6.-8. January 2023

Featuring Sandra Kluge, Cordula Decker und Axel Burkhardt & Thomas Marek

From January 6th to 8th, 2023, our annual Winter Workshop will take place at Studio Footprints.

Our special guest this year is Sandra Kluge from New York, and together with Cordula Decker, bassist Axel Burkhardt and Thomas Marek there will be a great selection of tap workshops.


 Beginner Tap
with Cordula Decker

In this workshop the basics of Tap Dance will be learned.

Beginner Intermediate
with Sandra Kluge

In this workshop, students will tune up and refine the Tap basics they're familiar with.

with Sandra Kluge

This course focuses on gaining confidence and independence in using Tap vocabulary.

with Sandra Kluge

In this workshop we will take a deep dive into advanced music concepts in Tap.

Musicality / Tap & Live Jazz
with Axel Burkhardt (Bass) & Thomas Marek (Drums / Tap)

This course is all about music, jazz and the interaction of tap dancer and musician. For Intermediate and Advanced


Friday, January 6th

18.00-20.00 Musicality

Saturday, January 7th

09.00-10.20 Beginner Tap

10.30-11.50 Beginner Intermediate

12.00-13.20 Intermediate

13.30-14.50 Advanced

15.00-17.00 Musicality

Sunday, January 8th

09.00-10.20 Beginner Tap

10.30-11.50 Beginner Intermediate

12.00-13.20  Intermediate

13.30-14.50 Advanced

15.00-17.00 Musicality

SA 7.01. 20.00H 




Beginner Tap mit Cordula Decker: €70

TAP I , II, II mit Sandra Kluge: € 70

Musicality  mit Axel Burkhardt & Thomas Marek : € 160.-

To register please send an email to [email protected]


Sandra Kluge, tap dance artist/tap percussionist, is a native of Bremen, Germany and currently lives in New York. 
She composes, produces and performs music in which tap is the sole percussive instrument. She deconstructs the classical tap vocabulary to be a complete part of the music, able to both accompany and solo. Her performance highlights include Thomas Marek's show NOLA, Düsseldorf Tap Dance Days, Symphony Space, Basilica Hudson and many more.
Sandra currently teaches at the American Tap Dance Foundation and Mark Morris Dance Center and is an instructor for workshops and festivals in Europe and the US. Her press credentials include Travis Knights' Tap Love Tour Podcast, German Tap Magazine, Dance Advantage, Vocalo Radio, among others.
Sandra is the only tap percussionist to be awarded an Art Omi: Music grant. She also received a commission from the International Contemporary Ensemble to create a new collaborative composition for the 2022/23 season. She learned her first tap steps from her mother when she was ten years old. She then studied with tap greats such as Barbara Duffy, Sebastian Weber, Pia Neises, Heather Cornell, and many more. She has twice been a part of the Tap City Pre-Professional Program and is a graduate of Daniel Luka's tap training program S.O.N.T.I.

Axel Burkhardt (Musicality)

Axel Burkhardt has been active as an instrumental bassist for many years, has participated in various pop & jazz CD productions and has made guest appearances at countless concerts and festivals in Germany and abroad.
From 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the Café Royal Salon Orchestra, a Sinti ensemble, whose journey in the summer of 2007 to the legendary Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois sur Seine, was captured in the Arte documentary "Django's Heirs".

He is a founding member of the Jazz-Echo award-winning gipsy swing formation Django Deluxe, and in 2015 Burkhardt was a scholarship recipient of the Unterfränkische Musiktage. 
He is currently actively playing with the Jürgen Kok Trio and the André Krikula Trio.

Thomas Marek (Musicality)

As a performer, choreographer and teacher, Thomas Marek has been combining traditional and modern forms of tap dance with contemporary musical and theatrical elements in his work for over 25 years. The masters he learned from and who have inspired him were the innovators of their art: Charles Honi Coles, Cholly Atkins, Chuck Green, Buster Brown, Jimmy Slyde and above all Brenda Bufalino with whose American Tap Dance Orchestra he toured in Florida in the mid-nineties. 

Deeply rooted in jazz, Marek experiments with the possibilities of sound, phrasing, touch and tone. He explores the space in which tap dancing moves, he shifts boundaries and discovers new forms of expression that tie in with the origins of tap and draw on his own cultural context – revealing new stories.

Cordula Decker
(Beginner Tap)

After graduating from high school, Cordula Decker began a foundation course in theater design at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London. During this time she took intensive jazz tap and ballet classes at Pineapple Studios London.
She then trained as a stage actress at the Stage School of Music, Dance and Drama in Hamburg, Germany, graduating in 2001.

She has performed as a performer, singer and dancer at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg ("Clavigo" directed by Jan Bosse / "Best of Schauspielhaus Gala" directed by Tom Stromberg), the St. Pauli Theater Hamburg ("The next step") and the Musikhochschule Hamburg ("Phi Phi").

In 2003 Cordula received the additional qualification for dance pedagogy at the Iwanson School, Munich and has since been working as a dance pedagogue, specializing in tap and jazz dance, in Hamburg.

Since 2006 she was part of the professional class of Thomas Marek and trains regularly with international tap dance greats such as Brenda Bufalino, Josh Hilberman, Barbara Duffy, Lisa La Touche and Michelle Dorrance.