The Big Apple Tap Festival 2014

November 7-9, 2014

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 'star-studded' tap faculty.
  • Tap Technique Classes
  • Participants Showcase at The Alvin Ailey Theater.
  • Tap History Talks.
  • Video Presentation.
  • Three Adult Programs.
  • Dedicated Programs for Teens and Young Tappers.
  • Related Events.

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

The Big Apple Tap Festival 2014 - Star Studded Faculty
  • Mark Albrecht
  • Bob Audy
  • Ofer Ben
  • Karen Callaway Williams
  • Denise Caston
  • April Cook
  • Debbi Dee
  • Isabel Glasser
  • Ray Hesselink
  • Anthony LoCascio
  • Hillary-Marie Michael
  • Avi Miller
  • Claudia Rahardjanoto
  • Prof. Robert L. Reed
  • Thommie Retter
  • Germaine Salsberg
  • Alan Spaulding
  • Dianne 'Lady Di'  Walker
  • Sam Weber

  • 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 ),
    Ofer Ben, Karen Callaway Williams, Debbi Dee,
    Ray Hesselink, Anthony LoCascio, Avi Miller,
    Prof. Robert L. Reed, Thommie Retter, Germaine Salsberg, Dianne 'Lady Di' Walker & Sam Weber

    • Twelve 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. Robert L. Reed
    • Robert L. Reed presented the works of noted tap performers on film and video from his own personal extensive library and archive.

    Tap Exercises:
    Mark Albrecht, Denise Caston, April Cook,
    Hillary-Marie Michael & Claudia Rahardjanoto

    • Warm-up sessions for each day with five 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 Alvin Ailey Theater.

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