Registration is open for classes and workshops which encompass all levels from beginner to advanced. Costs for festival activities vary. Call 314-531-TAPS (8277) or visit www.tapheritage.org (http://www.tapheritage.org)
The show features tap stars of movies, Broadway and television in a sophisticated mix of favorite artists and new faces, old masters and rising stars, in tap dance styles from polished jazz to hard-edged hip-hop. Known and loved throughout the world, this week-long event educates, promotes and celebrates the American art form of tap dance.
Masters of dance scheduled to appear include Founder and St. Louis native Robert L. Reed, Emmy Award-winning choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, tap sensation and author Karen Callaway Williams, international entertainers Avi Miller and Ofer Ben, Reed’s protégé Logan Miller, Lisa LaTouche, Broadway-TV-
Founded in 1992 by Professor Reed as part of the Robert L. Reed Tape Heritage Institute, internationally known master of flash and acrobatic tap, the St. Louis Tap Festival is the only regional event that preserves the great legacy of tap dance by bringing veteran masters of tap to St. Louis while showcasing the best of today’s talent. For more information, visit www.tapheritage.org.
The Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Institute Incorporated is a not-for profit 501c(3) organization. Their mission is to promote an interest in and develop an appreciation for tap dance as an indigenous American art form, by teaching its history through master tap performances, panel discussions, lectures, workshops and by the encouragement and support of professional tap companies from around the world. This mission includes sharing our joy and appreciation of the art form with all, regardless of age, gender or race.