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Tapology's Visiting School Days 

October 24 & 25, 2019

Fall Festival 

October 24-27, 2019

Tapology Celebrates Women in Tap - Concert

Sunday October 27, 2019 7pm at The Whiting

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Concert Oct 27 @ The Whiting

Tapology Concert is a presentation of hot jazz and exciting dancers raising funds for Flint's Children of Challenge. For 14 years this concert and festival production has been working to bring formal arts and dance training to schools and students who had none.

But don't think that lofty purpose equals boring. This concert is known for electric performances and the absolute hottest Jazz band to be found south of New York City!

Get your tickets here

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Festival Registration

Tapology Festival
Oct. 24-25, 2019
Flint Cultural Center

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 The McFadden Brothers 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.

Tapology Concert Performance

7:00 pm Sunday, October 27th at The Whiting

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.

2019 Living Legend


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Ms. Melba Ayco, founder and Artistic Director of Northwest Tap Connection, is a Gullah-Geechee and Creole Storyteller, Tap Dance Historian, and Choreographer. Born in a small town on the north shores of New Orleans, she describes her life as a three-part harmony: born into segregation, survived integration, and enlightenment through cultural diversity. NWTC imbues dance lessons with broader messages about self-esteem, respect and dissent — lessons that take on new life in the studio’s performances. For example, NWTC instructor Shakiah Danielson choreographed a number in response to police violence against AfricanAmericans set to Janelle Monáe’s Hell You Talmbout. The piece, performed by students, won the Audience Award at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, the world’s largest youth film festival.

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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 2018 Festival Scholarship is October 14,  2018. Click here for a scholarship application.