The Tap Project Tour
The Tap Project Tour travels professional choreographers and tap dancers around Australia to provide workshops in city and regional areas. The tour offers the advancement of skills, access to the most high level of choreography, a fun experience and a connection to a like-minded community of dancers. This is offered to dance students but also to adults who want to try out a single class for the day. Reaching regional areas and zones in which a high level of tap is hard to access is at the heart of The Tap Project Tour.
We are back these holidays with a nationwide tour! The mentors will be different depending on the city with Jack and Thomas Egan spearheading many of the venues. Workshops will be for ages 9-17 with Adult classes available after the main event in only some locations. Students will be split into groups based on level and they will take classes individually and together. The day will conclude with a performance by the students and from the mentors! These workshops are designed for students who have done the basics of tap and wish to progress their skills but also for students that are very advanced who wish to be inspired and challenged.
As always there will be an emphasis on learning from Australian leaders in the art form of tap with a focus on musicality, technique, and appreciation for the culture and history.
The Tap Project is a tap dance initiative that creates projects for students. One of the projects consists of a youth ensemble of 20 dancers from Sydney and 20 from Melbourne that creates shows, train, and perform under the direction of Thomas J Egan and Jack Egan. The Tap Project’s goal is to educate, inspire, and grow tap in Australia.
Thomas J Egan
Thomas Egan is a choreographer and tap dancer from Sydney, Australia. He is a Co-creator of The Tap Pack which has toured to the USA, The West End, The Opera House, Beijing, and Berlin. He is the founder of the newly
formed Australian Tap Dance Company and director of The Tap Project Australia. You could have also seen him in Tap Dogs, Fame The Musical, Singing In The Rain, Back up dancing for Kylie Minogue, Tim-Omatic, and the movie The Great Gatsby.
Jack has been paving the way for professional-level development in Australia. He has achieved World Champion choreography for the IDO World Championships in Germany representing Australia. He has been a part
of tap groups such as The Tap Pack, Three Feet Of Beat, and One Big Blur performing internationally to audiences. He is also an accredited judge for the IDO.