Tap
Guest Teacher

YNN SCHWAB was a founding member and Dance Captain of California's Taps, Ltd. ("a homegrown, kinetic, innovative ensemble...the group has created a thriving rhythm tap scene that is known throughout the nation..." --Santa Barbara Jazz Society "Jazzette"). With Taps, Ltd., Lynn performed throughout California including LA's tap dance day festivities and in Santa Barbara's well-known Summer Solstice Celebration. In addition to performing, Lynn and California Taps, Ltd. choreographed and produced the first through fifth of Santa Barbara's Annual National Tap Dance Day Celebration. For that event The Santa Barbara News-Press reported: "there were nearly 1,000 people at one seating, applauding and shouting encouragement and approval throughout a 2 1/2 hour show of tap dance produced by Santa Barbara's Taps, Ltd. [It] put many in the audience on the edges of their seats and fairly took their breath away."

Since coming to New York in 1997, Lynn Schwab has performed with Billy Siegenfeld's Jump Rhythm Jazz Project at the Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse and showcased her choreography at Jacob's Pillow. Recently Lynn had the honor of performing as a soloist with The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin during their NYC appearance.

Currently Lynn is a member of both The Tap Collective, a group of New York tappers bringing fresh ideas and interpretations to tap dance, and Feraba, an imaginative dance and music company that blends tap and African dance with the rhythms of West African music. With these two groups Lynn has had the opportunity to perform at such notable NYC venues as Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Town Hall, Off-Broadway's La MaMa, the World Festival 2000 and at the International Street Performers Festival.

Lynn also had the pleasure of being frequent guest performer at Barbara Duffy's Tap Dance & Jazz Brunch at Zinno's in NYC and can be seen swinging at Buster Brown's Sunday Tap Jam at Swing 46 in Times Square.

Lynn's rich dance experience includes studying with tap masters Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy, Jeannie Hill, Mark Mendonca, and Sam Weber as well as studying modern dance (Albert Reid, Miguel Lopez) and jazz dance (Billy Siegenfeld, Jeannie Carlson). She shares her vast knowledge and experience with her own students at Steps on Broadway, Ballet Arts, and Manhattan Motion in NYC. She has taught at Broadway Dance Center and New Jersey's "Theatre Arts Dance Academy" and continues to teach regularly at workshops in New York, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Minnesota.

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"Lynn Schwab's sassy, jazzy style and her musicality illuminate the stage. Her dancing radiates a pure joy!"
--Barbara Duffy

"Outstanding among McLeod's many talented dancers [is] Lynn Schwab."
--The Santa Barbara Independent

"These four women of the Tap Collective (and Lynn Schwab) displayed a versatility of choreographic ability and dance repertoires in Blue Rondo a La Turk where sultry body movement of blues was interchanged with vibrant rhythm of jazz."
--Pat Howard, The ITA

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