The Big Apple Tap Festival 2018

Upcoming Festival

The Big Apple Tap Festival

New York City
November 9-11, 2018

Randy Skinner Randy Skinner


Honoring Tap Master & Broadway Choreographer
Randy Skinner

Page updated on August 21 / 2018





The Tap Festival Includes:
  • Tap Master Classes by 'Star-Studded'  Tap Faculty.
  • Master Classes in a Variety of Tap Styles, from all 'Walks' of tap.
  • Tap Technique and Warm-Up Classes.
  • Three Indentical Adult Int. / Adv. / Pro. Programs (17+, Adults, Teachers, Studio Owners).
  • Dedicated Adult Program (17+) for Adv. Beg.
    NEW!!! now on all three days!
  • Two Indentical and Dedicated Older Teens' Programs (15-16 Yrs.).
  • Dedicated Younger Teens Program (13-14 Yrs.).
  • Dedicated Tweens Program (10-12 Yrs.).
  • Participants Showcase at The Kaye Playhouse.
  • Award Ceremony.
  • Tap History Talks.
  • Video Presentation.
  • Related Events.








Randy Skinner and Sara Brians
Sara Brians and Randy Skinner


Randy Skinner and Sara Brians
Sara Brians and Randy Skinner





Festival Description:
The 25th Big Apple Tap Festival,
an intensive weekend of exciting tap events, including:


Tap Master Classes:
With:
Randy Skinner ; Ofer Ben ; Jason Bernard ; Justin Boccitto ; Brenda Bufalino ; Denise Caston ; Debbi Dee ; Tré Dumas ; DeWitt Fleming ; Charles Goddertz ; Germaine Goodson ; Ray Hesselink ; Jeannie Hill ; Anthony LoCascio ; Gene Medler ; Avi Miller ; Deborah Mitchell ; Max Pollak ; Claudia Rahardjanoto ; Evan Ruggiero ; Germaine Salsberg ; Lynn Schwab ; Jimmy Tate ; Dianne 'Lady Di'  Walker and Joseph Wiggan
  • Twenty-five leading tap artists will teach inspiring Tap Master Classes, each in his/her own unique style and charisma, from all 'Walks' of tap.
  • All the Tap Master Classes will take place at Pearl Studios in midtown Manhattan. Check the 'locations' section on this page for address and directions.


Tap Exercises:
With:
Mark Albrecht ; April Cook ; Corey Hutchins ; Shelby Kaufman ; Jill Kenney ; Megan Maltos ; Katharine Ponza ; Charles Renato and Chaz Wolcott
  • Warm-up sessions at the beginning of each day with nine leading tap practitioners who will teach the afternoon / morning tap drills - each with his/her own unique style and technique.
  • All the Tap Exercise Classes will take place at Pearl Studios in midtown Manhattan. Check the 'locations' section on this page for address and directions.


Participants Showcase:
Emceed by:
Ray Hesselink
  • All the participants of The Big Apple Tap Festival are encouraged to perform in this showcase and contribute to a wonderful event.
  • Please refer to the 'Participants Showcase' button on this website for guidelines and requirements.
  • Many Faculty Members and surprise guests are expected to grace the stage as well.
  • The Participants Showcase will take place at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Check the 'locations' section on this page for address and directions.


The Big Apple Tap Festival Award
to Tap Master & Broadway Choreographer Randy Skinner

At the Participants Showcase
Presented By:
Faculty & Friends
  • All the members of the 'Star-Studded' faculty will present Tap Master & Broadway Choreographer, Randy Skinner, with The Big Apple Tap Festival Award for "Outstanding Achievements & Significant Contribution To The Tradition And Art Of Tap Dance".
  • The award ceremony will take place at The Kaye Playhouse in Hunter College. Check the 'locations' section on this page for address and directions.


Tap History Talks:
Emceed by:
Debbi Dee
  • Debbi Dee will conduct the 'Tap History Talks' session, honoring Tap Master & Broadway Choreographer, Randy Skinner, which will feature stories and reflections shared by the esteemed faculty.
  • This session will take place at Pearl Studios in midtown Manhattan, and is free of charge to the festival participants. Check the 'locations' section on this page for address and directions.


Video Presentation:
Curated by:
Germaine Salsberg & Avi Miller
  • Germaine Salsberg & Avi Miller have collected video and movie clips over the years, and have built an extensive library of material starting from the early days of tap dance.
  • The audience will be presented with a compilation of tap video clips from various periods and various styles of tap.
  • This session will take place at Pearl Studios in midtown Manhattan, and is free of charge to the festival participants. Check the 'locations' section on this page for address and directions.


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DAMES AT SEA - Eloise Kropp


DAMES AT SEA - Eloise Kropp and Cary Tedder





Class Levels:

  • Adult #1, #2, & #3:
    Three identical programs at the level of:
    (Int. / Adv. / Pro.)
  • Intermediate / Advanced / Professional
    (ages 17+, adult tappers, teachers and studio owners.)

    Three Separate and Identical Programs!


    Participants who register to Adult Program #3 on Saturday, can also add a registration to Adult Programs #1 or #2 on Friday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 11 for a full 3-day festival.
  • Adult #4:
    (Adv. Beg.)
  • Advanced Beginners
    (ages 17+, adult tappers, with at least 3 years of tap training.)

    A dedicated program for advanced beginner adult tappers.

    NEW!!! NOW ON ALL THREE DAYS!
  • Older Teens #1 & #2:
  • Intermediate / Advanced
    (ages 15 - 16, with at least 6 years of extensive tap training.)

    Two Separate and Identical Programs!


    Older Teens (ages 15-16) who would like to participate in a Full 3-day Festival, should register at the Older Teens #2 Registration Section. Choose the 3 Days Registration Package which includes classes on Friday, November 9, with Adult Program #2.
  • Younger Teens:
  • Intermediate / Advanced
    (ages 13 - 14, with at least 5 years of extensive tap training.)
  • Tweens Program:
  • Intermediate
    (ages 10 - 12, with at least 3-4 years of extensive tap training.)


    Level Clarification:
    • All the programs / classes at the festival are at an 'open level'. For this reason we suggest the minimum requirements of level as stated above for each program.
    • Each teacher's class will vary in degree of difficulty according to their own style and charisma.
    • Adult programs #1, #2 & #3 are identical and at an 'higher open level'.
    • Adult program #4 will be at the advanced beginner level.
    • Older Teens #1 & #2 programs are at the same Intermediate/Advanced level.
    • The participants should attend this festival with the view of studying original material first hand from a diverse faculty, while receiving tap material from some of the highest professionals in the business.
    • Please keep an open-mind while studying the huge amount of material.
      The weekend will be successful if you absorb even a portion of what is taught during the classes.


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The Cast of DAMES AT SEA





The Big Apple Tap Festival
Certificate Of Participation:
(Adult #1, #2, & #3 ONLY)

    For Teachers Only - The Big Apple Tap Festival - Certificate of Participation

    Students in the Adult #1, #2, & #3 programs who take part in the 'Entire Festival' are entitled to receive a Certificate of Participation.

    Once you register to the 'Entire Festival' please add this feature to your online registration form and a certificate will be mailed to you after the festival.



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DAMES AT SEA - Lesli Margherita





Rates:

*  Adult #1 and #2:
   (Int. / Adv. / Pro.)

       (Ages 17+, Adult Tappers, Teachers and Studio Owners)

- Registration To The Entire Festival:
  Rate includes:
All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises, Tap History Talks, Video Presentation, one nontransferable admission to the Participants Showcase, the Festival T-shirt & the Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

 
Adult
Prog. #1
Adult
Prog. #2
 
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 9-11
         ($525 and no complimentary show ticket
          from October 22)
  • $495   $495  

    - Registration By Days:
      Daily rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises on the specific day, Tap History Talks,
    Video Presentation & the Festival T-shirt.
    Daily rate does not include free admission to the Participants Showcase
    and the Registration Fee.


     
    Adult Prog. #1
    Adult
    Prog. #2
     
  • Friday, November 9:
  • $165   $165  
  • Saturday, November 10:
  • $165   $165  
  • Sunday, November 11:
  • $165   $165  
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
  • $30   $30  


    *  Adult #3:
       (Int. / Adv. / Pro.)

           (Ages 17+, Adult Tappers, Teachers and Studio Owners)
    - Registration To The Entire Festival:
      Rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises, Tap History Talks, Video Presentation, one nontransferable admission to the Participants Showcase, the Festival T-shirt & the Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

      Adult
    Prog. #3
     
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 9-11
         Friday classes with Adult #1
         Saturday classes with Adult #3
         Sunday classes with Adult #1
         ($525 and no complimentary show ticket from October 22)
  • $495  
     
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 9-11
         Friday classes with Adult #2
         Saturday classes with Adult #3
         Sunday classes with Adult #2
         ($525 and no complimentary show ticket from October 22)
  • $495  

    - Registration By Days:
      Daily rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises on the specific day, Tap History Talks,
    Video Presentation & the Festival T-shirt.
    Daily rate does not include free admission to the Participants Showcase
    and the Registration Fee.


      Adult Prog. #3  
  • Friday, November 9: (Registration with Adult #1)
  • $165  
  • Friday, November 9: (Registration with Adult #2)
  • $165  
  • Saturday, November 10: (Adult #3)
  • $165  
  • Sunday, November 11: (Registration with (Adult #1)
  • $165  
  • Sunday, November 11: (Registration with Adult #2)
  • $165  
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
  • $30  


    *  Adult #4:
       (Adv. Beg.)

           (Ages 17+, Adult Tappers)



    NEW!!!
    NOW ON ALL THREE DAYS!

    - Registration To The Entire Festival:
      Rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises, Tap History Talks, Video Presentation, one nontransferable admission to the Participants Showcase, the Festival T-shirt & the Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

      Adult
    Prog. #4
     
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 9-11
         ($525 and no complimentary show ticket from October 22)
  • $495  

    - Registration By Days:
      Daily rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises on the specific day, Tap History Talks,
    Video Presentation & the Festival T-shirt.
    Daily rate does not include free admission to the Participants Showcase
    and the Registration Fee.


      Adult Prog. #4  
  • Friday, November 9: (Adult #4 - Adv. Beg)
  • $165  
  • Saturday, November 10: (Adult #4 - Adv. Beg)
  • $165  
  • Sunday, November 11: (Adult #4 - Adv. Beg)
  • $165  
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
  • $30  


    *  Older Teens #1:
           (Ages 15-16)

    - Registration To The Entire Festival (2 Days ONLY):
      Rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises, Tap History Talks, Video Presentation, one nontransferable admission to the Participants Showcase, the Festival T-shirt & the Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

    Please Note:
    Older Teens (ages 15-16) who would like to participate in a Full 3-day Festival, should register at the Older Teens #2 Registration Section. Choose the 3 Days Registration Package which includes classes on Friday, November 9, with Adult Program #2.


        Older
    Teens
    #1
     
    2 Days Registration Package:        
  • Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 10-11
         Saturday Classes with Older Teens #1
          Sunday Classes with Older Teens #1
          ($360 and no complimentary show ticket
           from October 22)


  •   $340  

    - Registration By Days:
      Daily rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises on the specific day, Tap History Talks,
    Video Presentation & the Festival T-shirt.
    Daily rate does not include free admission to the Participants Showcase
    and the Registration Fee.


        Older
    Teens
    #1
     
  • Saturday, November 10: (Older Teens #1)
  •   $165  
  • Sunday, November 11: (Older Teens #1)
  •   $165  
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
  •   $30  


    *  Older Teens #2:
           (Ages 15-16)

    - Registration To The Entire Festival (2 or 3 days):
     Rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises, Tap History Talks, Video Presentation, one nontransferable admission to the Participants Showcase, the Festival T-shirt & the Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

    Please Note:
    Older Teens (ages 15-16) who would like to participate in a Full 3-day Festival, should register at the Older Teens #2 Registration Section. Choose the 3 Days Registration Package which includes classes on Friday, November 9, with Adult Program #2.


        Older
    Teens
    #2
     
    3 Days Registration Packages:        
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 9-11
          Friday classes with Adult #2
           Saturday Classes with Older Teens #2
           Sunday Classes with Older Teens #2
           ($525 and no complimentary show ticket
            from October 22)


  •   $495  
    2 Days Registration Packages:        
  • Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 10-11
         Saturday Classes with Older Teens #2
          Sunday Classes with Older Teens #2
          ($360 and no complimentary show ticket
           from October 22)


  •   $340  

    - Registration By Days:
      Daily rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises on the specific day, Tap History Talks,
    Video Presentation & the Festival T-shirt.
    Daily rate does not include free admission to the Participants Showcase
    and the Registration Fee.


        Older
    Teens
    #2
     
  • Friday, November 9: (Registration with Adult #2)
  •   $165  
  • Saturday, November 10: (Older Teens #2)
  •   $165  
  • Sunday, November 11: (Older Teens #2)
  •   $165  
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
  •   $30  


    *  Younger Teens:
           (Ages 13-14)

    - Registration To The Entire Festival:
      Rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises, Tap History Talks, Video Presentation, one nontransferable admission to the Participants Showcase, the Festival T-shirt & the Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

      Younger
    Teens
     
  • Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 10-11
         ($360 and no complimentary show ticket from October 22)
  • $340  

    - Registration By Days:
      Daily rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises on the specific day, Tap History Talks,
    Video Presentation & the Festival T-shirt.
    Daily rate does not include free admission to the Participants Showcase
    and the Registration Fee.


      Younger
    Teens
     
  • Saturday, November 10:
  • $165  
  • Sunday, November 11:
  • $165  
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
  • $30  


    *  Tweens Program:
           (Ages 10-12)

    - Registration To The Entire Festival:
      Rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises, Tap History Talks, Video Presentation, one nontransferable admission to the Participants Showcase, the Festival T-shirt & the Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

      Pre-
    Teens
    Program
     
  • Saturday & Sunday - Nov. 10-11
         ($360 and no complimentary show ticket from October 22)
  • $340  

    - Registration By Days:
      Daily rate includes:
    All Tap Master Classes & Tap Exercises on the specific day, Tap History Talks,
    Video Presentation & the Festival T-shirt.
    Daily rate does not include free admission to the Participants Showcase
    and the Registration Fee.


      Pre-
    Teens
    Program
     
  • Saturday, November 10:
  • $165  
  • Sunday, November 11:
  • $165  
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
  • $30  


    *  Additional Rates:
    - Participants Showcase Tickets:
        All the performers must obtain a ticket in order to enter the theater.
  • Entire Festival participants (Before October 22):
          (All Adult 3-Day programs / Older Teens: 2-3 days /
          Younger Teens & Tweens Prog.: 2 days)
  • Free  
  • Registration By Day participants:
  • $25  
  • Advance sales:
  • $25  
  • At the door: (pending availability)
  • $35  


    - The Big Apple Tap Festival T-shirts:
  • Additional T-shirts:
          (sales at the festival only)
  • $20
     
     


    Special rates and
    performance opportunity
    for groups


    Call for details!
    (646) 383 4949


    Space is limited - register early!


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    Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre
    Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre


    Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre
    Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre





    Festival Locations:
    • All Tap Classes, Tap History Talks & Video Presentation:
      Pearl Studios
      500 8th Ave., New York City
      (Between 35th and 36th St.)
      Click here to find this location on Google Maps.
      Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3.

    • Participants Showcase & Award Ceremony:
      The Kaye Playhouse
      695 Park Ave, New York City.
      Theater entrance is located on East 68th Street.
      (Between Park and Lexington Avenues.)
      Click here to to find this location on Google Maps.
      Subway: 6 (stops at Hunter College station).


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    Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre
    Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre






    The Big Apple
    Tap Festival
    Sponsoring Hotels!






    New Additional Hotel!

    The
    EVEN Hotel
    New York - Times Square South


    The EVEN Hotel New York Time Square South
    The EVEN Hotel New York Time Square South


    321 W.35th Street
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 1-877-666-3243

    Click here to find this location on Google Maps.





    The
    Crowne Plaza
    Midtown Manhattan Hotel


    Crowne Plaza Midtown Manhattan Hotel
    Crowne Plaza Midtown Manhattan Hotel


    320 West 36th Street
    New York City, NY 10018
    Phone: 1-212-977-4000

    Click here to find this location on Google Maps.
    The
    Hilton Garden Inn
    Times Square South Hotel


    Hilton Garden Inn Times Square South Hotel
    Hilton Garden Inn Times Square South Hotel


    326 West 37th Street
    New York City, NY 10018
    Phone: 1-212-868-6700

    Click here to find this location on Google Maps.



    To book one of these hotels visit the Lodging page.



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    Resources:


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