Session: Fall 2024
Chapter:  Portland
Location:  Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus
Time:  5:15pm - 7:30pm
Day:  Monday
Starts:  09/03
Ages:  12 - 18
Tuition:  $225.00


Learn the signature dance of legendary tapper/actor/singer Bill “Bojangles”
Robinson. Presented by mega-star & tap master Gregory Hines, a bill was
signed into congress in 1989 to declare May 25 th (Bill Robinson’s birthday)
as National Tap Dance Day (NTDD). Bill was famously known for doing his
iconic stair dance with a young Shirley Temple in a handful of movies. Doin’
The New Lo Down is known by tappers around the world & performed on
NTDD. This dance will challenge the students rhythmically while giving them a
sense of grace & style as they perform. * Please note that the 1st class is on Tuesday Sept. 3rd. All subsequent classes will be on Mondays.
Prerequisite: Students should have recent tap experience. This is not a beginning class!
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Suz Ruddock

Susan Ruddock began dancing at age 16, taking an Interpretive Dance class from Sr. Jeanine Therese. She found her passion & escalated her talent by taking thousands of diverse dance classes: modern, ballet, tap, jazz & musical theatre. Tap dancing so fascinated her that she dedicated 35 years to The Skylark Tappers dance company, retiring in Dec 2018. In 2010, Suz was chosen as a local Rockette to open the Radio City Rockettes’ show in Portland. Over the years, Suz honed her tap skills by interacting with taps masters Cholly Atkins, Brenda Buffalino, Honi Coles, Linda Sohl-Elison, Fred Strickler, Portland’s own Terry Brock & countless other tap masters. Suz enjoys engaging in theatre as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer or assistant director with over 40 shows to her credit. A recent venture was choreographing Disney’s The Lion King for Kids.

Location Notes:

Spring 2023 - current


13405 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223