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Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center

Tap dance classes return to the JCC
starting Sept. 13

Barry Shulman, far right, leads a tap dance class at the JCC of Syracuse.

The JCC of Syracuse will again hold weekly adult tap dance classes this fall on Tuesday evenings from Sept. 13 through Dec. 13, except for Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 due to Jewish holidays. Four class levels will be offered each evening: remedial starting at 6:30 p.m., beginner at 7 p.m., intermediate at 8 p.m. and advanced at 9 p.m.

The tap classes are open to anyone age 12 and older, and no prior dance experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per person each night. No RSVP is necessary and plenty of free parking is available.

Local attorney and choreographer Barry Shulman will once again lead the classes. Shulman, who has held the tap 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.

“If you’re new to tap dancing, these classes are a great way for both men and women to experience it and try it out,” says Patrick Scott, JCC sports & fitness director. “The remedial and beginner classes are for students new to tap and teach the basics. Barry does a great job of getting both newcomers and experienced dancers alike moving and having fun each night.”

Shulman, an attorney with Mackenzie Hughes LLP, 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 of Syracuse. Shulman received the JCC’s Kovod Gadol award in 2014 for his extraordinary commitment, energy and loyalty to the center.

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