La Tap Festival

La Tap Festival The Annual LA Tap Festival founded by Debbie Allen and Jason Samuels Smith in 2002. Celebrating the original African American art form of Tap Dance by bringing you special programming directed by Jason Samuels Smith along with co-director Emilie Koeing.

Let’s Go LA! If you can’t make it in person, sign up for the Livestream!
05/25/2021

Let’s Go LA! If you can’t make it in person, sign up for the Livestream!

This just in! A very limited number of pods for our upcoming #DanceAtDusk performances of The Super Villainz have just been released - don't miss your opportunity to see three of the world's most influential tap dancers as live performances return to The Music Center!
https://bit.ly/2S7urZU

Uprooted Film
12/22/2020

Uprooted Film

Happy Birthday George Faison! Love Team Uprooted ~ Cast of Experts ~ Birthday Wishes 🤩✨❤️ ~ 📸 by @dagphotog #castofexperts #uprooted #documentary #awardwinner #georgefaison #faisonfirehouse #jazzdance #birthdayboy ❤️✨

10/05/2020
Maurice Hines Movie

Maurice Hines Movie

Attention Dancers — documentary screening and dance events news.

Maurice Hines Movie is honored to be featured in The San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2020. + PLUS + a bonus video created especially for the festival by Jason Samuels Smith too!

Tickets on sale now San Francisco Dance Film Festival | www.sfdancefilmfest.org
https://www.sfdancefilmfest.org/film/maurice-hines-bring-them-back/

About the festival:
SFDFF is a multi-day international event showcasing the best in dance film from around the world and will be presented on Marquee TV. In its 11th year, SFDFF has become one of the most respected and influential dance film festivals.

BONUS PROGRAM! -- “Clips, Conversation and Tap" presented by Jason Samuels Smith .
Join acclaimed hoofer Jason Samuels Smith for an exclusive look at extended dance clips from the award-winning documentary, Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back. The clips highlight the exhilarating Hines Brothers tap duo and Jason invites viewers to learn a tap step or two inspired by their Henry LeTang-honed legacy. (Co-Presented by Divine Rhythm Productions / Tap Family Reunion )

#tap #dance #mauricehines #gregoryhines #danceclass #demo #hoofer Debbie Allen Dance Academy Debbie Allen Tracy Hopkins John Carluccio Charles Randolph-Wright

08/14/2020
Jacob's Pillow

Jacob's Pillow

Three of the world’s most influential ambassadors of tap, Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith come together alongside the one and only Camile A. Brown for And Still You Must Swing.

Don’t miss out! RSVP today >> https://bit.ly/virtualfestivalswing

Video by Nel Shelby Productions.

Iluminarte Arts Academy
08/08/2020

Iluminarte Arts Academy

Compartimos la alegría de nuestras estudiantes Nicole Vizcaíno, Brenda Muñoz, Irene Murillo, Mónica Mora, María Andrea Vargas e Isabella Rodrgíguez por haber obtenido una beca 100% para el LA Tap Fest La Tap Festival 👏👏

¡Estamos muy orgullosos de ustedes chicas, a aprender y disfrutar al máximo! 😁

Moving Forward by Looking Back: A Week at the L.A. Tap Festival Online
08/07/2020
Moving Forward by Looking Back: A Week at the L.A. Tap Festival Online

Moving Forward by Looking Back: A Week at the L.A. Tap Festival Online

I turned to tap at the outset of the European lockdown as a meaningful escape from the anxiety of the pandemic. As a dance historian specialized in dance film, I've seen my fair share of tap on screen, but my own training remains elementary. While sheltering in place, my old hardwood floors beckoned...

08/05/2020
Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen

Good Morning, Global Family! 🌎 La Tap Festival Director, Jason Samuels Smith will be taking over my Instagram Live dance class today at 1pm PST / 4pm EST. Get ready to tap it out with the Prince of Tap! HOLLA ✨💋

Kicking off TOMORROW! The 18th Annual LA Tap Fest goes Digital with on demand content And daily live events. Look for yo...
07/26/2020

Kicking off TOMORROW! The 18th Annual LA Tap Fest goes Digital with on demand content And daily live events. Look for your welcome email Monday morning and check in for the official welcome jam kicking off at 10am PST/ 1PM EST

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We have some AMAZING events coming your way next week!!! Single events tickets are available NOW at www.thelatapfest.com/events !! Limited availability, so be sure to get your tix today!!! #latapfest #tapdance #tap #tapdancing #tapdancer #history #herstory #blackowned #legacy #quarantineshuffle LINK IN BIO

Jason Samuels Smith
07/24/2020

Jason Samuels Smith

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It’s a TWO post kind of day!!! Many of you have inquired about how to sponsor a dancer for this year’s 18th Annual *Digital* LA Tap Fest...Well, here’s the answer!! Email us today if you would like to SPONSOR a scholarship or if you are a DANCER who wants to come but needs one!!! #scholarship #latapfest #thegiftoftapdance #tapdance #tap #tapdancer #tapdancing #quarantineshuffle #sponsortheshuffle

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07/20/2020

La Tap Festival's cover photo

La Tap Festival
07/20/2020

La Tap Festival

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