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Savion Glover: Emergent Dance with the Lady5Experience​

​Course dates

July 13 to July 26, 2020

Application deadline

May 11, 2020​

“I am a vessel of energy that has put me here to make people respond; to make people cry, make people laugh.”
– Savion Glover

  • Study with Savion Glover, hailed by The New York Times as "the greatest tap dancer who has ever lived.”
  • Experience dance as an identity and a way to hear and visualize music.
  • Experience a new era of tap dancing as an “instrumental” art form.
  • Learn the musicality and virtuosity of tap, modern, jazz and other dance stylings.



Undergraduate: DANCE 421, 3 units
Graduate/post-baccalaureate: DANCE 621, 3 units




Dancers who are willing to try on different stylings: tap, modern, and jazz. This course requires levels of intermediate to advanced experience. Tap is not required as your number-one skill set, as long as you have experience with the other forms and are willing to explore and investigate them all.​


  1. Prepare a letter of interest stating why you would like to take this workshop and describing your tap history, if any. Provide a résumé and one letter of recommendation. Include a headshot or non-commercial dance photo.
  2. Submit/upload the materials listed in step one when you apply online by May 11, 2020.


Gayle Fekete
(909) 869-2790

Guest Artists

Savion Glover –

Famous tap dancer, choreographer and actor Savion Glover is the epitome of a living legend. The tapping marvel has graced the stage since childhood and made his mark early on, starring in the Broadway musical “The Tap Dance Kid.” His starring role in the musical “Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk” earned Savion a Tony award for best choreographer.

The Tony Award-winning dancer eventually worked with dancing greats Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. Among his credits are starring roles in major motion pictures like “Jelly's Last Jam,” a role for which he made history as the youngest ever recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Recognized for his award-winning choreography in the acclaimed Broadway musical “Shuffle Along,” Glover continues to focus on bringing attention to the art form of tap as an instrumental component while maintaining a highly entertaining visual. His work has helped maintain tap dancing as an art form in the modern dance world.

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