UMD Tap Jam

Like to tap? Or just dance? Come to an open jam, class and dance party at UMD. It’ll be fun and FREE!

When: Thursday April 21st, open beginner class 7-8pm, jam and dance party 8-10pm

Where: University of Maryland College Park, in the Preinkert Field Hall Dance Studio; (scroll down for directions.)

What: For those unfamiliar with the idea, a jam in this instance means a chance to improvise and converse through rhythm with other dancers. We help each other create a welcoming environment where each dancer has freedom to create a conversation with others. As someone said this weekend at the DC  Tap Fest; “dance to express, not to impress.” The jam will morph into a dance party so if you are not a tapper you should still come!

Who: University of Maryland has a new tap club called the Terrapin Tap Troupe. Emily is acting as their faculty adviser and we are helping them get started. This is their first event, so come on out and support them and have some fun.

Directions: Preinkert Field Hall, Preinkert Dr. College Park, MD 20740


From points west, take University Blvd. E to the UMD campus. Just before the light at Adelphi Rd, stay right to continue onto Campus Dr. At the traffic circle, go 1/2 around to stay straight on Campus Dr. At the stop sign, Preinkert Hall will be on your left. Make a right onto Preinkert Dr. At the bottom of the hill, park in the lot on your right, (free but only after 4pm) and walk back up to Preinkert. The Dance studio is on the top floor.

From points east, take Rt.1 to College Park. Make a left into the University on Campus Dr. At the circle, stay straight on Campus Dr. Campus Dr. will curve around to the left as you go through campus. You will come to a 3-way stop where you continue straight onto Preinkert Dr. Preinkert Hall will be on your right. Continue to the bottom of the hill, and park in the lot on your right, (free but only after 4pm) and walk back up to Preinkert. The Dance studio is on the top floor.

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~ by matthew olwell on April 19, 2011.

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