the JCC, teaches “New York City” style. Students do not need to commit to every class and can attend as much as they’d like.

“For those new to tap, the classes are a great way for both men and women to try it out and experience something new,” says Joe Yager, director of sports and fitness operations at the JCC of Syracuse. “The remedial and beginner classes are for students new to tap and teach the basics. Barry does a great job of getting the newcomers and more experienced dancers moving and having fun.”

Shulman, who is of counsel to the law firm Gilberti, Stinziano, Heintz and Smith, has taught many principal dancers on Broadway and with national tours. He keeps the cost of the tap classes to a minimum and donates the proceeds to the JCC. Shulman received the JCC’s Kovod Gadol award for his extraordinary commitment, energy and loyalty to the JCC at the center’s annual meeting in June.

For more information about the adult tap dance classes, contact the JCC’s Sports and Fitness Center at 315-234-4522.