Concert Performances


The ATDF develops, creates and produces full length Concert Performances at leading venues locally and while on tour. Many of these productions are themed performances focusing on tap dance as music, with leading International artists, legendary tap masters, contemporary soloists, cutting edge ensembles, and up and coming hoofers.

Rockin’ in Rhythm brings together dynamic and diverse youth ensembles from across the country to perform their best works on a New York City stage.



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Rhythm in Motion is an evening of new work by New York City's finest tappers & choreographers who are Artists in Residence with the American Tap Dance Foundation.



For detailed information visit: RIM or Artists in Residence.

Sound Check is a new project of the American Tap Dance Foundation and is currently in development.

Sound Check brings the incredible musical feet of an eclectic cast together in a unique fusion of percussive dance through a dynamic and whimsical composition that blends international music, percussion, text, imagery, improvisation, and choreography. Conceived as a ‘state of the union’ address for the art form, Sound Check presents some of the most versatile ‘voices’ working in the field today and educates the public about the vast breadth and scope of Tap, from improvisation to new choreography, solo to group dances; classical to rhythm tap.

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Tap City, the New York City Tap Festivalis the preeminent tap dance festival of the world and is the quintessential celebration of our collective American heritage – virtues that are certainly evident in tap’s hometown, New York City. Each year, Tap City offers hundreds of master classes and courses with internationally renowned teachers, expansive adult, pre-professional, teen and youth training programs, awards and numerous diverse premiere performances and city-wide events.



Tap City on Tour has toured nationally since 2004 in California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Road Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. International performance highlights include State Department Tours of Armenia and Romania. Tap City on Tour brings full evening performances that showcase the best of the annual New York City Tap Festival to cities throughout North America and Internationally. The cast of Tap City is drawn from a list of performers who have been featured in the New York City Tap Festival since it’s inception in 2001. Tap City on Tour is available for touring October-November, and February-April. The company also offers master classes in tap for all levels of students as well as 50-minute programs for young people. To learn more about this show visit the following links:

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Tapping Into New York - Tap City Youth Ensemble

Dance – Grades K – 12 – Audience limit:  250

“Tapping into New York” is a high energy, educational show exploring the history of tap dance and its connection to New York City. The teen dancers of the Tap City Youth Ensemble lead students on a lively journey from the early beginnings of tap dance in the cultural immigrant center of Five Points in lower Manhattan, to Harlem and it’s famous honorary Mayor Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, to global rhythms around the world, including South African Gumboot dance. Throughout the show the Tap City Youth Ensemble explores these questions: What is tap dance? Why is tap dance an American art form? What is choreography? What is improvisation? How are they different? Can tap dancers play music with their feet? Does tap dance exist in other parts of the world? Students learn rhythms through audience participation including clapping & listening games, call and response. This dynamic show of kids performing for kids features classic and contemporary choreography, improvisation, and audience participation.

To learn more about the Tap City Youth Ensemble visit: InfoTCYE

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