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Festival Registration

The Tapology Festival offers a jam packed schedule of tap dance activities over a three day weekend. This dance festival is distinctive in that it offers events for Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Senior students.

The tap dancers weekend begins with workshops on Friday evening, honors Living Legend Kevin Ramsey at Saturday afternoon’s Honoree Luncheon, hosts the Tap Competition with $1000 in prizes on Saturday night and the Tapology Concert on Sunday evening at 7 PM. Rules for the Tap Competition can be found here. To register for Festival, click here.

2017 Visiting School Days

Thursday, October 26, & Friday, October 27, 2017

Location: Flint Cultural Center

Each Fall, Tapology kicks off Festival Weekend with excitement! Giving Flint's youth an education in the Science of Dance and the Art of Rhythm.

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Tapology's Tap Dance Competition

Tap Dance Competition for Cash Prizes!

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 8:30 p.m

Tapology's dance competition.  2 - $500 Awards!

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Students waiting for awards at Tapology Tap Dance Competition.

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KevinRLargeActor-Director-Filmmaker is a native of New Orleans who continues to cross-over varied artistic mediums, whether serving as the Co-Producer/Director/Writer on the award-winning short film "Tap Rap," starring Savion Glover, to starring on Broadway in the award-winning Cy Coleman musical "The Life," which garnered him an Outer Critics Circle nomination, as well as, his countless guest star appearances on such television network shows as "Cold Case," "24," and "Saving Grace."

As a guest director/choreographer/writer at the Milwaukee Repertory and Delaware Theater Company his commissioned works include "Sam Cooke: Forever Mr. Soul, "A Cappella Humana," "Chasin' Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records" "Fire On The Bayou," and "Soultime: At The Apollo."

Recent directorial and choreographic assignments were represented in the national television commercial spots for GM Pontiac's "It's in the Blood," for Black History Month, and Prilosec's "The Purple Pill," as well as, a number of industrial corporate films, including MetLife. He co-authored, directed and choreographed the late great Harold Nicholas of Hollywood's most legendary dance team, the Nicholas Brothers, in the new musical "If These Shoes Could Talk." As an actor, other television guest starring and/or recurring appearances include, "The District," "The Hughley's," "State of Grace," and "Charmed."

Film credits include, Sidney Lumet's "Night Falls On Manhattan," opposite Andy Garcia, "Trial By Jury," opposite William Hurt, and "Evidence of Humanity," opposite Peter Falk. Stage credits include the hit Broadway shows, The Lion King (LA), the role of Mufasa, "Black and Blue," "Five Guys Named Moe," and David Merrick's "Oh, Kay," which garnered him the Astaire and Theater World Award for Best Performance on Broadway.

2016 Living Legend

Ivery Wheeler

At age 14, Wheeler met Maceo Anderson of "The Four Step Brothers". In short order young Ivery become a hoofer performing in Anderson's groups, "Four Steps and a Miss" and later "The Third Generation Steps". Wheeler has credits in monumental hit "The Cotton Club" and Broadway & Paris performances of "Black and Blue", Tony Award Winning musical. Ivery Wheeler has been dancing for 50 years. During the time, he's mentored Savion Glover and been claimed as friend and confidant to Dianne Walker. Honored as the 2016 Tapology Living Legend for giving back to youth through the art of Tap.

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Tapology Scholars

Here at Tapology, we know the power of dance: The power to move, to transform and to help our youths be the best they can be. It is our hope to extend that opportunity to as many dancers as we can.

The Tapology Tap Festival offers scholarship opportunities to help young dancers attend Tapology. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline of consideration for a 2016 Festival Scholarship is September 15,  2016. Click here for a scholarship application