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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 Chester Whitmore 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.

2013 Tapology Concert

Date: 7 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2012
Location: The Whiting
Ticket Prices: $15, limited orchestra seating is available
Group, Student & Senior discounts available

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2013 Tap Competition Guidelines

All Student Dance Competition

The Tap Competition will be held Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

This Competition is open to all students that have registered for the festival.

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2013 Summer Tap Intensive

Summer Tap Intensive 2012 was a great success!
Thank you to all who participated.

Dates: August 26 - 30, 2013
Location: Flint Institute of Music

Tapology offers one week of concentrated training for serious students of tap dance. Successful attendees will audition for places in the TAPOLOGY YOUTH ENSEMBLE, to perform in the October 2013 Tapology Concert.

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Welcome to Tap•ol•o•gy 

Tapology Dance

The 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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2013 Living Legend

The 2013 Tapology Living Legend is Chester Whitmore. A dancer, composer, comedian, actor, choreographer, stuntman and bandleader, Whitmore combines his talents to create surprising performances. He has taught at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and lectured at the renowned Smithsonian Institute, among others.

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. Click here for a scholarship application.