ADAM GARCIA TAP
14.15 - 15.15
Learn from the best! Intermediate to advanced tappers focusing on rhythm and performance and the roots of tap in jazz music. After a warm-up, Adam will explore improvisation in rhythm, finishing with teaching a short routine.
Adam Garcia hails from Australia he is a TV and Film actor, musical theatre performer and dancer. Garcia left university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia before transferring to London, England. Garcia stayed on in London to act in West End musicals. Highlights of his career: starred as Tony Manero, in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, West End in London. Garcia was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance. Garcia performed a solo Tap dance in the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony. He has been nominated for multiple awards during his stage acting career. His transition into a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a movie about the life of writer Oscar Wilde. Garcia then went on to star in such movies as Coyote Ugly, Bootmen & Riding in Cars With Boys and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Garcia worked with Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth to originate the role of Fiyero in the workshop edition of Wicked. A role which he later played on the West End. He appeared in two ITV dramas, Britannia High in which he plays the dance teacher, and Mr Eleven. Garcia appeared alongside Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the reality show Got to Dance. He also was a judge on Australias' Dancing with The Stars for 2 seasons. In 2010 Garcia starred in the London West End production of Tap Dogs. In 2012 Garcia received another Olivier nomination for his performance of Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in Trevor Nunn's revival of Kiss Me Kate. In 2016, Garcia created Father Damien Karras for Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of The Exorcist. He is currently in production for War of the Worlds Musical for the UK tour.
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