5.-7. January 2024

Featuring Andrea Alvergue, Axel Burkhardt und Thomas Marek

From January 5th to 7th 2024, our annual Winter Workshop will take place at Studio Footprints.

Our special guest this year is Andrea Alvergue, and together with bassist Axel Burkhardt and Thomas Marek there will be a great selection of tap workshops.


 Beginner Tap
with Thomas Marek

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

Beginner Intermediate
with Andrea Alvergue

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

with Andrea Alvergue

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

with Andrea Alvergue

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 5th

18.00-20.00 Musicality

Saturday, January 6th

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 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

SA 6.01. 20.00H 




Beginner Tap with Thomas Marek: €80

TAP I , II, II mit Andrea Alvergue: € 80

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

To register please send an email to [email protected]


Always in motion
As a contemporary tap dancer, Andrea combines rhythm and movement to explore new expressive possibilities. Originally from El Salvador, she completed her professional training in classical ballet in Honduras under the Royal Academy of Dance system, in contemporary dance with Ballet Creole in Canada, and in tap dance with Onemoretap in Spain.
She has toured with CODACA in Central America and the Caribbean, METAMORPHOSIS in Mexico and the Swing Machine Orchestra in Spain. Since 2017 she is a founding member of Sebastian Weber Dance Company from Germany, where she lives nowadays. As a soloist, Andrea also produces, dances and teaches worldwide.

Her dance piece RAVEL, together with Spanish violinist Raúl Márquez, premiered at Leipzig's LOFFT in September 2021. In improvisations and compositions, the piece draws quotes and homages to the diversity of cultural traditions.
With Nikolai Kemeny, Andrea has been touring internationally with the BLUE TAPS concert series since 2018 and also recently collaborated on his new stage production COSMIC TAP, which is the symbiosis of intuitive music and improvised percussive dance.

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.