The Prof. LaVaughn Robinson
Tap Experience
Nov. 4-6, 2005

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This past workshop in the Tradition In Tap - Series
was dedicated to the work of 'Tap Giant':
Prof. LaVaughn Robinson

Prof. LaVaughn Robinson
Photo credit: Melba Huber ©
Prof. LaVaughn Robinson





Pictures Taken in Classes
The Workshop's Poster
The Workshop's Postcard
Participants Showcase - Program
Dance Teacher - September 2005 Advertisement
WOR Radio Interview
Resources
Workshop Faculty
Workshop Description





WOR Radio Interview:

November 4, 2005 - Mr. Joey Reynolds interviewed Prof. LaVaughn Robinson

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Prof. LaVaughn Robinson
Photo credit: Melba Huber ©

Mr. Lance Liles awards Prof. LaVaughn Robinson
with the Flo-Bert Life Achievement Award
on behalf of The NY Committee To Celebrate National Tap Dance Day
at the Tap Extravaganza; New York City - National Tap Dance Day - May 29, 2005





This Exciting Tap Workshop Included:

  • Original Choreography by the Master himself.
  • Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.
  • Tradition In Tap - Award Presentation.
  • Tap History Talks.
  • Video Clips.
  • Tap Technique.
  • Extensive Teacher's Program.
  • Special Program for Young Tappers.
  • Participants Showcase.





  • Prof. LaVaughn Robinson

    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson at the Tap Extravaganza 2005
    L to R: Yvette Glover, Prof. Robert L. Reed (above), Prof. LaVaughn Robinson,
    Dianne 'Lady Di'  Walker, Van 'The Man' Porter (above) and Avi Miller





    Resources:
    More about Prof. LaVaughn Robinson
    and dance partner Germaine Ingram can be found at:



    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson and Dance Partner - Germaine Ingram
    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson with
    Dance Partner - Germaine Ingram





    Workshop Faculty:
    Click on a name for extended bio and pictures


    The Prof. LaVaughn Robinson Tap Experience
    Photo: Barry Dornfeld
  • Ofer Ben
  • Prof. Nicole Hockenberry
  • Melba Huber
  • Germaine Ingram
  • Lance Liles
  • Avi Miller
  • Prof. LaVaughn Robinson
  • Germaine Salsberg
  • Vanessa Sonon
  • Prof. Hank Smith






  • Prof. LaVaughn RobinsonProf. LaVaughn RobinsonProf. LaVaughn Robinson
    Photo credit: Prof. Nicole Hockenberry ©





    Workshop Description:
    An intensive weekend of the exciting
    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson Tap Experience,
    Included:

    Tap Courses:
    With:
    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson & Germaine Ingram
  • Choreography #1 - Fernando's Hideaway:
    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson - assisted by his dance partner Germaine Ingram - taught an original routine. This choreography was taught on Saturday November 5, 2005.
  • Choreography #2 - Night & Day:
    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson - assisted by his dance partner Germaine Ingram - taught an original routine. This choreography was taught on Sunday November 6, 2005.

    Honorary Tap Master Classes:
    With:
    Prof. Nicole Hockenberry, Germaine Ingram,
    Lance Liles, Vanessa Sonon
    Four protégés and leading tap artists, taught reflections on Prof. LaVaughn Robinson's legacy through their personal work. Each drew on Robinson's influence and contribution to his/her own career.

    Tradition In Tap - Award Presentation:
    With:
    Germaine Ingram & Germaine Salsberg
    Germaine Ingram presented Prof. LaVaughn Robinson and Germaine Salsberg presented Ms. Melba Huber with the Tradition In Tap - Award, for: "Outstanding Achievements & Significant Contribution To The Tradition And Art Of Tap Dance"

    Tap History Talks:
    With:
    Melba Huber
    Melba Huber is one of a few tap historians who write about the history of tap and the many artists who play / played important roles in it's development & growth. She led the emotional 'Tap History Talks' while interviewing Prof. Robinson, while adding her own personal input.

    Video Presentation:
    With:
    Prof. Hank Smith
    Hank Smith is a well known tap dancer, and collector of video & movie clips. He has an extensive library of material starting from the early days of tap dance. Hank presented some clips of Prof. LaVaughn Robinson on film and video.

    Tap Exercises:
    With:
    Germaine Salsberg, Avi Miller & Ofer Ben
    Warm-up for each day with Germaine Salsberg, Avi Miller & Ofer Ben who led morning tap drills - each with his/her own unique teaching style.

    Participants Showcase:
    With:
    Emcee: Germaine Salsberg
    A happy event concluded this exciting Prof. LaVaughn Robinson Tap Experience. Germaine Salsberg emceed an informal Participants Showcase at Saint Clement's Episcopal Church, in the presence of the 'Master Himself' Prof. LaVaughn Robinson.





    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson and Dr. Buster Brown
    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson and Dr. Buster Brown
    Photo credit: Prof. Nicole Hockenberry ©





    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson and Dance Partner - Germaine Ingram
    Photo credit: DanceBoom 2003 ©
    Prof. LaVaughn Robinson with Dance Partner - Germaine Ingram