Tap Dance Series at Children's Museum of Manhattan Kicks Off Today

Tap Dance Series at Children's Museum of Manhattan Kicks Off Today

A series of live performances - including tap dancing - will take place throughout the summer in conjunction with the exhibit, JAZZED! The Changing Beat of 125th Street at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), located at 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The exhibit itself, in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, allows visitors to sing along with Ella Fitzgerald in the "jazz club," dance up the stairs with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's, and meet Duke Ellington and his famous jazz orchestra in the "ballroom." Visit www.cmom.org for a full schedule of events.

Summer Tap Dance performances include:

Tap Specialist - Michela Marino Lerman Wednesday, July 16, 2014 |11:00-3:00 pm
Michela Marino Lerman is a star within the tap dancing community. Michela runs a weekly tap jam in New York City at the great Smalls Jazz Club and monthly sessions at Fat Cat.

Tap Specialist - Omar Edwards Wednesday, July 23, 2014 |11:00-3:00 pm
Born in Brooklyn, Omar Edwards is a gifted dancer, entertainer and musician. He won 13 times - including the grand prize - on the famed T.V. show Star Search. He starred as the Sandman on the legendary T.V. show, Showtime at the Apollo for seven years, featured in the musical movie Camp and was also a featured guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. He also performed with Savion Glover live at the White House

Tap Specialist - Alex Macdonald Wednesday, July 30, 2014 |11:00-3:00 pm
Alex MacDonald began tap dancing at the age of 3! He has performed at such prominent theaters as Webster Hall and Symphony Space. In September of 2010, he made his national television debut, when the company traveled to Las Vegas to perform on the 45th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.