Matt Crowle is a Chicago based, Jeff Award winning actor and choreographer whose notable local credits include Drury Lane Oakbrook, Porchlight Music Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. For many years, he lived and worked in New York City, performing on and off Broadway, and has toured the country from coast to coast, tap dancing with Tommy Tune. He is also the resident theatre tap instructor at the American Rhythm Center. Crowle's class structure is designed to simulate a professional theatre tap call, giving students a chance to push themselves to absorb choreography quickly and perform it with a strong sense of confidence and a quality of ease. The choreographic style of class routines is hugely influenced by the MGM movie-musical canon and by such legendary performers as Fred Astaire, Ann Miller, Gene Nelson, Ray Bolger, and Eleanor Powell. The footwork is fun, the music is delightful, and the atmosphere is positive and welcoming.