Tap City Youth Ensemble

The Tap City Youth Ensemble features the best and brightest young tappers from the New York City area.  The ensemble was founded in 2006 by the American Tap Dance Foundation to give young tap dancers from the ages of 13 – 19 an opportunity to work with  professional choreographers. The ensemble preserves the rich heritage of tap dance through learning classic/historical tap repertory and new contemporary works.  The Tap City Youth Ensemble performs in a range of New York area venues including formal concerts, school shows, hospital shows, and free public events. 


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ATDF's Tap City Youth Ensemble performs for grades K-12 in a production we call Tappin' Into New York. It is a high energy, educational show exploring the history of tap dance and its connection to New York City.

To book the Tap City Youth Ensemble directly through the American Tap Dance Foundation contact

To book "Tappin' Into New York" - through Young Audiences New York visit:

Check out our: YANY Teaching Artist Card

Performance Highlights of the TCYE 2006-2010 Seasons:

NBC - The 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tap City – The Annual NYC Tap Festival

The Duke on 42nd Street Theater

The Joyce Theater

Peter Jay Sharp Theater - Symphony Space

ATDF New Tap Choreography Showcases

ATDF's Annual Spring Gala

The Apollo

Tap Extravaganza

Career Transitions for Dancers Gala at NYC's City Center

Long Island Children's Museum

National Dance Week, NYC

Tappy Holidays

Dancewave’s “Kid’s Café” Festival

Manhattan Restoration Project

Macy's Charity Day

School and Hospital Shows in NYC & NJ

Jamming it up at Capezio

Danskin Strreet Fair

From 5-Points to Harlem in Foley Square, Manhattan

Nickelodeon's METV

Beat Street

& More!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tap City Youth Ensemble to Perform in the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

On Thursday, November 25th, our very own Tap City Youth Ensemble marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and performed at Herald Square in front of the NBC cameras!  The ensemble was chosen by audition/application to perform "Izzici", a South African gum boot dance, originally choreographed by Molutsi Mogami.