At this point, you've all heard of TED Talks. But have you heard of "Tap Talks"?
Hoofers, get excited.
Tonight, the American Tap Dance Foundation begins a six-part monthly series—"Tap Talks"—as part of its mission to educate the community about this classic American dance style. The talks will bring together everyone from tap dancers and choreographers to dance historians and writers. Oh, and there will be movies too, guys. (Three words: Gregory Hines footage.)
(Left to right) ATDF Artistic/Executive Director Tony Waag (photo by Lois Greenfield), tap dancer and mentor Brenda Bufalino (photo by Lois Greenfield) and Gregory Hines (photo by Greg Gorman)
The series begins tonight at 7:30pm at American Tap Dance Center in NYC, and it continues on a once-per-month schedule until June. Here's the lineup:
January 24, 2014: Explore Choreography!
February 14, 2014: Happy Birthday Gregory!
March 28, 2014: Tap Forward!
April 25, 2014: Tap and Vaudeville!
May 23, 2014: Let's Celebrate National Tap Dance Day! (May 25)
June 27, 2014: Tap City Re-Visited!
For tickets, call (646) 230-9564. (Click here for more info.)
And with that, we'll leave you with this epic Gregory Hines tap solo from the classic film White Nights. Happy Friday!