Australian Tap Dance Festival 2019

Omar Edwards
Omar Edwards

Australia’s Top Celebration of Tap is About to Begin

28 Sep – 5 Oct 2019

GIVEAWAYS!! We have 3x tickets to giveaway to the Australian Tap Dance Festival Rhythm Empire Tap Gale on Saturday 5th October in Melbourne. Each ticket winner will also receive a Rhythm Empire Singlet! To enter, please send in your name and mobile number to win@dancelife.com.au along with the reason you would like to win. Entry can also be made by sharing our social media posts about the Australian Tap Dance Festival. Winners drawn at random. Entries close Sept 20. 

The 8th annual Australian Tap Dance Festival will shuffle into Melbourne this Spring, featuring a world class line-up of spectacular tappers on show at Australia’s premiere celebration of Tap.

It is the only festival of its kind in Australasia and offers an action-packed week of tap, choreography, masterclasses, lessons, battles, and seminars for all ages and skill levels. Culminating with a Gala event showcasing the highest caliber of tap talent, the festival runs at the renowned Ministry of Dance, a full accredited dance and training studio founded by acclaimed Australian dancer and choreographer Jason Coleman. The Festival caters for all ages and tap skill levels.

Winston Morrison
Winston Morrison. Image by Keith Persall

This year’s festival faculty features an exceptional line up of accomplished tap dancers including:

▪️ American headliner Omar Edwards ⏤ a 23- year tap veteran who has performed around the world and on Broadway in Bring Da Noise Bring in Da Funk along with appearances at the White House, the Hollywood Bowl, and on Showtime at the Apollo and the Ellen Degeneres television programs.
▪️ Winston Morrison ⏤ founder of Melbourne Tap Dance school and Australian Tap Dance Festival Director
▪️ Thomas Waddleton ⏤ international Australian performer trained under Tap Dogs founder Christopher Horsey
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Bill Simpsonfounder of Red Hot Rhythm performance group and school
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Shane Prestoncurrently commissioned to create the Australian Teachers of Dance – ATOD organisation
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Jack Egan ⏤ The Forge Tap Project
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Eden ReadOpera Australia, The Space Dance & Arts Centre)
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Jessie Cram Rhythm Tap Melbourne
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Darren Disneyoriginal Tap Dog dancer and funder of D3 Darren Disney Dance studio
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Gary Stocks ⏤ former coryphée Australian Ballet)
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Tania Chodasewicz Capitol Performance Studio Sydney
▪️ Emma Wickham ⏤ creator of Footnotes tap troupe

Each carefully selected faculty member will also be offering limited teaching residencies as well as performances for audiences.

Australian Tap Dance Festival 2018
Australian Tap Dance Festival 2018

Australian Tap Dance Festival

28 September – 5 October 2019
Ministry of Dance, 64 Sutton St, North Melbourne
Bookings & Details: www.australiantapdancefestival.com.au/

 

 

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