Escola Luthier Dansa - Barcelona
209 tap students, 60 tap classes per week (82 hours/week!), 9 tap teachers, 6 dance studios and a professionnal programm for tap dancers : Luthier School of dance in Barcelona is probably one of the biggest tap schools in the world.
Its amount of tap dance classes is comparable to dance studios like Steps on Broadway in New York city and this is without counting all others tap-related classes like tap history, music for tap dancers, body percussion, irish dance etc.
Luthier offers something that no other tap school in Europe, maybe even in the world has :
- A great team of teachers who learnt from the greatest, performed and taught all across the world ;
- 6 sprung wooden floors studios for classes, personal practise and rehearsals ;
- Events every month : tap shows, jam sessions, video projections, workshops with guest teachers... ;
- A unique tap programm which has students from around the world come to become better tap dancers, taking 15 to 30 hours of classes a week (add 2 to 10 hours of practice) for a 9 months period for one or two years.
Luthier has opened 4 years ago, but its action is obviously in the continuity of Barcelona's tap dancers and enthusiasts efforts of the last 30 years. Guillem Alonso, who created the school, has been working hard for the last 25 years to increase the tap level and visibility in the city and is now helping the art form to grow not only in Spain, but also in Europe, making Barcelona the capital city for tap in Europe.
Be sure to take classes there next time you will go to Spain!