Save the Date

A Tappin’ Tribute

It’s your last chance to catch Thank You, Gregory: A Tribute to the Legends of Tap as it concludes its national tour on the east coast. The show honors the late Gregory Hines with performances by Maurice Hines, Chloe Arnold, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Joseph Webb. April 6–7, 9, 16;

Richmond Returns to NYC

Grand jeté to The Joyce Theater this month to see the Richmond Ballet. The company will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its NYC debut with six of its most popular works, including Ancient Airs and Dances. April 6–11;


Cancan in Canada

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet completes its tour of Moulin Rouge—The Ballet in Ottawa, Ontario, this month. The RWB is the first ballet company in the world to collaborate with Paris’ own Moulin Rouge, the birthplace of the beloved cancan! April 15–17;

Gus Giordano Day

The state of Illinois honors April 25 as Gus Giordano Day—but you don’t have to be in Chicago to celebrate the jazz pioneer. Watch Giordano’s video Jazz Dance Class to honor this father of American jazz dance. (Available on April 25;


Tappers Only!

The Royce Gallery in San Francisco will host the semifinals of So You Think You Can Tap this month. Dancers will compete in improv, tap challenge and group dance to advance to the finals on May 25: National Tap Dance Day! April 30;


Photo of Joseph Webb by Carl McClarty/Courtesy Divine Rhythm Productions

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