New Tap Choreography Showcases


ATDF New Tap Choreography Showcases provide an opportunity for seasoned professionals, up-and-coming choreographers and soloists to develop and perform new work. The in-studio informal showcase provides a relaxed setting for dancers to share their works with fellow tap students, professionals, and invited friends. Performance works are selected by video audition.

New Tap Choreography provides a valuable first-step for choreographers and soloists as they move their works out of the studio and onto the professional stage. Works performed at the New Tap Choreography Showcase will also be considered for inclusion in ATDF July Festival performances of “Tap Future” and “Tap It Out,” or future ATDF concerts.


Audition and Application Information:


  1. Audition video should show the completed work the soloist or ensemble plans to perform (not an incomplete work-in-progress).
  2. Video must demonstrate professional caliber compositional ideas and professional level performance. All ages of dancers are welcome, but recital or competition level material will not be accepted. (no "costumes" please)
  3. Work should be 2-4 minutes maximum.
  4. Soloists and ensembles welcome, 8-10 dancers maximum. Dimensions of the studio performance space are 20' wide x 12' deep and large ensembles cannot be accommodated.
  5. Music: works may be performed to live music, recorded music, or no music. The ATDF WILL NOT be providing a pianist or other musician for this Showcase. Soloists and ensembles who wish to work with live music must provide their own musicians. Piano is available.
  6. Showcase performers ARE NOT required to register for classes.
  7. Each accepted act will be asked to pay a $20 fee to offset expenses of staffing and promoting the event.
  8. Performers are encouraged to invite friends, family and colleagues to cheer on the acts. General admission is $10. Reservations strongly recommended.
  9. A limited amount of rehearsal space is available at the ATDC at the rate of $15/hour. Contact ATDF at


How to Apply:

To audition for New Tap Choreography: send an email with the application information below, and provide an audition video by giving us a link to Youtube or other internet site; or you may send the audition video on DVD (no PAL). Please write contact name and email on the disc. DVD can mailed to the American Tap Dance Center, attention: Tony Waag (address is above).

Deadlines: Performance slots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. We encourage applicants to submit application info and audition video at least 1 month before the event.

Send application info by email to Tony Waag Please write “New Tap Choreography Submission” in the subject line, and provide the following information:


Application Information:


Ensemble or soloist name:

Link to audition video on YouTube or other internet site:

Contact name:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

Number of dancers:

Length of work (in minutes:seconds)

Title of work:

Choreographed by:

Music composed by:

Names of dancers who will be performing in Showcase, in alphabetical order:

Names of musicians who will be performing (if any):

Other information about the audition video you want us to know:

For more information: contact Tony Waag: