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Miriam Nelson & Rusty Frank's "The Lark Leaped In" - Tap Level: Intermediate

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Miriam Nelson & Rusty Frank's "The Lark Leaped In"
An Intermediate Tap Routine

Taught by Rusty Frank & Mark Marchillo

Back in the 1990s, Rusty Frank and Miriam Nelson got together regularly in a Los Angeles studio and tap danced.  During this time they collaborated on material, and what we have here began with Rusty bringing in a step from her mentor, Louis DaPron, and a tune by Raymond Scott, “The Lark Leaped In”  and ended with this delightful collaboration... a vintage style tap routine for intermediate level tap dancers on up.   

Rusty Frank is a Tap Dancer, producer, choreographer, writer, and dance preservationist. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book “TAP! The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and Their Stories 1900-1955,” the producer and choreographer of the stage revues "Swingin' The Century - The Big Band Show" and "Jazz Tap."   She has taught and performed in twenty-three countries around the world and performed at such locales as Broadway's 42nd Street, The Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland, and the Derby. To date she has produced 22 instructional tap videos under her banner “Tapping With The Masters.” Visit her tap dance shop at RUSTYSDANCESHOP.COM  

Mark Marchillo, is a classically trained dancer who studied at the San Francisco Ballet school for ballet, while also training under such jazz greats as Marguerite Derricks and Serge Rodnunsky. For tap, Mark was mentored by Dean Barlow and Miriam Nelson, and has an “old Hollywood” style that crosses Gene Kelly with Fred Astaire, and makes classic Hollywood tap dancing new again.  He is a former company member of the Rhapsody in Taps dance company in Los Angeles, CA. He’s danced in movies and TV, and is also a working choreographer. He’s appeared for Beyonce, the Grammys, and Norman Lear.  MARKMARCHILLO.COM

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