JASON SAMUELS SMITH, DEBBIE ALLEN, CATHIE NICHOLAS, DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS, DERICK GRANT, DIANNE WALKER, ARTHUR DUNCAN, CHESTER WHITMORE, JOSEPH WIGGAN, CHANTEL HEATH, CHRIS SCOTT, SUE SAMUELS, IVERY WHEELER, TRE DUMAS, TONY MERRIWEATHER, ASHA GRIFFITH, CHRIS BROUGHTON, BJON CARTER-BURNELL, JASON RODGERS & MORE!
WITH CASH PRIZES
ALL STAR CONCERT
LA TAP FEST
is a week long intensive for dancers ages 7 and up with over 120 classes available, including Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, Kathak (classical Indian dance), Lindy Hop, daily History lessons, panel discussions, opening night Tap Jam, “Cutting” Contest (winner receives a pair of the Jason Samuels Smith Tap Shoes!), and a student showcase. The event culminates with an “All Star Tap Concert” featuring all the participants of the festival.
directed by Emmy Award Winner Jason Samuels Smith, and co-directed by Cathie Nicholas, the granddaughter of Fayard Nicholas of the legendary Nicholas Brothers, offers a world renowned faculty including dance masters Debbie Allen, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, 4th Generation Stepbrother Ivery Wheeler, Dianne Walker, Jared Grimes, and many more!