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SynKopate is a pre-professional tap company within the School at Peridance aimed towards the Intermediate to Advanced Tap dancer ages 14-17 years. This company is for those students who have a passion for and are inspired by all things TAP! Accepted students are required to take a technique class within The School at Peridance as well as attend weekly company rehearsals for multiple performance opportunities within the KnJ Theater at Peridance Center as well as other potential venues throughout NYC.

Students interested in auditioning for SynKopate can schedule and audition by emailing


SynKopate's mission is to provide a focused environment in which students, while being encouraged to pursue their own individual passions for Tap, also learn learn to work together as a team while acquiring a deeper knowledge of Tap history.


SynKopate, formerly known as TapCo, was founded in 2015 under the direction of Karin Rendelman. SynKopate is for students ages 12-17 years. SynKopate dancers are required to take a Tap technique class in the School at Peridance, as well as rehearsing choreography together during weekly rehearsals. Both companies have multiple performance opportunities in the KnJ Theater at Peridance Center, as well as other venues throughout NYC. Being part of SynKopate is a year-long commitment, and all company members must take the required technique class and attend weekly rehearsals.


SynKopate (SynKopate II) company members are accepted by audition only. They must take at least one Tap technique class in the School at Peridance, with placement specified by Ms. Rendelman and the School Director. Technique classes are vital to a successful company experience.


In addition to weekly technique classes and rehearsals, company members will learn choreography created by Ms. Karin Rendelman, an established Tap teacher with over 24 years experience in the dance teaching/performing/competition industry. She is also the primary teacher of the PeriChild and PeriTeen Tap programs in the School at Peridance. Company members have the opportunity to perform in various shows and performances throughout the year.


For more information and to audition, please contact the School at Peridance Assistant Coordinator Kelly Voelpel at 212-505-0886 or

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Karin Rendelman - Director of SynKopate

Karin, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., is a working choreographer and teacher residing in New York City. Graduating Cum Laud from Florida International University, Miami Florida, she earned a BA in Dance. Her infectious energy and her passion for dance were seasoned while she mentored under Broadway tap dancer, Jimmy Tate. Karin has been teaching for over 24 years and during this time, was honored to become the Director of the Dance Department at the nationally renowned Weiss School. She has also directed a youth tap company in South Florida where her students performed locally for community events/fundraisers and her choreography was recognized with numerous awards at a variety of competitions on both regional and national levels. Currently, Karin continues to teach master classes and create choreography for students all over the country and abroad as well as teaching on the convention/intensive circuit and is ecstatic to be beginning her 13th year on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center (NYC) where she is the Director of SynKopate – AN NYC Tap Project & SynKopate II - the first Peridance youth Tap companies. Karin's passion for her art and the technique that supports it, for rhythm and energy and the combination of it all, can be seen in each and every class she teaches as well as in her ambitious and expressive choreography!

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