Tap Treasures


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Tap Treasures is a new program that was 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.

 

Upon arrival, participants first receive an attractive “Tap Map” identifying key locations that are important to tap’s history, as well as detailed information and a schedule for the week ahead. Each event is hosted by local iconic tap dance figures who share their own personal relationship to tap, while also presenting historic and related information through fun interactive discussions, film clips, classes or performances.

TAP TREASURES TOUR 2017
ORIENTATION/PRESENTATIONS/TOURS
Monday, July 10, 2017 (2 -6pm)
Optional Event (8-10pm)
St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

All Tap Treasure Tour participants first meet at St. Luke’s Theatre in the Theater District at 2:00pm for a video presentation regarding our 2017 Tap Treasures followed by a walking tour of the following locations:

  • SWING 46 JAZZ CLUB
    349 West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

  • FAZILS DANCE STUDIO
    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, all Tap Tour participants then walk to the New York Public Library for a private tour of the American Tap Dance Archives at:

  • DANCE DIVISION/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (4-5pm)
    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 accompanied by a live Jazz trio.

  • STEPS ON BROADWAY (5-6pm)
    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!

*All Participant packages include the music door charge; food and cocktails are available for purchase separately.

  • COTTON CLUB (8pm)
    656 West 125th Street & Riverside Drive

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


For information on Tap Treasures 2016 visit: Tap Treasures 2016

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