Tap & Musical Theatre Intensive
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Join us August 9-11 for a Tap & Musical Theatre intensive. Led by Maria Logan, our Musical Theatre/Tap mentor for the 2018-2019 season, this three-day intensive will be an immersive musical theatre experience with a focus on tap technique, musical theatre styling, and storytelling. Dancers will study the art of telling a story through dance with a big focus on the unique style of tap dance and rhythm. 

At least 2 years of dance experience required.
Ages 8+
Thursday, Aug 9

Friday, Aug 10

Saturday, Aug 11

What do dancers need to wear? 

Dancers need to have jazz shoes or character shoes and tap shoes for this intensive.  

Do they need to bring anything?

Dancers need to bring an open mind, refillable water bottle, jazz shoes (or character shoes) and tap shoes.

Meet the Mentor: Maria Logan

Maria Logan grew up singing and dancing here in Nashville. She attended Belmont University where she received a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre. Since then she has been performing and choreographing all over the country. For the past 7 years she’s been living in New York, performing, taking class, and auditioning. Maria recently took a hiatus from NYC to spend some time in her hometown of Nashville, where she is currently choreographing, teaching, and working on her own music.

Her choreography was most recently seen in Into the Woods at Bigfork Summer Playhouse as well as My Fair Lady and Give My Regards to Broadway at The Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts.

Her favorite credits include…

  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Westchester Broadway Theatre: Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, South Pacific, Happy Days
  • The Palace Theatre: 42nd Street
  • Ocean State Theatre Company: Legally Blonde, White Christmas.
  • NATIONAL TOURS: TAP – the Show, Red Hot Hollywood.

What You Can Expect

ROOTS is a fun, engaging and safe place for students of all ages to learn the art of dance. We are a performing arts academy that’s designed to teach with excellence and committed to empowering our students to do their best.

The ROOTS Philosophy

ROOTS was created to give students of all ages a chance to explore what’s possible in the world of performing arts. Whether it’s music lessons, dance classes or summer camps, we build all of our programs around the same three foundations:

1. Creativity

We believe every student possesses a unique gift of creativity. Our mentors tailor each experience to help students to foster, uncover and explore their creative and problem-solving potential.

2. Discipline

Journalist and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the idea that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. At ROOTS, we are committed to instilling discipline in our students to achieve their highest potential.

3. Performance

We are committed to teaching our students to perform at their best. Whether that’s in a recital, concert or a performance event, our students will be coached on self-awareness, presentation and audience engagement.

This is our philosophy and our promise to you.


Don’t take our word for it…


“I LOVE Roots! I haven’t even been dancing here for that long, but so far I have had one of the best experiences of my life. The teachers are caring and loving. All of the students are like a family to me. I love how I can dance in a safe…place without being judged…” Annabelle Mae, ROOTS Dancer


“We absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Roots! We love that our daughter is doing what she loves in a Christian environment. The teachers are amazing and incredibly encouraging. We’ve been to different studios and hands down this one is the most organized, responsive and has the most wonderful instructors/mentors.”
Christina Brown, ROOTS Dance Parent


“My daughter has participated in dance (class + camp) in the past and is now going on a year of violin lessons at Roots. We have loved our experience there. The atmosphere is so fun and inspirational. The teachers and staff are positive, encouraging and helpful.” – Jessica Wolstenholm, ROOTS Parent



The ROOTS camp staff includes a dedicated group of vetted and experienced teachers. Most are year-round ROOTS mentors, but some have been hired specifically for their camp because of their expertise in the summer camp topic.

All lessons, classes, and camps are lead by instructors that we purposely call “mentors.”

We take the responsibility of training the next generation seriously.

Each mentor is trained and empowered to develop the student’s gifts and talents, but also to build trusted and reliable connections. We believe that if the students trust the environment and mentor, they will thrive and grow faster.

Registration, Withdrawal, & Reimbursement Policy:

  • Payment for camp is due in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to camp, will receive a refund for the cost of the camp minus a $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of a camp’s start date are only eligible for a refund of 50% of the camp cost.
  • All reimbursements, minus the processing/cancellation fee, will be refunded in the form payment was initially received.
  • ROOTS reserves the right to cancel any camp that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. Any and all decisions to cancel a camp will be made no less than 2 weeks prior to the camp’s start date and a full refund will be issued. 

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