Tap Treasures

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Orientation & Presentation (2-3pm)

St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

Tap Treasures Tour (3-6pm)

Optional Event - See Below (8-10pm)

Tap Treasures is a new program first introduced at Tap City 2016, the New York City Tap Festival. It is designed to provide numerous opportunities for festival students, and the general public, to learn more about, and experience, the rich evolution of tap dance in its birthplace, New York City.


1:45pm, all Tap Treasure participants are asked to meet at St. Luke’s Theatre in the Theater District where they will first receive this attractive “Tap Map” identifying key locations important to tap’s history, as well as a schedule for the afternoon activities.

Promptly at 2:00pm all participants will watch a video presentation and then go on a brief walking tour led by Tony Waag and visit six former sites and theaters where numerous pivotal Tap Dance events, people, programs and shows were presented back in the day.

    349 West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

    743 8th Avenue (between 46th & 47th Street)

  • LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE (Previously the Globe Theatre)
    205 West 46th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)

  • RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE (Previously the 46th Street Theatre)
    226 West 46th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)

  • LATIN QUARTER (Previously the Cotton Club)
    1580 Broadway (at 47th Street)

  • AUGUST WILSON THEATRE (Previously the ANTA Playhouse)
    245 West 52nd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)

At 3:30pm, everyone then walks to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a private tour of the American Tap Dance Archives which are housed at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library For the Performing Arts.

    40 Lincoln Center Plaza

At approximately 4:45pm the tour continues with another short walk to Steps on Broadway to participate in a Tap Jam hosted by dancer/chreographer Barbara Duffy.

    2121 Broadway Street & 74th Street

Finally, all Tap Tour participants have the option of traveling to Harlem on their own steam to visit the historic Cotton Club on 125th Street. The Cotton Club will be sited as a Tap Treasure in a brief presentation at 7:30pm. Following the presentation, we invite everyone to stay for the “Cotton Club Parade” at 8:00pm. The Cotton Club All-Stars (a 13-piece band) play at 8:30pm and the Sophisticated Ladies (a chorus line created by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards) hit the floor around 9:00pm!

Note: All Participants that purchased packages (the Copasetic, the Half Break and the All Events) include the $25 music door charge; food and cocktails are available for purchase separately.

  • COTTON CLUB (8pm)
    656 West 125th Street & Riverside Drive
    Contact the club directly to make a reservation if you are NOT a registered participant and part of the above mentioned packages at: 212- 663-7980

Feel free to call us at (646) 230-9564 for additional info and/or questions.  See you all there!

For information on Tap Treasures visit: Tap Treasures Info

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