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Australian Tap Dance Festival 2015

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2015 International Headline Artist Ted Louis Levy
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September 26th to October 3rd 2015 marks the timeframe of the Australian Tap Dance Festival. It's a time to enjoy all things tap through not just performances but by learning and sharing as well. This one week of tap celebrations will be jam packed with tap masterclasses, choreography residencies, special events and more. If you're a tap dancer, here's your chance to expand your knowledge and technique and immerse yourself in an environment of like minded others.

Theres something for everyone. The general public who don't tap will have evening events like the 'tap dance film night', 'jam night' with live musos and more. There's also a few free events like the absolute beginners class if you've never tapped before; lunchtime talk and jams; and you can learn the Shim Sham Shimmy, a famous tap finale created in 1927 by Dr Leonard Reed and his friend Willie Bryant. Make sure you start booking now for the events with a cost attached.

Most events will be held at The Space Dance and Arts Centre and Chapel off Chapel. Here's the schedule that'll outline all that's happening in this festival timeframe.


Try not to miss the festival's international headline artist, Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee, Ted Louis Levy in concert. Check out the poster above for details and try not to miss a night filled with some of Australia's best tap dancers who will push the boundaries of tap to entertain you. Other faculty members this year include;

Darren Disney, a part of Dein Perry's original Tap Dogs.
Glenn Wood creator of a syllabus that's taught in over 300 dance schools.
Ben Read who'll be sharing his tap dance experience and knowledge.
Winston Morrison, Director of Melbourne Tap Dance.
Sean Robinson, one of Australia's most acclaimed and predominate tap dancers.
Shane Preston, one of Australia's best tap dancers, tap teacher, choreographer and performer.
Christine Denny, creator and director of TAPATAK OZ.
Bill Simpson, one of the most accomplished and respected tap dance performers and founder of Red Hot Rhythm.

Check out the website for further details and 'like' the Facebook page to be a part of the conversation and be the first to hear about snippets as follows. It seems they're after people (who can tap) to be a part of a 'tap flash mob' in an iconic Melbourne location on Friday the 25th of September. Email info@atdf.com.au for details.
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Why? Australian Tap Dance Festival
When: 26 Sep to 3 October 2015
Where: The Space Dance & Arts Centre, 318 Chapel street, Prahran, and Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel street, Prahran, VIC
Cost: various costs
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When I was a little girl (a fair while ago) tap dancing was all the go. I hear so little of it now but it's great to see it is alive and well.
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