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Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center

JCC tap dance classes start Feb. 27

Tuesday evening adult tap dance classes will start up again on Feb. 27 at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, 5655 Thompson Rd. in DeWitt. Four class levels will be offered each night: 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 22.

The classes are open to anyone age 12 and older and no prior dance experience is necessary. The remedial and beginner classes are for those new to tap and teach from the beginning. The cost is $5 per person each evening.

Barry Shulman, local attorney and choreographer, will once again teach the classes. Shulman has led the tap classes at the JCC of Syracuse each spring and fall for the past several years. He teaches “New York City” style. Students do not need to commit to every class and can attend as much as they’d like.

“We’re excited to have Barry back with us teaching tap again this spring,” said Patrick Scott, JCC sports & fitness director. “He’s an excellent teacher and makes the classes lively and entertaining. From beginners to more seasoned dancers, Barry does a great job of getting everyone moving and having fun each night.”

Shulman, a partner 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.