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Matsqui Community Hall

Tap - Vernacular Jazz - Tap Shim Sham and a kids class with Jovon Miller

Don't miss the rare opportunity to learn Tap, Jazz, and Tap Shim Sham and a kids class from Jovon Miller.

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Tap - Vernacular Jazz - Tap Shim Sham and a kids class with Jovon Miller
Tap - Vernacular Jazz - Tap Shim Sham and a kids class with Jovon Miller

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May 05, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Matsqui Community Hall, 33676 St Olaf Ave, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1T6, Canada


About the event

Tap, Vernacular Jazz, Tap Shim Sham and a bonus Kids dance class with Jovon Miller

Sunday May 6, 2019 from 1 pm - 6 pm

Cost is $75 for all three amazing classes

$20 for the Kids class.

Online special (earlybird until April 30, 2019) $50 for the three classes and $10 for the kids class

Does not include the evenings dance.

1 pm: Kids Tap/Jazz Combo: This class will be a special class just for kids! In class kids will learn an intro to tap and jazz dance movements. Tap shoes are highly recommended but are not necessary. *It’s very difficult to hear the sounds with normal shoes.

230 pm Beginner Tap - Tap is an American art form of dance characterized by using the feet as an instrument. Generally done in tap shoes, percussive rhythms are created by striking the floor. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition. In this class, dancers will learn the basics of tap dance and a short routine utilizing all the skills learned.

330 pm Tap Shim Shams (Yep Plural!) Learn the original Shim Sham created by Leonard Reed & Willie Bryant along with other Shim Sham dances too! Tap dancers around the world regard the shim sham as their national anthem. See how this routine inspired the lindy hop version. Learn the similarities, differences, and history while adding another version of the shim sham to your repertoire.

5 PM Vernacular Jazz class - Vernacular (authentic) Jazz Dance is a general term that encompasses a LONG list of dances and moves that include both partner and solo dancing. We think of it as dances that have their roots in African American Jazz Dances done to jazz music from the late 1800s to beyond. These dances include the Lindy Hop, Tap, Charleston, Black Bottom, Cakewalk etc.

This class is a theory/interactive class where dancers learn how music is constructed and how it applies to vernacular jazz dance and lindy.  Dancers will learn to improvise musically to various breaks in music, horn sections, and learn how to anticipate the next section of a song without knowing the song.  If you've ever wanted to know how to improve your musicality in solo jazz or lindy, this is the class for you.

Jovon Miller

Jovon Miller is a dance educator, choreographer, and artist focusing on various forms of Tap Dance, Contemporary Dance, and Jazz Dance. His mission is to utilize his gifts in order to create artists, give them performance opportunities, and to teach life lessons through dance. In building his mission, he has had several students win several awards, competitions, and titles, through his mentoring. As an Instructor/Choreographer Jovon has won several awards in Regional and National competitions for his innovative choreography and technical training. His unique pairing of strong technique, performance education, and how the body moves kinesthetically, teaches dancers to understand where the movement initiates in the body through the skeletal and muscular structure. See more about him at


  • Jovon Earlybird Kids class

    This is your Earlybird kids class! You saved $10! Boy they are going to have soooo much fun! Class starts at 1 pm sharp.

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  • Beginner Tap Only

    Beginner Tap Class

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  • Tap Shim Sham

    Tap Shim Sham

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  • Vernacular Jazz dance & Music

    Vernacular Jazz dance and Musicality

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  • Staff or VIP ticket

    This is only for Staff or VIP.

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