Garrett Minniti is thrilled
to be back on the West Coast and is on a mission to excite the dance
community with tap dance! For the past three years Garrett has
been living in New York where he teaches at STEPS on Broadway, Dance
New Amsterdam, and both choreographs and dances with Sybarite
Productions. He performs as a guest regularly with dance
companies GPR Entertainment, VIM Productions, Steven Williams,
EraFusion, and Arch Dance Company. He is also on faculty with
NYLA Dance Competitions and Conventions where he teaches both Tap
and Hip Hop.
Garrett has danced his way across the
country and internationally with tap dance sensation Caution: Men
at Work Tap, Broadway’s SWING! and 42nd
Street. Direction/Choreography credits include industrial,
stage and screen performances with Warner Brothers, Reed
Productions, Kim Freedman Productions, and Equity Fights Aids.
Other credits include A Chorus Line (Mike), Grease
(Danny), Singing in the Rain (Cosmo), The Great American
Songbook starring Ed Ames and Carol Lawrence (Branson, MO), and
the world premiere production of GIDGET, A New Musical
written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Most recently Garrett, with
choreography partner Ahkai Franklin, founded In It For Life
Productions. Together they have produced 4 Off-Broadway
choreography showcases, and 3 dance intensives.
With any style of dance it is
important to connect to the dance and to your audience. Since
Tap dancers are recognized as both dancers and musicians, classes
will focus not only on technique and musicality, but on performance
as well. All classes will include warm-up exercises, technique
study, and progressions across the floor. Combinations will
include a range of styles and sometimes fusing styles together.
Students will leave sweating! Come in ready to learn, live,
We as a dance community shouldn’t be
afraid of tap dance, or any style of dance for that matter.
Instead we should embrace each style and recognize that they are all
Feel free to come to basic class in
sneakers if that’s what you have. Come on in and give it a