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   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. 

   Sam is the recipient of several awards, including the "Legacy Award," from San Antonio's "Third Coast Rhythm Project," for his work as a teacher and performer.
   He has received the San Francisco Bay Area Tap Festival's "Giant Steps" award for his lifelong contribution to the development of tap dance in the 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.  
 
On July 11th, 2017, Sam Weber receieved the "Hoofer Award," presented by the American Tap Dance Foundation!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

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Sam Weber: Calendar

 

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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.

LEVEL 2 DROP-IN CLASS - Thursdays - 5:45 - 6:45

LEVEL 3 DROP-IN CLASS - Thursdays - 6:45 - 7:45

ADVANCED (Level 6) - MONDAYS - 8:30 - 9:30/ CHOREOGRAPHY - 9:30-10:00.

351 Shotwell St./San Francisco, CA 94110/415 863-9830.  www.odcdance.org  

CLASSES AT CITY DANCE! 

Beginning Drop-In Class: Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 PM

Intermediate Drop-In Class, Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 PM 

NEW SATURDAY CLASSES AT CITY DANCE!

Int/Adv Technique and Choreography: Saturdays, 3:00-5:00 PM (can be taken seperately or as one 2-hour class)

Beginning, Saturdays, 5:00-6:00 PM (absolute beginners welcome!).   

NEW CLASS AT CITY DANCE ANNEX, 120 HARRISON ST.!

Jazz Tap Improvisation: Thursdays, 8:15-9:30 

32 Otis St./San Francisco, CA, 94103/415 297-1172 

 SENIOR TAP CLASSES AT STAGEBRIDGE! CLASSES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER

Beginning: Tuesdays 1-2 PM

Intermediate: Tuesdays 2-3 PM

2501 Harrison St./Oakland, CA, 94612 

10/20-10/23: NY - Sam Weber workshop at American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF - find on Facebook)

11/11-11/16: Barcelona - Sam Weber teaches for Escola Luthier

11/18: Prague - Sam Weber teaches for Zig-Zag Tap & Swing

11/24-11/26: Opole - Sam Weber teaches and performs at Opole Dance Festival (find on Facebook)

11/28-12/3: Toulouse - Sam Weber teaches for Cour de Riffs School of Dance 

 

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Escola Luthier

Zig-Zag

Cour de Riffs

ODC School

City Dance

Stagebridge

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