JIMMY SLYDE INSTITUTE
JIMMY SLYDE INSTITUTE is the name that was naturally given over time to the studio space where tap dance creator Roxane Butterfly,_ one of the few remaining heir of hoofing master Jimmy Slyde, came up with her methodology. The tap dance training offered during the Jimmy Slyde Institute Tap dance Intensives in Barcelona mainly focuses on tap history, technique, composition, choreography, tap standards, musicality, investigation and improvisation. There, students have been able to widen their understanding of tap, not only as a technical practice, but as jazz culture. The workshops also include Jams sessions, showcases, conferences, tap dance intensives, films and more.
Jimmy Slyde Institute (JSI) was once Roxane´s living and creative arts space in central Barcelona. Although she is now based in Paris, she still runs her very popular Summer Tap Intensives there. It is much more than a school to learn tap steps. It is an emblematic space and was originally designed to recreate the privileged one-on-one environment in which the tap dance culture was originally transmitted.
A friendly place of exchange, reflection, investigation, teaching and learnings, it has attracted since 2012 students and professionals from all over the world. Its small size format and focus on musicality proposes an authentic tap training which has been of a crucial influence on the European tap landscape in the past seven years.
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