THE TAP DANCE TRAINING mainly focuses on tap history, technique, composition, choreography, tap standards, musicality, investigation and improvisation.

THE STUDIO :Jimmy Slyde Institute is the name that was naturally given over time to the studio space of tap dance creator Roxane Butterfly, one of the few remaining heir of hoofing masters such as legendary Jimmy Slyde, her mentor. The space offers an intimate and high quality training environment aiming to transmit the culture of tap-dance in its most authentic format.

THE TEACHER : Beside her spectacular career as a performer, soloist and artistic director of Roxane Butterfly’s Worldbeats, underground tap dance icon Roxane Butterfly has taught in New York for over two decades (New York University, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway) and all around the world, including the Institute del Teatre (Barcelona), Impulstanz Festival (Vienna), Conservatoire des Arts Dramatiques (Rabat, Morocco), Centre National de La Danse (Paris), TanzFabrik (Berlin) and more…Roxane was a protegee of the great late Jimmy Slyde who christened her Butterfly in 1993 for her light and speedy approach of the floor. For an extensive biography of her numerous artistic achievements, visit

From Tuesday to Saturday, she opens her studio-space (located in central Barcelona), to teach students and professionals from all over the planet.

Jams sessions, showcases, conferences, tap dance intensives, films and more….are regularly presented as a part of the training while being occasionnally open to the public.