The TAP Program at SHUFFLES, under the direction of Gail P. Crutchfield, is Broadway-based Theater Tap with a strong emphasis on rhythm, musicality and style. Students are taught by SHUFFLES faculty and a musical director at the piano. Tap classes are grouped by age and ability. Invited classes are by audition only.

Musical Theatre at SHUFFLES

The MUSICAL THEATER program, under the direction of Buddy Crutchfield, uses a faculty of experienced Broadway actors, directors and choreographers to give firsthand skills to students. Classes strengthen acting, vocal, theater dance and audition technique using a variety of scripts, styles and shows.

Additional Classes

  • PRIVATE LESSONS - Theater Jazz, Theater Ballet, Acting, Voice


All classes are held at STUDIO MAESTRO located on Manhattan's Upper West Side at:

48 West 68th street
between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

Class Requirements
  • Hair
        - Pulled out of face for Tap, Musical Theater and Theater Jazz
        - Worn in a bun for Theater Ballet

  • Girls Uniform
        - Tap Ages 4-7: SHUFFLES black leotard with skirt, white socks, black Mary Jane tap shoes
        - Tap Ages 8+: SHUFFLES t-shirt & tap shorts/leggings, black tap shoes
        - Musical Theater Class: SHUFFLES t-shirt & tap shorts/leggings, jazz shoes
        - Theater Ballet: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/leggings or leotard & tights, ballet shoes
        - Theater Jazz: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/leggings, jazz shoes

  • Boys Uniform
        - Tap: SHUFFLES t-shirt, black shorts/sweats, tap shoes
        - Musical Theater Class: SHUFFLES t-shirt, black shorts/sweats, jazz shoes
        - Theater Ballet: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/sweats, ballet shoes
        - Theater Jazz: SHUFFLES t-shirt & black shorts/sweats, jazz shoes

  • Students are expected to arrive on time for all classes
  • Tuition-  Non Refundable

  • First Class - The Director and Teacher have the right to re-evaluate class level.

  • Absences and Makeups - Please send an email to the Director when an absence is necessary. 
        - Students may makeup absences by attending a similar level class approved by the Director.
        - A total of 2 makeup classes will be allowed per semester.

  • Tardiness - Please be on time for all classes.  After 10 minutes, participation is at the discretion of the Director and the Teacher.

  • Photo Waiver - By registering your student at SHUFFLES, you give permission to take and publish photos of your child in print or online for promotional purposes.

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