JIMMY SLYDE INSTITUTE
BARCELONA

JIMMY SLYDE INSTITUTE  (JSI)  is a name 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.  JSI tap training  mainly focuses on tap history, technique, composition, choreography, tap standards, musicality, investigation and improvisation.  Students can 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. Because she is now based in Paris, she pursues her pedagogic investigations by taking the JSI tap dance training on the road.

More than a school to learn tap steps, JSI  was an emblematic space originally designed to recreate the privileged one-on-one environment in which the tap dance culture was originally transmitted. It is now revived in  each of Roxane´s itinerant workshops, all over the world.

 

 

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