Created especially for the serious tap dancer looking for emersion into the tap world, this experience will dive into the complexities of the processes of their mentor and develop relationships that will last a lifetime. 


What's included

  • Week long residency with your Mentor

  • Classes throughout the week with all 4 Guest Artists

  • Discovery classes

  • Performance sharing opportunity

  • Time to explore Blue Ridge Mountain Camp

  • Variety of group activities including: archery, climbing wall, hiking, high ropes, zip lining, swimming, and more

  • 7 days and 6 nights of lodging in Hibbard Hall where we will have our own building

  • All meals while at camp

  • Shuttle transport to and from Charlotte airport (times are restricted)

  • Woodsheed T

  • Relationships and experiences that will last a lifetime

discovery classes

  • Technique

  • Musicality

  • History

  • Teaching

  • Strong focus on improvisation and developing your own voice as a tap dancer


  • Aug 1, 2019 Applications are open

  • Oct 15, 2019 First Round of Acceptance

  • Nov 15, 2019 Second Round of Acceptance

  • Dec 31, 2019 Applications closed

  • Jan 1, 2020 Final Round of Acceptance

  • Jan 5, 2020 Deadline for any deposits

  • Apr 1, 2020 Late application deadline


  • Feb 1, 2019 Balance Due for Early Bird rate


  • Feb 25, 2020 1st Payment Due on Pmt Plan

  • Mar 15, 2020 2nd Payment Due on Pmt Plan

  • Apr 1, 2020 Balance Due on Pmt Plan


  • All Inclusive Price:  $1895

  • DISCOUNTED PRICE:  $1695 (must pay in full by 2/1/20)

  • Application Fee*:  $25 (due at time of application)

  • Deposit*:  $250 (due 1/5/20 applied to your balance)


$1695 Early Bird Rate - $250 due 1/5/20 & $1445 due by 2/1/20

$1895 payable in full anytime between 2/2/20 and 4/1/20 - $250 due 1/5/20 & Balance due by 4/1/20

We are also offering a GREAT PAYMENT PLAN OPTION:

  • 1/5/20 $250 Deposit Due

  • 2/25/20 $550 Payment One Due

  • 3/15/20 $550 Payment Two Due

  • 4/1/20 $545 Balance Due


We understand that injuries and emergencies can come up that may prohibit you from attending.  Below is our policy on refunds:

All payments are non-refundable. Medical issues will be addressed on a case by case basis.


There will be a very limited number of scholarships available.  Recipients will be selected by RIFF staff and scholarships will be given out at RIFF Dallas.

We are seeking corporate sponsorship for future events to help facilitate more scholarship opportunities.  If you know of any interested parties wanting  to participate in this program, please have them email us at

Join me for an experience in the mountains that you will cherish for a lifetime.
— Malana Murphy, Executive Producer


Day 1:  Arrival Day - Meet and greet with entire group as well as individual groups and mentors. Evening activity

Day 2:  Most of the day is spent with your mentor.  There is a bonding experience that happens in the morning and then classes throughout the day. Evening activity

Day 3:  Class time with other faculty, history class, and classes with mentor. Evening activity

Day 4:  Activity day mixed with classes with mentor and faculty. Evening activity

Day 5:  Class time with other faculty, history class, and classes with mentor. Evening activity

Day 6:  Most of the day is spent with your mentor. You will have an informal share at the end of the day that each mentor designs.

Day 7:  Departure Day

The evening activities consist of film footage showings moderated by mentors, game nights, movie night, jams, etc

Also, each evening has the opportunity for open jams after 9pm.

Everything is included in the price of the event:  lodging, food, shuttle to and from Charlotte airport, classes, activities, etc.  The only thing that you will need to purchase is your flight.