TAP CITY......TAP CITY!
Feelin' hot, hot, hot? Well, it's Tap City time again! Now in its 18th year! In 2001, I produced my very first Tap City and people really came out of the woodwork, and really stepped forward to support the event. I looked back at a speech that I delivered to a VERY excited crowd just before I presented the very first Hoofer Award to Gregory Hines, and thought it would be interesting in publishing it here again, as it stands true to our current mission!
"This week, July 7th through July 15th, hundreds of tap dancers have converged in the "big apple" for Tap City 2001.
Our goal, in addition to giving audiences great entertainment- is to establish a higher level of understanding and examination of tap dance as an art form. The creation of an international tap dance festival in New York, will secure the preservation of tap dance and perpetuate its growth as a thriving contemporary art form. The New York City Tap Festival/Tap City 2001 also makes a lasting statement about New York City and its dedication to this uniquely American form of art. We pay homage to tap dance by producing a festival in the city known for much of its major development.
But, tap dance which began In America in the 1800's on plantations, and on city streets- is now produced all over the globe. Thanks to the influence of leading soloists and tap companies like The American Tap Dance Orchestra and the Jazz Tap Ensemble, who performed and taught all over the world, festivals and inspired new artists have sprung up all the way to Beijing! Like its kissing cousin jazz, tap has become an international form of expression. The New York City Tap Festival, therefore, is a meeting place to which hundreds of American and international tap dancers can now come to study, to teach, to perform-- to share new ideas and to collaborate on new productions. Tap City 2001 celebrates the vibrant and diverse global tap community." Tony Waag
So, nothings changed really, same mission, same goal and the same reason you should participate in what has become
the preeminent tap dance festival of the world and is the quintessential celebration of our collective American
If you haven't registered yet then you better beware, as classes are filling right up. And don't forget the Copasetic Boat Ride, the Awards Show, Rhythm in Motion, Tap Future and last but not least Tap it Out! Be there or be square. Times Square that is!
Artistic Director Photo by: Lois Greenfield
July 7 - July 13, 2018
Master Classes & Choreography Residencies
July 10, 2018
Tap Awards Show
Special performances honor this year's awardees, the annual
Tap Preservation Awards will be presented and Tap legends will be inducted into the
International Tap Dance Hall of Fame.
2018 Hoofer Awards
Jared Grimes and Katherine Kramer
2018 Tap Preservation Award
2018 Tap Dance Hall of Fame Awards
Ralph Brown and
the Tap Happenings
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Tap Future (all student showcase)
New work created by Megan Bartula, Ali Bradley, Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, Katherine Kramer, Lisa La Touche, Olivia Rosenkrantz & Jason Samuels Smith.
SUMMER ADULT CLASSES
July 23, 2018 - August 30, 2018
July 7 - 13, 2018
TAP CITY MASTER CLASSES & RESIDENCIES
July 9, 2018
COPASETIC BOAT RIDE
July 10, 2018
TAP AWARDS & PERFORMANCES
July 11, 2018
RHYTHM IN MOTION
TAP FUTURE (ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE)
July 13, 2018
TAP IT OUT
July 15 - 22, 2018
TAP TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
July 9, 2018
is hosting the Jam!
July 11, 2018
Boundary breaking new takes on tap by NYC's finest tappers & choreographers.
returns with a fresh and innovative tap dance program premiering at
Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival.
Directed and Curated by
GET $100 VIP TICKETS HERE
Brinae Ali, Chloe Arnold, Christina Carminucci, Michelle Dorrance, Felipe Galganni, Ana Rokafella Garcia, Lisa La Touche, Charles Renato, Tamii Sakurai, Delores Sanchez, Leo Sandoval, Samara Seligsohn, Caleb Teicher
Nicholas Van Young.
GET REGULAR TICKETS HERE
(priority seating and meet/greet pre-performance reception)
Friday, July 13, 2018
(2pm, 2:30pm & 3pm)
Father Duffy Square/Times Square
Broadway, W. 46 St. To W. 47 St., 7 Avenue Manhattan
INFO & REGISTER HERE
ATDF's comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens, and adults
Rhythm tap technique
Copasetic Canon repertory
Jazz music concepts
Mentored independent work
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