2020 TRI SUMMER YOUTH INTENSIVE 

 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all 2020 programming is cancelled.

 We plan to be on track for 2021 with more information available in the Winter. 

Until then, please take a look below to check out last year's programming:

Last year we went to Winnipeg for the first time, returned to Ottawa, and were thrilled to welcome Sarah Savelli to join us in Toronto!

SARAH SAVELLI

Joining us from Cleveland, Sarah brought a wealth of experience to last year's intensive.

(Vaughan location only)

Credits include:

Cast member: Savion Glover's Stepz 

Founding member of Rhythm ISS (Chicago)

 

Faculty: Steps on Broadway (NYC), Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Third Coast Rhythm Project

Artistic Director of Cleveland Tap Crew

TRI SUMMER YOUTH INTENSIVE

Intermediate, Advanced & Pre-Professional Dancers Age 12 - 21

(minimum 6 years of training)

*please note there are absolutely no age exceptions; the youngest dancers permitted to participate must be turning 12 in 2019 with birthdates in 2007*

40 hours of intensive training over 5 days jam packed with:

 

  • intention focused classes from our esteemed tap faculty

  • historical tap dance footage

  • tap chats - group discussions on the who's, whats, and where's of today's International tap scene

  • styles workshops - dancers will get the chance to try new percussive and historically aligned genres of dance throughout the week! 

  • improvisation - develop solid ideas & confidence

  • music theory, jazz form, and creating arrangements

  • professional development

  • original choreography with performance opportunity

  • live music session

  • student showcase


Due to registration maximums per location, many sessions will be split into groups. This is based on age, experience, skill level and maturity, and is subject to change at the discretion of the TRI Faculty, to best place dancers in a learning and performance environment that suits each student's respective aptitude. Due to varied experience, all participants will be challenged on a individual basis with regards to the material and class subject matter, and groupings may get changed up, so no need to worry about level variety. We'll find the right challenges and balance for every dancer to ensure a well rounded and fulfilling experience. All dancers will come together for tap chats, footage & history, professional development, and our live music session.

 

The original choreography sessions was set by TRI co-producers Allison and Juliana in Winnipeg and Ottawa, and in Vaughan Cori Giannotta joined the choreography team as well as our visiting guest artist Sarah Savelli, who worked with the pre-professional group in Toronto. These pieces of repertoire were featured in TRI's shows on July 21 (Winnipeg), July 27 (Ottawa), and August 4  (Toronto). All participants were invited to perform alongside TRI professionals, and special guests with live music on the weekend following each respective intensive week.

Closing up each week, dancers experience a professional development session in the morning, including an audition for a scholarship for our following year's programming, as well as scholarships for MOVE convention in the fall. The audition will be assessed by a panel of TRI faculty, where students will gain feedback and enjoy a new learning opportunity - another great experience dipping into the professional arena. 

On Friday, as always, we'll close up the week with our live music session. We invited friends and family to join us from 5-6pm in Winnipeg and Ottawa, and 5:30-6pm in Vaughan, and showcased some of the work covered over the week, celebrating the triumph of new challenges, and announced scholarship recipients.
 

FACULTY LINE UP

TRI CO - PRODUCERS:

JULIANA KELLY & ALLISON TOFFAN

SARAH SAVELLI

Featured Guest Artist

Vaughan

STYLES FACULTY

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Click on each city below to take a look at our schedules: 

Each intensive week closed with a show featuring

TRI participants, faculty, live music and special guests!

TRI EXPLORES THE MUSIC OF:

DUKE ELLINGTON

The Park Theatre

July 21, 2019

 

WINNIPEG

OSCAR PETERSON

Meridian Theatres At Centrepointe - Studio

July 27, 2019

OTTAWA

MILES DAVIS

The Great Hall

August 4, 2019

 

 

TORONTO

2020 SHOWS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Tickets on sale June 15!

Our intensive is an excellent chance to collaborate and share with dancers from studios across Canada - an integral part of tap dance culture we feel passionate to promote!

This opportunity has been built to create a multi-generational element of the Toronto Rhythm Initiative, providing youth with the inspiration to move forward with their development and expression within the art form - contributing to the future of the professional Canadian tap dance platform. 

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1!

Our registration app will launch live on this webpage at 12:01am on May 1.

 

 

Registration is limited to 40 participants in Winnipeg, 50 in Ottawa, and 100 in Toronto. Register early to guarantee your spot, and take advantage of our early bird rate! 

 

PRICING:
 

 $465 + HST 

EARLY BIRD:

Price sits at $415 + HST  (save $50) for the month of May.


 

*Early bird discounts do not apply to teachers' rates or scholarship recipients.*

**PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS BEYOND OUR EARLY BIRD RATE.**

ATTENTION STUDIO OWNERS & TEACHERS!!! 
 
*If you bring 3 or more students, you can attend free of charge!*
 
We'd love teachers, adjudicators, and studio owners to join us for the week!
Whether you're looking for some new ideas, broaden your philosophy, or learn more about the art form to add to your experience as an adjudicator, you're more than welcome to join us! 
 
Teachers' rate: $265 + HST 
*teachers' rate applies to teachers with 5+ years of professional experience, and are over the age of 22. For dancers/teachers between age 18-22 who would still like to attend the intensive, you are not alone and are more than welcome! Regular student price applies.*
 
Please email Allison & Julie at torontorhythminitiative@gmail.com, with any questions! 
2019 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
We're thrilled to have teamed up with the Bell Family to offer full scholarships
to attend our program.
 
Applications were due April 24; all applicants have been notified.
 
Please click below for details on the program, and bookmark this opportunity for next season:

TRI Intensive co-producers Allison & Julie would like to thank Alberta Dance Festival, and dance competitions Shine, The Knockout, and MOVE for offering TRI scholarships this season, and an extra special thanks to MOVE for generously offering fall convention scholarships to TRI dancers this summer.  

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TANYA KNIGHTS

Vaughan