Master teachers and tap dance performers can congregate in St. Louis for a week of master workshops, performances, tap jams, panel discussions and more. The Festival’s best event is the public tap dance performance of All That Tap XXII on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Edison Theatre.
Registration is open for classes and workshops that encompass all levels of skill. Costs for festival activities vary. Not only will attendees have access to instruction from their esteemed panel of faculty, but they will be able to show off their skills in a Participants Showcase and join the experts in Tap Jam—a tradition that continues the Hoofer’s Club and street corner challenges.
Masters of dance scheduled to appear include founder and St. Louis native Robert L. Reed, Emmy Award-winning choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, author Karen Callaway Williams, international entertainers Avi Miller and Ofer Ben, Reed’s protégé Logan Miller, Lisa LaTouche, Broadway-TV-movie choreographer Bob Audy, Evan Ruggerio, Maud and Chloe Arnold, and Martin “Tre” Dumas III.