Friday, July 18, 2008

Best Tap Teacher In The Business!

Legendary dancer, choreographer and teacher

Dean Barlow coaches numerous top film, television and theater actors in dance. Many of his students are currently active in commercials and various theatrical engagements. In addition to teaching classes and private lessons, he also coaches professional Broadway dancers working in shows such as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast and The Producers.

Dean's credentials include:
**Emmy award for Best Choreography with Paula Abdul for American Music Awards

**Tap choreography for Paula Abdul's award winning videos: Straight Up, Forever Your Girl, Opposites Attract and It's Just the Way that You Love Me.

**Recreated Gene Kelly's choreography for Paula Abdul's diet coke commercial in 1992

**Academy Awards show tap choreography

**Choreography for Kate Linder of The Young and The Restless, who received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008

**featured dance soloist at the Sahara Hotel, Desert Inn and other major nightclubs

**Dean Barlow Trio performed in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe

** 2004 recipient of the Stanley Holden Award for Teacher of the Year

**performed in major roles in professional musical theater, singing , dancing and acting

**as a teenager, worked with such stars as Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, George Burns, Donald O'Connor, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, and many more
**Professional Dance Teachers Association/Hoctor's Dance Caravan
Among some of Deans current and former students are:
Paula Abdul - singer, dancer and choreographer

Billy Barnes - songwriter

Patrick Dempsey, actor on Grey's Anatomy

Morgan Fairchild, actress

Betty Garrett, movie actress who appeared with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra

Bill Hays - actor on Days of our Lives

Kate LInder - actress on The Young and the Restless

Flip Manne, former Rockette

Mark Marchillo, currently dancing with Rhapsody in Taps

Megan McGinnis, starred in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Beauty and the Beast on Broadway

Jayne Meadows, actress

Barbara Minkus, currently in Fiddler on the Roof

Connie Sawyer, actress in numerous t.v.commercials

Nancy Sinclair, originated the role of Peggy Sawyer in 42nd St on Broadway

Charlene Tilton, actress

JoAnn Worley, currently starring in Wicked at the the Pantages Theater

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