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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 or call (646) 230-9564





Hoofer, Tap Preservation & Tap Dance Hall of Fame

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (7pm)

The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Film clips and performances honoring this year’s awardees of the annual HOOFER and TAP PRESERVATION Awards will be presented. Plus, this years tap legends will be inducted into the INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE HALL OF FAME.
Join us for premiere tributes to Jared, Katherine and the late Ralph Brown with performances by Katherine Kramer
& Friends, Sharon Lavi & Julia Ortinez Comin, Robin Passmore 
and the "Queen of the Soundies" Mable Lee!

Jess Jurkovic on piano, Joe Fonda on Bass, Josh Davis on drums.


2018 Hoofer Award
Jared Grimes & Katherine Kramer

2018 Tap Preservation Award

Leticia Jay

2018 Tap Dance Hall of Fame Awards
Ralph Brown & the Tap Happenings

Tickets: $20 ($15 until day of show)
To purchase visit:
Tap Awards Tickets

day, July 11, 2018 (8pm)

The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Boundary breaking new takes on tap by NYC’s finest tappers & choreographers. Rhythm in Motion returns with a fresh and innovative tap dance program.

Directed and Curated by Tony Waag
Choreographers include 
Brinae Ali, Chloe Arnold, Christina Carminucci, Michelle Dorrance, Felipe Galganni, Ana Rokafella Garcia, Lisa La Touche, Charles Renato, Tamii Sakurai, Delores Sanchez, Leo Sandoval, Samara Seligsohn, Caleb Teicher and Nicholas Van Young.

Tickets: $50 ($45 until day of show) $25 Children, Students & Seniors
To purchase visit:
Rhythm in Motion Tickets



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. See Performance Opportunities or call for details. Hosted by our Education Program Faculty.

Tickets: General $50 ($45 until day of show)

Children 17 & under/Student/Senior: $25
To purchase visit:
Tap Future Tickets




Friday, July 13, 2018

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

Father Duffy Square/Times Square

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

Directions via Google Maps

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 choreographed by dancer/choreographer Lynn Schwab.

If you are registered in the Adult or Pre-Professional 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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