Princeton Dance Festival — Dance Performance Workshop: Rhythm Tap*

Princeton Dance Festival performance course for the creation of a new rhythm tap dance piece by 2021-2023 Princeton Arts Fellow Michael J. Love. The course focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. Students will examine various concepts – such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion – and perform an original work that represents a contemporary approach to dancemaking. The course encourages rich, subtle, and stylistically accurate renditions of choreography and engages students in collaborative learning.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Application required: Email Prof. Michael J. Love at and discuss your interest in the course. Course MUST be taken in conjunction, in the same semester, with DAN319A, 320A, 419A or 420A (one additional 2-hour class weekly). Placement in “A” (Choreography Workshop) courses is by interview only. To secure your place in the appropriate “A” section, email Prof. Rebecca Lazier at and describe previous composition experience at Princeton.

Other Information

Students earn a combined one unit of course credit for taking both classes (A&B sections) simultaneously. Students will be performing in the Princeton Dance Festival at the Berlind Theater, December 2, 3, 4, 2022 (mandatory). Preparations require four additional rehearsals, several costume fittings, as well as a final technical and dress rehearsal the week of the performance.




Mondays and Wednesdays,
2:30-4:20 PM


Michael J. Love