Thursday, May 31, 2018

Calendar of 2018 Tap Dancing Festivals

We have updated our calendar of tap dancing festivals in 2018 to include tap dance festivals in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. states of Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and the District of Columbia. Did we miss any 2018 tap dance festivals?
Guide to Tap Dancing Festivals in 2018

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 Las Vegas Tap Dancing Festival: May 5-7

Registration is available now for the fifth edition of the Las Vegas Tap Festival, a celebration of the art of tap dancing, held every May in the Las Vegas area of Nevada. The event has tracks for fast beginners, intermediate, and advanced tap dancers and the faculty and guest artists will include Jason Samuels Smith and more than a dozen all-stars of tap dancing.
- About the 2017 Las Vegas Tap Festival
- All Editions of the Las Vegas Tap Festival
- Introduction to the Las Vegas Tap Festival

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Tap Dance World Championships

The 2016 World Tap Dance Championships sanctioned and presented by the International Dance Organization (IDO) will take place November 29 through December 3, 2016, at the Sachsen Arena, in the German city of Riesa. For more information see the Official Event Web site (in German and English) and the IDO Event Announcement with general information and details.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

New Tap Dancing Production: "Cagney the Musical"

A new tap dancing live stage production entitled "Cagney the Musical" celebrates the life of James Cagney through music, song, and dance. The musical opened on Broadway in May of 2015 and it has been playing at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre in New York City since March of 2016.

For more information see the production's official Web site at Cagney The Musical Dot Com. For tickets see the Westside Theatre Web site.

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Zealand Tap Dancing Organizations, Dancers, and Classes

Information about tap dancing resources in New Zealand.  Includes tap organizations, articles about tap dancers, and where to find tap dancing classes in the cities of Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington.

If you know about any tap dancing events, organizations, dancers, or classes not included here, we will add them if you send a note to or post a note in our Tap Dancing Friends Facebook Group.

Tap Organizations in New Zealand:
Dunedin Tap Dancing Society
- New Zealand Association of Modern Dance

Tap Dancers in New Zealand:
- Bayley Graham Wins Top NZ Dance Title
- Sintes Brothers Bring New Life to Tap Dancing

Tap Dancing Classes in New Zealand:
- Auckland: Auckland Central Dance Studios
- Auckland: Candy Lane Dance Studios
- Auckland: Carter-Chan Dance Performance Centre
- Auckland: DanceBeat School of Dance
- Auckland: Neverland Dance Studio
- Christchurch: Stage Door Dance Studio
- Wellington: Full Swing Vintage Dance

Schedule of 2017 Tap Dancing Festivals Worldwide

Tap dancing festivals in many parts of the world are starting to announce the dates of their 2017 events.  If you know about any 2017 tap festivals we have not listed, we will add them if you send email to or  - even better - post an event announcement in our Tap Dancing Friends Facebook group.
- 2017 Tap Dancing Festivals by Location
- Calendar of Upcoming Tap Festivals by Date

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Meet 85 Year Old Tap Dancer Arne Mayala

United States Navy veteran Arne Mayala took up tap dancing very late in life.  He went to his first tap dancing class at the Dance Tech Studios in Forest Lake Minnesota at age 85!