Sam Weber is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed performing
artist, master teacher and choreographer who regularly appears throughout the world. A protege of Stan Kahn in
San Francisco, Sam Weber has appeared with such tap legends as Charles "Honi" Coles, Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde,
Gregory Hines and the Nicholas Brothers. Sam's versatility has led him to performances in musical theater and television,
where he has worked with such stars as Burt Lancaster, Bob Hope, Andy Williams, Pat Boone and Sara Vaughn. Sam
co-starred in the award-winning German short film "Zwei Im Frack," directed by Christian Stahl in September, 2000.
Sam has also performed with the San Francisco Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Peninsula Ballet Theatre and Smuin Ballets/SF.
Sam Weber was frequently seen on PBS's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" television show and is featured in the documentary
"Juba! Masters of Percussive Dance" on Public Television.
Sam is one of the few tap dancers in the world currently performing Morton Gould's "Tap Dance
Concerto" and was the first tap dancer to receive a "Bessie" award, presented in New York City in 1993 in recognition
of outstanding creative achievement. In addition to his solo tap dancing career, Sam has toured internationally since
1986 as a principal dancer and choreographer with the Jazz Tap Ensemble.
Sam Weber has performed and taught at tap dance workshops and festivals worldwide.
These have included the Chicago Human Rhythm Project as well as tap festivals in Boulder, CO, Portland, OR, St. Louis, New
York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, B.C., Atlanta, Houston, Austin, Boston, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels,
Prague, Kiev, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Wuerzburg, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Duesseldorf, Zurich, Helsinki,
Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Rio De Janeiro, San Antonio, TX, Gainesville, FL and the San Francisco Tap Festival.
Sam has taught in the dance departments of UCLA, Cal State University, L.A., Long Beach City College, Cal State
Fullerton and San Francisco State University.
Sam appears as guest artist in
residence with Sierra Nevada Ballet www.sierranevadaballet.com.
Sam Weber frequently performs the work of German composer/violinist/tap
dancer Andreas Daenel. The two dancers have performed Daenel's compositions for tap dancers
and orchestra "Kontralog" and "SignADiapunktur," which premiered in the U.S. with the San Francisco Bay
Area's Peninsula Symphony Orchestra in 2005.
is the recipient of several awards, including the "Hoofer Award," from the American Tap Dance Foundation, the "Legacy
Award," from San Antonio's "Third Coast Rhythm Project," the "Giant Steps" award for his lifelong
contribution to the development of tap dance in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he has also received the prestigious "Juba"
award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art of tap dance.
ASK ABOUT PRIVATE LESSONS!
Contact Sam For available dates/times
CLASSES AT ODC, SAN FRANCISCO!
ABSOLUTE BEGINNGERS' (Level 1) INTR0. TO TAP WORKSHOP (10-WEEK SESSIONS)! - MONDAYS - 6:30 - 7:30.
LEVEL 2 TAP WORKSHOP (10-WEEK SESSIONS) - Mondays - 7:30 - 8:30.
ADVANCED (LEVEL 6) DROP-IN CLASS - Mondays - 8:30-9:30 PM; ADVANCED CHOREOGRAPHY
(only with Level 6 class) - 9:30-10:00 PM.
LEVEL 2 DROP-IN
CLASS - Thursdays - 5:45 - 6:45
LEVEL 3 DROP-IN CLASS - Thursdays
- 6:45 - 7:45
351 Shotwell St./San Francisco, CA 94110/415 863-9830. www.odcdance.org
NEW CLASSES AT STEPPING OUT DANCE STUDIO!
1 Drop-In Class: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM
Level 2 Drop-In Class:
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 PM
Level 3 Drop-In Class: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00
Improvisation Drop-In Class (all levels): Thursdays, 8:00-9:00
Level 6 Drop-In Class: Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM
697 South Van Ness, San Francisco, 94110
SENIOR TAP CLASSES AT STAGEBRIDGE! CLASSES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER
Beginning: Tuesdays 1-2 PM
2501 Harrison St./Oakland, CA, 94612
TAP FESTIVALS AND WORKSHOPS
- Stockholm: Sam Weber teaches and performs at the Stockholm Tap Festival.
27-May 1- Tokyo: Sam Weber teaches and performs at the Tokyo International Tap Festival.
July 5-7 - Huntington Beach, CA: Sam Weber teaches and performs at the Orange
County Tap Festival.
July 9 - Reno: Sam Weber performs as guest artist
of Sierra Nevada Ballet in "Artown."
July 18-21 -
San Antonio: Sam Weber teaches and performs at the Third Coast Rhythm Project.
26, 27 - Chicago: Sam Weber teaches and performs at the Chicago Human Rhythm Project
8-10 - Detroit: Sam Weber teaches and performs at the Motor City Tap Festival.
12-17 - Becket MA: Sam Weber teaches at the Jacob's Pillow Tap Intensive.
26-September 1 - Vancouver, B.C.: Sam Weber teaches and performs at the Vancouver Tap Festival.
Stockholm Tap Festival
Tokyo Tap Festival
Orange County Tap Festival
Third Coast Rhythm Project
Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Motor City Tap Festival
Jacob's Pillow Tap Intensive
Vancouver Tap Festival
Stepping Out Dance Studio
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