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Susan Hebach
Susan Hebach considers herself a graduate of "Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center" where she was fortunate to study with a diverse group of master tap artists such as her mentor, Brenda Bufalino, and other inspirational teachers such as Barbara Duffy, Robin Tribble, Margaret Morrison, Josh Hilberman, Lynn Dally, and Diane Walker to name a few.

As a choreographer, she enjoys developing new works and enjoys collaborating with fellow dancers, often under the auspices of "The Tap Collective", a tap company she founded in 1996. Her choreography has been featured in in Barcelona, Spain, LaMama ETC Theater, NYC Town Hall, and Tap City, The New York City Tap Festival, and more recently the Rhythm In Motion series in recent years produced by the American Tap Dance Foundation.

Susan is currently the director of the ATDF Youth Program, as well as the Tap City Youth Ensemble, and the Pre-Professional Program at Tap City. She has served on the dance faculty for Oklahoma City University and Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri as visiting guest artist. She currently co-directs the "Tap Teacher Training Program" at ATDF with Margaret Morrison. Susan also wrote a book for an after school young reader series, called "Tap Dance", by Rosen Publishing. She also had the unique opportunity to coach Christine Baranski in "soft shoe", for New York City Center's Encore Series production of "On Your Toes" in 2013.

Class Description
Intermediate Tap Class
Focus is on developing clean rhythm tap technique and understanding of jazz music concepts that relate to tap dance. Choreography and combinations will explore historical steps and dances from master tap artists, original choreography developed by Susan and some improvisation on occasion.