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ATDF programming offers an elite performance opportunity for children, teens and adults during our annual Tap City Festival. You and your dancers will have the opportunity to perform in the Tap Future Concert at the end of the festival. This performance opportunity bring with it recognition in the field and is an asset to your school and individual dancer's resumes.  In order to be eligible for this performance opportunity, students must be registered Festival participants in the Tap City Youth, Pre-Professional Programs, or Adult Residencies only.



Monday, July 9, 2018 (Boards 6:30pm, Sails 7:00pm, Returns 10:00pm)

Circle Line Marina, pier 83

West 42nd St. at Hudson River

While you soak in the city's skyline, enjoy meeting the Tap City staff, faculty and your fellow students! There's something aboard for everyone with live music, entertainment and dancing, dancing, dancing. Come join us and catch the rhythm!  Live tap performances by festival students, teachers and local tap professionals. Cash bar offers drinks and snacks.

Tap Jam hosted this year by Nicholas Young.



Tickets: General $45 (In Advance) $50 (On-Site)

To purchase visit: Boat Ride Tickets (Availble in February) or call (646) 230-9564

Attention Students

A few dancers, duets, trios and ensembles will also be selected from video submissions.

Click here for Tap Future & Boat Ride: Video Audition Information


Thursday, July 12, 2018 (8pm)

The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Tap City puts ALL of our students on stage in a fun show of youth, teen and adult students. Tap dancers will perform for each other—on Broadway!--in an informal performance featuring the newly minted work from all of the Tap City Residencies from the Youth, Pre-Professional and Adult Programs. It’s a chance to see and be seen, with all performers sitting in the audience to watch the works of fellow students, amateurs and professionals from around the world. A few dancers, duets, trios, etc. will also be selected from video submissions.

General $50 ($45 until day of show)

Children 17 & under/Student/Senior: $25

To purchase visit: Tap Future Tickets
Click here for Tap Future & Boat Ride: Video Audition Information




Friday, July 13, 2018

(1pm, 1:30pm & 2pm)

Father Duffy Square/Times Square

Broadway, W. 46 St. To W. 47 St., 7 Avenue Manhattan

Tap It Out is a free, public & outdoor event presented at the end of Tap City. Imagine a chorus of hundreds of tapping feet performing an a cappella choreography weaving together several tap dance styles and vernacular movement. Tap City participants rehearse throughout the week of the festival to create this explosion of tones and rhythms. Tap It Out was conceived and created by the mayor of Tap City Tony Waag and is co-directed/staged by dancer/choreographer Lynn Schwab. (artist statement)

If you are registered in the Adult, Pre-Professional or Youth Program at Tap City, you have the opportunity to participate in this event as it is included in your package! Once you enroll, you will receive detailed instructions in the Spring. Each dancer will dance on their own platform, which will be supplied by Tap City, and, will learn their part of the presentation in advance via YouTube. Group rehearsals will take place during the day Monday, July 9th - Thursday, July 12th and are designed around your regular class schedule. (see your program schedule)


For photos of Tap it Out visit:

Tap it Out 2012 (World Financial Center Marina)

Tap it Out 2013 (Father Duffy's Square/Times Square)

Tap it Out 2014 (Foley Square/formerly known at the 5 Points District)

Tap it Out 2015 (Father Duffy's Square/Times Square)

Tap it Out 2016 (Foley Square/formerly known at the 5 Points District)

Tap it Out Video Promo (Father Duffy's Square/Times Square, Foley Square/formerly the 5 Points District and the World Financial Center Marina)

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