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Tap Competition

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 8:30 p.m
All-student dance competition for two $500 awards.

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2015 Visiting School Days

Thursday, October 22, & Friday, October 23 2015

Location: Flint Cultural Center

Each Fall, Tapology kicks off Festival Weekend with excitement! Giving Flint's youth an education in the Science of Dance and the Art of Rhythm.

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Festival Registration

The Tapology Festival offers a jam packed schedule of tap dance activities over a three day weekend. This dance festival is distinctive in that it offers events for Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Senior students.

The tap dancers weekend begins with workshops on Friday evening, honors Living Legend Geri Allen at Saturday afternoon’s Honoree Luncheon, hosts the Tap Competition with $1500 in prizes on Saturday night and the Tapology Concert on Sunday evening at 7 PM. Rules for the Tap Competition can be found here. To register for Festival, click here.

Welcome to Tap•ol•o•gy 

Tapology DanceThe name Tapology has become synonymous with quality workshops, historical education and concert performances since the first Tapology festival in 2001. Based in Flint, Michigan, Tapology has become known nationwide as the dance instruction event where everyone is welcome – from beginners to seniors, and everyone in between.

Instructors teach on all levels, giving every dance participant an even chance at professional development. Employing an even mix of dance legends and contemporary rising stars, the Tapology festival provides excellent training and inspiration for those who love to dance and to tap, in particular.

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2014 Living Legend

Geri AllenThe 2014 Tapology Living Legend is Geri Allen, an internationally known composer and pianist. Since 1982, she has recorded, performed or collaborated with a diverse and wide repertoire of artists. She is a Detroit native and a graduate of Cass Technical High School, Detroit's magnet school for music. Professor Allen came to The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance after teaching at The New England Conservatory of Music and The New School in New York City.

Tapology’s Living Legends award recognizes the contributions and milestones of tap dancers who have made history and continue to live the example of a courageous life for 21st century youths. Tapology Living Legends and instructors perform during the Tapology concert.

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Tapology Scholars

Here at Tapology, we know the power of dance: The power to move, to transform and to help our youths be the best they can be. It is our hope to extend that opportunity to as many dancers as we can.

The Tapology Tap Festival offers scholarship opportunities to help young dancers attend Tapology. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline of consideration for a 2014 Festival Scholarship is September 15,  2014. Click here for a scholarship application.