Movie Star Adam Garcia Is Heading To CC
We are so pleased to Welcome Mr Garcia to our CC dance studios on Sunday 28th October 2018. He will be hosting a Tap master class to dancers (along with some of our yummy mummies) from around West Yorkshire.
Garcia was born in Wahroonga, New South Wales. His father is from Colombia. Garcia left university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which toured Australia for two years before transferring to London, England. He remained in London to act in West End musicals.
Garcia’s career as a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a film about Oscar Wilde. Garcia played Tony Manero in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, which ran from 1998-99 in London. Garcia reached number 15 in the UK singles chart in 1998, with his cover version of the Bee Gees song “Night Fever”, taken from the film version of Saturday Night Fever (1977).
His second feature-film performance was a major role in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly. Later in 2000, he played the role of Sean in Bootmen. In 2003, he voiced the title character in the film Kangaroo Jack. In 2004, he also played alongside Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, as the character Stu Wolff, a drunk rock star, who is part of the band Sidarther and is, in Lola’s words, “a greater poet than Shakespeare”.
In 2006–07, he starred as Fiyero in the original London production of Wicked alongside Idina Menzel (later replaced by Kerry Ellis) and Helen Dallimore. He previously played the role during the show’s early Broadway workshops in 2000. In late 2008, Garcia appeared in two ITV dramas, Britannia High in which he plays the dance teacher, and Mr Eleven, a two-part comedy/drama alongside Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire. In January 2010, Garcia appeared with Ashley Banjo and Kimberly Wyatt as a judge on the reality show Got To Dance.
In 2011, Garcia was cast in The Hen Do. In 2012, Garcia appeared in Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate at the Chichester Festival Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Stephen Meare. Garcia became the fourth judge on the 2013 Australian version of Dancing with the Stars.
In 2011-12, Garcia was in Threesome, a British television sitcom which began airing on 17 October 2011 on Comedy Central and Comedy Central HD. It was the first original scripted comedy commissioned by Comedy Central and produced by Big Talk Productions.
On 26 March 2015, he married Nathalia Chubin in London.
In 2018 Garcia was casted in Dance Boss an Australian reality television dance competition on the Seven Network presented by Dannii Minogue. Garcia will be a judge alongside singer and dancer Timomatic and actress and performer Sharni Vinson.
Tap is a big part of what we do at CC Dance. For those that are unsure of what tap is, let me explain. Tap dance is a type of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe. There are several major variations on tap dance including: rhythm (jazz) tap, classical tap, Broadway tap, and post-modern tap. Broadway tap is rooted in English theatrical tradition and often focuses on formations, choreography and generally less complex rhythms; it is widely performed in musical theatre. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition.
Classical tap has a similarly long tradition which marries European “classical” music with American foot drumming with a wide variation in full-body expression. Post-modern or contemporary tap has emerged over the last three decades to incorporate abstract expression, thematic narrative and technology.
There are different brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound. “Soft-shoe” is a rhythm form of tap dancing that does not require special shoes, and through rhythm is generated by tapping of the feet, it also uses sliding of the feet (even sometimes using scattered sand on the stage to enhance the sound of sliding feet) more often than modern rhythm tap. It preceded what is currently considered to be modern tap, but has since declined in popularity.
To find out more about what Tap classes we offer, get in touch today.