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san francisco 
tap festival

APRIL 13TH & 14TH, 2024

REGISTER TODAY!

Faculty

2024 FACULTY

sarah reich 
sam weber

Leo Manzari 
lOREE KENAGY

JESSIE SAWYERS
mELISSA TANnÚs
Leah silva
Johnnie hobbs

About Us
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About us

The San Francisco Tap Festival is a weekend-long event that holds classes with world-renowned professional tap dancers, history lessons, a jam session, a cutting contest as well as the "Shufflin' The Fog Away" concert featuring our all-star faculty and talented students accompanied by live music.

 

Produced by Melissa Tannús, Brazilian tap dancer seen on So You Think You Can Dance, the festival's goal is to create an inclusive space for the local tap community to connect, learn, inspire, dance and most importantly, have fun while celebrating this wonderful American art form. The San Fran Tap Fest welcomes everyone: professionals and advanced tap dancers who are looking to be challenged, beginning tap dancers who are just starting their journey, adults who are passionate about tap dancing and even tap enthusiasts who are just looking to watch an incredible show. 

Let's shuffle the fog away! 

Schedule

2024 Schedule Overview

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*Schedule is subject to change*

Registration

Register now!

To register, please fill out the registration form below (every participant must fill out the form).

 

After submitting your registration form, purchase a class package below. Your registration will not be complete until we receive payment.

If you have a discount code, please let us know when you received it from on the form and don't forget to add the code at checkout.

Registration Form

Thanks for registering to the San Francisco Tap Festival!Don't forget to purchase your class package below to complete your registration.

* No returns or refunds, all sales are final *

CHOOSE YOUR CLASS PACKAGE:

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adjudicated
STUDENT SHOWCASe

saturday, april 13TH, 2024 AT 7:30PM

DANCE MISSION THEATER

We are thrilled to announce that this year's student showcase on Saturday will be adjudicated by our stellar faculty. It's an incredible opportunity to perform your solo, duo, trio or group routine and get detailed feedback from professionals who not only understand and appreciate tap dance, but are always in search of new talent. We will also be giving scholarships for dancers that stand out, so don't miss the chance to get noticed! We are not accepting additional submissions at this time. 

Join us to witness our talented students shine as they showcase their solos, duets, trios and group numbers and get valuable feedback from our faculty!

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all-star concert

Shufflin' the fog away

sunday, april 14TH, 2023 AT 7:30PM

DANCE MISSION THEATER

If you love dancing and live music, you can't miss our epic full-length concert happening on Sunday! Our faculty, featuring some of the best tap dancers in the world, will be bringing the heat alongside a live band. We are also honored to feature very special guests like the local dance company La Mezcla, and talented young dancers from ReVerb Tap Company and TapIN Dance Ensemble. Trust us, this show is too awesome to miss! We sold-out last year, so make sure to save your seats as soon as possible!

WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT! 

Additional tickets may be released on the next couple of days. 

Please email us the number of tickets desired to join our waitlist. 

* Tickets will be available for pickup at the festival's registration table *

LOCATION

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Address

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th St

San Francisco, CA 94110,

Contact

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getting around

Public transportation is the best way to get to the festival. Dance Mission Theater is directly across from the 24th Street BART station and is it also accessible by MUNI lines 14, 49, 48, 12 and 67.

If you are driving to the festival, please note that the closest parking lot is a few blocks away on 21st and Bartlett, but there is street parking nearby. If you park on the street, avoid leaving belongings in the car, since break-ins are common in San Francisco.

FREQUENTLY ASKED qUESTIONS

WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I REGISTER FOR? 

Advanced Beginner: Tailored for those new to tap dance with 0-3 years of experience, this class provides a slower pace with ample time for step explanations and breakdowns. Beneficial for both adults seeking a comfortable workshop experience and children under 12, it accommodates varying learning needs while ensuring an enjoyable tap dance journey. Please note, this level is not suitable for absolute beginners. 

Intermediate: This class is tailored for those who have been tap dancing for 3-4 years and are comfortable with the basic steps and producing clear sounds, but are not yet ready for a faster pace. Participants should be adept at learning challenging choreography that may include turns and jumps. 

Advanced: These classes are our most dynamic and rapid-paced. They are ideally suited for students with over 5 years of experience who possess agility, quick choreography absorption, and confidence in improvisation. This level maintains a brisk tempo with minimal step breakdowns, focusing on challenging rhythms and combinations.

Adult/Teacher: Geared towards dancers aged 18 and above, this class provides a unique opportunity for collaboration and learning under the guidance of experienced instructors. Participants will explore tap exercises, rudiments and combinations in a supportive environment. Whether you're a passionate tap enthusiast or a seasoned instructor, you'll gain valuable insights into movement and technique, along with ample material for continued practice. This level is especially well-suited for tap dance educators seeking a more laid-back alternative to the fast-paced Advanced level. 

Are parents, friends or enthusiasts allowed to watch classes?

Unfortunately, due to high number of registrants and the limited space in the studios, observers will not be allowed to watch classes anymore.

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