The Big Apple Tap Festival 2013

November 8-10, 2013

The Big Apple Tap Festival

Pictures Taken During the Festival
Videos from the Festival
The Festival's Poster
Participants Showcase - Program
Festival Faculty
Festival Description

The Tap Festival Included:
  • Tap Master Classes by leading tap artists.
  • Participants Showcase.
  • Tap History Talks.
  • Video Presentation.
  • Two Adult Programs.
  • Special Programs for Teens and Young Tappers.

Festival Faculty:
Click on a name for extended bio and pictures

The Big Apple Tap Festival 2013 Faculty
  • Bob Audy
  • Bril Barrett
  • Ofer Ben
  • Justin Boccitto
  • Denise Caston
  • Kathleen Cirioli
  • Debbi Dee
  • Isabel Glasser
  • Avi Miller
  • Logan Miller
  • Prof. Robert L. Reed
  • Gregg Russell
  • Germaine Salsberg
  • Prof. Hank Smith
  • Alan Spaulding
  • Shea Sullivan
  • Caleb Teicher
  • Dianne 'Lady Di'  Walker

  • Festival Description:
    The Big Apple Tap Festival,
    an intensive weekend of exciting events, included:

    Tap Master Classes:
    Bob Audy (assisted by Isabel Glasser and Alan Spaulding ),
    Bril Barrett, Ofer Ben, Justin Boccitto, Debbi Dee,
    Avi Miller, Prof. Robert L. Reed, Gregg Russell,
    Germaine Salsberg, Shea Sullivan
    & Dianne 'Lady Di' Walker

    • Eleven leading tap artists taught inspiring Tap Master Classes, each in his/her own unique style and charisma.

    Tap History Talks:
    Emceed by:
    Debbi Dee
    • Debbi Dee conducted the 'Tap History Talks' session, which featured insights about members of the faculty and their contributions to the art of Tap Dancing.

    Video Presentation:
    Conducted by:
    Prof. Hank Smith
    • Prof. Hank Smith presented the works of noted tap performers on film and video from his own personal extensive library and archive.

    Tap Exercises:

    Denise Caston, Kathleen Cirioli, Logan Miller
    & Caleb Teicher
    • Warm-up sessions for each day with four leading tap practitioners who taught the afternoon / morning tap drills - each with his/her own unique style and technique.

    Participants Showcase:
    Emceed by:
    Avi Miller & Ofer Ben
    • A happy event concluded the second day of classes in the exciting Big Apple Tap Festival. Avi Miller and Ofer Ben emceed an informal Participants Showcase at The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.

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