August 7-11, 2017
Tapology offers one week of concentrated training for serious students of tap dance who commit to the entire training schedule. Intensive workshops for Advanced, Intermediate & Beginner. Workshops run from 9 am - 6pm, Monday thru Friday. Shoes available for beginners. Lunch provided through a partnership with GCard.
Out of town students may reserve space at local dormitory (details after sign-up).
Oct. 26-30, 2017
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 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.
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!
2017 Living Legends
“The McFadden Brothers” are world-class entertainers whose career spans across many countries and venues. Their unique style and abilities have earned them the label as being a “triple threat,” in that they are both accomplished singers, tap dancers and musicians. Their show encompasses their own unique style of entertainment that only real-life brothers can. Their dancing style has that silken touch. Exhibiting a wide range of steps from soft-shoe to street-corner moonwalking. Their voices complement each other, making their singing style very smooth and enjoyable. Topped off by their effortless-looking, but extremely difficult instrument playing. They have the ability many long for but few obtain.
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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.