Maurice Hines Hosts ATDF Spring Fundraiser
The Amerian Tap Dance Foundation
Actor/Singer/Dancer Maurice Hines has been named host of American Tap Dance Foundation's annual Spring Fundraiser, Tuesday, April 21, at the Theater at the 14th Street Y. The yearly event, in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund, will include performances by top tappers Brenda Bufalino, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Felipe Galganni, Jason Samuels Smith, Caleb Teicher and more, plus members of the Tap City Junior Ensemble, the Tap City Youth Ensemble and ATDF Youth Program students. A live jazz trio will accompany all.
When Gregory Hines received the first ATDF Hoofer Award in 2001, he noted that tap dance doesn't exclude anyone: "if you have a pair of tap shoes, you're in." The Scholarship Fund aims to sustain that vision.