TAP IT OUT: An Outdoor Tap Dance Event in Times Square (FREE)
THE AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
Live, in-person tap dance workshops, performances and special events herald the return of Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, the American Tap Dance Foundation's week-long tap festival from Monday, July 4 through Sunday, July 10 right in in tap’s hometown, New York City. The TAP CITY Festival week, celebrating its 22nd year, will return LIVE for the first time since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic; in 2020 Tap City was virtual, and in 2021 hybrid.
This year’s Tap City events will include a “Copasetic” Boat Ride (July 6 - Circle LIne Marina), Tap Future performances and ATDF Tap Dance Awards (July 8 at Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th St), Rhythm in Motion concert (July 9 at Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th St) and the return of Tap It Out, Tap City’s live, public tap dance event in the middle of Times Square (July 10).
MASTER CLASSES for the Tap City week will be taught by top tappers Terry Brock, Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, DeWitt Fleming Jr., Bill Irwin, Michela Marino Lerman, Deborah Mitchell, Max Pollak, Demi Remik, Tamii Sakurai, Leonardo Sandoval, Byron Tittle, Karen Callaway Williams and Nicholas Young. CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCIES will be hosted by Felipe Galganni, Dexter Jones, Kaleena Miller, Lynn Schwab and Jared Alexander. Register Here
The American Tap Dance Foundation was founded 37 years ago by tap master Charles “Honi” Coles, his protégée Brenda Bufalino, and the Foundation’s current Artistic and Executive Director, Tony Waag. TAP CITY, The New York City Tap Festival is an emblem of the Foundation’s commitment to establish and legitimize tap dance as a vital component of American dance through creation, presentation, education, and preservation.
Sunday, JULY 10
TAP IT OUT a free, public outdoor tap dance event (12-2pm)
Father Duffy Square/Times Square (Broadway, W. 46 St. To W. 47 St., 7 Avenue) MAP
Imagine a chorus of hundreds of tapping feet performing an a cappella choreography weaving together several tap dance styles and vernacular movement. The contemporary percussion and movement “soundscape” promotes tap dance as pure music, while consciously deconstructing the basic elements that propel tap forward. Tap City participants rehearse throughout the Festival week to create this explosion of tones and rhythms. Tap it Out was conceived and created by the “mayor” of Tap City, Tony Waag and is choreographed by dancer/choreographer Lynn Schwab. Visit: https://www.atdf.org/events
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