Tap Dance Virtual International Forum (FREE)
American Tap Dance Foundation
Tony Waag, executive director of the American Tap Dance Foundation, has announced the organization’s upcoming special event and in-studio season. This September, ATDF will open its doors to performances by the ATDF Youth Ensemble, Tap Jams with ATDF Artists-in-Residence, “Open Houses,” and a Virtual International Forum where tap dance teachers and producers from around the world share information and discuss current issues in the field. Most events are free, donations welcome.
“We look forward to welcoming back tap dance students of all ages, and our Artists-in-Residence, for the coming fall season,” said Mr. Waag. “I believe our Artists-in-Residence program is one of our most important. We offer guidance and free studio space for professional tap dancers, who then pay it forward by participating in our Tap Dance Center Youth Programs - our students are offered invaluable exposure to top talent in the field. The ATDF Artists-in-Residence program has included top tappers Michelle Dorrance, Caleb Teicher, Chloe Arnold, Brenda Bufalino, Cartier Williams, Lisa La Touche, Max Pollak, Derick K. Grant, Jason Samuels Smith and Michela Mario Lerman.”
On Sept. 28 (10am-12pm EST) Tony Waag will host a Virtual International Forum of tap artists, teachers, and producers from around the globe to share information and discuss current issues in the field. The tap community is an international community, and events and tap dance works are currently being produced in Japan, Brazil, Germany and Spain. Free, on Zoom.