Dance program to host tap master class Oct. 14


Marshall University Theatre Dance and 4th Avenue Arts will host a Tap Master Class series with Matt Saffron Sunday, Oct. 14, for students as well as faculty and staff who have an interest in dance.

Students will have an opportunity to learn from a world-class artist here in Huntington. Students will be taken through a traditional tap class, which will build into a technically fun and challenging combination.

Saffron is a native of Morgantown, West Virginia, and has been dancing since the age of six. He has had extensive training in tap, jazz and ballet. He won world honors performing in Germany as a member of the 2000 USA Tap Dance Team. He has been a featured dancer and dance captain in productions of Guys and Dolls, Will Rogers Follies, Oklahoma, 42nd Street, Mame, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie and A Chorus Line. In Montreal, he performed as an original member of Tap’d Out in their premier show. Matt joined the cast of Tap Dogs for their 10th anniversary tour and has since traveled the United States, Mexico and South Africa as part of the cast for eight years. Recently, Saffron had the opportunity to teach for two weeks in Guatemala. During his off time, Matt teaches and choreographs in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is also an adjunct professor at West Virginia University, where he was awarded the 2018 Adjunct of the Year in the College of Creative Arts.

Schedule for Oct. 14: 

1 – 2:30 p.m.: Beginner/Intermediate

2:30 – 4 p.m.: Intermediate/Advanced

For further information, contact Jessica Fox by phone at 304-697-0602.