Calendar of Events
The FLORIDA TAP DANCE PROJECT is an initiative to create a vibrant and sustainable tap dance community in Pinellas County’s creative industry. Did you that Pinellas County is a TAP HUB, a tap dance hotbed that encompasses a third of the State of Florida’s rhythm.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:15 AM –12:15 AM
12:30 AM –1:30 PM
1:30 PM –2:30 PM
You are welcome to register for as many workshops as you choose. Once you click on “REGISTER HERE” you will be able to select multiple workshops.
TAP ON TAP
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Friday Nights Reception
Discover the animated world of improv and spirited rhythm of a Tap Dance Jam Session at the Dunedin House of Beer with the Tap Girl of Florida, Kayla Cowart. A Tap Jam Sessions is traditionally the improvisatory of tap dancing that evolved along with jazz. On Friday Night, Kayla will be hosting a Tam Jam and Improv Session that will honor the tradition in an updated celebration that will connect tap dance to pop culture and music. Accompanied by DJ led mainstream music, with a few new tracks from Kayla’s first album of Tap and Trap tap dance music “Generation Tap” the event is free for public viewing and open to tap dancers of all ages and abilities.
During this event observers will have an opportunity to see Florida’s rhythm in its rarest form and local dancers will be able to connect their taps with some of the hippest and hottest tap dance talent in the Tampa Bay Region - the Tap Dance Ambassadors of Florida. The Improv and Tap Dance Jam Session is the prelude to the Dunedin Tap Dance Festival and the social networking event of the year for the tap dance community. So dust off your tap shoes and bring your boozy rhythm to the Dunedin House of Beer on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 7:00 PM -9:30 PM to perform, connect, and network with Florida’s most intoxicating rhythm. It’s Tappening! at the Dunedin House of Beer. Drinkers drink responsibly and Tapalcoholics tap passionately!
TAP DANCE WORKSHOPS
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tap Dance Classes and Workshops
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Learn more about the art of tap dancing through this series of free and friendly workshops and demonstrations. On Saturday the Tap Dance Ambassadors of Florida will be hosting classes at no cost for dance students. Classes will run parallel at Patricia Ann Dance Studios and will be arranged in a way that will allow students to rotate classes throughout the day alternating between the Ambassadors. A community of rhythm and inspiration; at the Dunedin Tap Dance Festival you will make friends and come away with a new understanding of tap and its power to bring people together. You don’t want to miss this event with its undeniable mastery of musicality and pulsating rhythm.
TAP DANCE PERFORMANCES
6:00 – 9:00 PM Tap Dance Performances in the Park
Saturday, September 14, 2019 The weekend activities will culminate in Pioneer Park with Tap Dance Performances by some of Florida’s most accomplished and fervent tap dancers. The evening event sets the stage for world class entertainment by showcasing Florida’s exceptional tap dance community and spotlighting its unique tap dance talent. A community of rhythm and inspiration; enjoy demonstrations from the Tap Dance Ambassadors of Florida, local dance studios, and some of Florida’s most artistic tap dance performance groups and ensembles. This is a family friendly event that is free to the public and open to all spectators at no charge.