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Tap Family Reunion 2019

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Thu, May 23 2019 1:00 PM Sun, May 26 2019 6:00 PM
 
ABOUT ABOUT

Artistic Directed by world-renowned tap dance luminaries DormeshiaDerick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith and Executive Produced by Elka Samuels Smith and Tamia Santana, the second annual Tap Family Reunion is a four-day celebration of National Tap Dance DayBill "Bojangles" Robinson's Birthday. Events include performances, gatherings, workshops and so much more! Taking place at key locations throughout the city, this event is centered on the original American art form of Tap Dance to attract participation from tap dancers and enthusiasts worldwide as well as further engage our local community. All programming is meant to highlight the intergenerational importance of our culture; celebrate our elders and make our history accessible to our youth and everyone in between. Come together and embrace historical connections of the original American art form of Tap Dance that is deeply rooted in New York City!

This event is made possible in part by The Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, TapTakeOver, The Ailey Studios, Broadway Dance Center, Da Super Villianz (Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant & Jason Samuels Smith), MYTE (Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble), Elka Samuels Smith - Divine Rhythm Productions, Tamia Santana - The Brooklyn Arts, Dance NYC, and Fractured Atlas. 
QUESTIONS: [email protected], 212.262.1394

For the most Updated Class Schedule Information click HERE!

*SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, MAY 23th 2019: 

1-2pm Open Archive & Pop-up Exhibition: TAP DANCE; FREE and OPEN to the Public
Location: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

FRIDAY, MAY 24th 2019: (Come Dressed for the Party)

7pm Doors, 7:30pm **Original Performance Directed & Choreographed by Derick K. Grant, Dormeshia, and Jason Samuels Smith.     
Location: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
Reception celebrating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's Birthday to follow at alternative location TBA. 

SATURDAY, MAY 25th 2019:

10am-7pm - Tap Con 
10am-6:15am - Tap Workshops 

2:15-3:15pm History Talk                                                                                                              6:30pm-7:30pm - Tap Family Feud Game Show                                                                                  
Location: THE AILEY STUDIOS, 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

SUNDAY, MAY 26th 2019: 

9am-12pm Scavenger Hunt - (Locations throughout NYC) MAP provided upon registration.
12pm-6pm  Tap Fam Reunion Closing Celebration with The Cutting Contest & Tap Family Jam                                          
Location: Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club, 349 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

*Tap Family Reunion Classes by Level:

***ALL LEVELS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER BY 9:30am***

Beginner:

  • 10am- 11:15am - Class 1
  • 11:30-12:45pm TAP CON- Footage
  • 1pm-2:15pm - Class 2
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm- Lunch - History Talk - The Shed
  • 3:30pm-4:45pm - TAP CON - Footage
  • 5pm-6:15pm - Class 3
  • 6:30pm- 7:30pm - Game Show

Intermediate:

  • 10am- 11:15am - Class 1
  • 11:30am-12:45am - Class 2
  • 1pm-2:15pm - TAP CON - Footage
  • 2:15pm-3:30pm- Lunch - History Talk - The Shed
  • 3:30pm-4:45pm - Class 3
  • 5pm-6:15pm - Class 4
  • 6:30pm- 7:30pm - Game Show

Advanced:

  • 10am- 11:15am - TAP CON - Footage
  • 11:30am-12:45am - Class 1
  • 1pm-2:15pm - Class 2
  • 2:15pm-3:30pm- Lunch - History Talk - The Shed
  • 3:30pm-4:45pm - Class 3
  • 5pm-6:15pm - Class 4
  • 6:30pm- 7:30pm - Game Show

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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