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American Tap Dance Foundation to Present Four Days of Events For National Tap Dance Day

National Tap Dance Day falls on May 25 each year, selected to mark the birthday of tap dance legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949).

American Tap Dance Foundation to Present Four Days of Events For National Tap Dance Day

National Tap Dance Day will be celebrated by the American Tap Dance Foundation, Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26, with four days of in-person tap dance workshops, jam sessions, historical films and free sample tap dance classes for children, teens & adults. All events will take place at The American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street, NYC 10014. Visit ATDF Events for dates/times/registration information.

National Tap Dance Day falls on May 25 each year, selected to mark the birthday of tap dance legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949). Though celebrated throughout the USA, the holiday holds special resonance in New York City, the birthplace of American tap dance. National Tap Dance Day was signed into law by President George W. Bush in November 1989.

"We are looking forward to opening our doors to students, their families, and their teachers at our National Tap Dance Day events. I love when dancers at all levels, beginner to professional, have a chance to dance together, show off a new step and make music with their feet," said Tony Waag, ATDF Artistic and Executive Director.

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. National Tap Dance Day will be celebrated in advance of the Foundation's Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, returning for the 22nd year July 4-10. For one week every July, New York City becomes TAP CITY!

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TAP CITY YOUTH CONCERT - Saturday, May 28, 2022 (7:30-9:30pm)

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Peter Norton Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. This year-end concert will feature ATDF students ages 5-19 tapping up a storm with a live jazz quartet and special guest performers, including The Tap City Youth Ensemble. To purchase tickets, visit Tap City Youth Concert - VIP $40 Standard $20 Seniors, Children $10.


INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE ZOOM FORUM - Tuesday, June 14 (10am - 11:30am EST) and Friday, June 17 (9pm-10pm)

ATDF Artistic Director Tony Waag reconvenes a meeting of International Tap Artists, teachers, and producers from around the globe to share information and discuss current issues in the field. The ATDF International Tap Dance Zoom Forum is held quarterly, hoping to forge a path of heightened understanding between the world's diverse tap dance scenes. Visit atdf.org/events for more information. Phone: 646-230-9564.

TAP CITY, THE NYC TAP FESTIVAL - Monday, July 4 - Sunday, July 10 (assorted times and venues)

In-person Master Classes & Choreography Residencies for adults and youth (ages 12+), Copasetic Boat Ride, Awards Presentation, Tap Future (performances by Tap City faculty, students & guest artists), Rhythm in Motion (premiere performances by ATDF Artists in Residence) and Tap it Out (free public event in Times Square). Visit Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival to learn more.


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