[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Philadelphia's 4th Annual National Tap Dance Day Celebration Comes To Brewerytown this Saturday

Pamela Hetherington pamelamh4 at gmail.com
Wed May 22 19:41:44 EDT 2019


The Philadelphia Community Tap Project, a service organization that
presents free and low-cost tap dance education, practice and performance
opportunities in the Philadelphia area, will present its 4th Annual
National Tap Dance Day Celebration on Saturday, May 25, on the corner of
West College and West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown.

The free street festival celebration will feature an open dance stage
provided by BalletX, a live jazz band, and opportunities for passers-by to
tap dance all afternoon long. As in previous years, the festival will
follow an 'open mic' format. All are invited bring their shoes and perform
on the stage. Studios, recreation centers, individual performers, from
amateur to professional, are all welcome. Open to all ages from 2-102!

The 4th annual celebration is sponsored by MMPartners, LLC, Novak's
Brewerytown and a generous anonymous gift from a charitable organization.


*Philadelphia's 4th Annual Celebration of National Tap Dance Day*

Saturday, May 25

2-5 pm

The Corner of West College Avenue and West Girard Avenue

(2511 West Girard Avenue)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

FREE


*ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY TAP PROJECT*

The Philadelphia Community Tap Project is a service organization that
presents free and low-cost tap dance education, practice and performance
opportunities in the Philadelphia area. Throughout the year, the PCTP
executes three main programming streams: 1) education classes for adults,
culminating in performance opportunities; 2) scholarships and performance
opportunities for youths, and; 3) an annual city-wide outdoor celebration
for National Tap Dance Day, which occurs on May 25 every year.

In May 2016, The Philadelphia Community Project joined other cities around
the world by presenting a National Tap Dance Day Celebration, a tradition
that was initiated and brought to great success years prior by Beverly
Rolfsmeyer, Peggy Leiby and others through the Philadelphia Tap
Alliance. The National Tap Dance Day celebrations of the 1990s put
Philadelphia on the map, and it was the sincere goal of the PCTP to pick up
the tradition where it left off. The 2017 celebration received national
coverage in Dance Teacher Magazine
<http://www.phillytapproject.com/blog/2017/5/2/the-pctp-is-featured-in-the-may-issue-of-dance-teacher-magazine>.
May 2019 brings the celebration to Brewerytown, where we hope to install it
for years to come.


*LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION*


The Philadelphia Community Tap Project: http://www.phillytapproject.com

Sound Space Performing Arts (rain location): http://www.soundspacephilly.net


Parking information: Street parking is free. Parking on Girard Avenue is
metered from 10 am - 6 pm.
-- 
*Pamela Hetherington <http://www.pamelahetherington.net>*
Artistic Director, Take It Away Dance <http://www.takeitawaydance.com>
Owner, Sound Space <http://www.soundspacephilly.net>
Executive Director, The Philadelphia Community Tap Project
<http://www.phillytapproject.com>
2511 West Girard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130



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