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Tap dance classes starting up again Feb. 17

Adult tap dance classes will start up again on Tuesday evenings beginning Feb. 17 at the JCC of Syracuse on 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt. Four class levels will be offered: remedial starting at 6:30 p.m., beginner at 7 p.m., intermediate at 8 p.m. and advanced at 9 p.m. The weekly group sessions will run through May 19.

Photo of Barry Shulman, at far right dressed in all black, leading a tap class at the JCC of Syracuse on Oct. 21, 2014.The classes are open to anyone age 12 and older and no prior dance experience is necessary. The remedial and beginner classes are for anyone new to tap and teach from the beginning. The cost is $5 per person each evening.

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 of Syracuse, teaches “New York City” style. Students do not need to commit to every class and can attend as much as they’d like.

“Barry is an excellent teacher and makes each class a fun and entertaining experience,” says Joe Yager, sports and fitness director at the JCC of Syracuse. “For beginners, the classes are a great way for both men and women to try something new. And if you’ve been dancing for awhile, Barry can still teach you a thing or two.”

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 of Syracuse. Shulman received the JCC’s Kovod Gadol award last year for his extraordinary commitment, energy and loyalty to the facility.

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



A look back... fall 2014 tap dance class with Barry Shulman • October 21, 2014

Barry Shulman (center) in the middle of the action leading the class.

Check out more photos from the fall 2014 tap class (via