DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS
THE ALL VIRTUAL 19th ANNUAL L.A. TAP FEST!

JULY 26th – AUGUST 2nd, 2021

7 days of 24/7 online access
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July 26th – August 2nd, 2021
We have updated our festival to reflect the current social distancing regulations which means you get to attend virtually and dance with us at home!
7 days of 24/7 online access to:
  • 12 Tap master classes 
  • 3 choreography courses
  • 8 Elective courses
  • Elder’s Forum Panel Discussion 
  • Student Showcase
  • Faculty Panel Discussion
  • And featuring the first ever Virtual Cutting Contest!
12 Master Classes by:
  • Jason Samuels Smith (Director)
  • Ivery Wheeler
  • Dormeshia
  • Derick Grant
  • Baakari Wilder
  • Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley
  • Christopher A. Scott
  • Chantel Heath
  • Tony Merriwether
  • B’Jon Carter
  • George Patterson
  • Amanda Castro
6 ELECTIVE COURSES:
  • Nicolea Pettis   Samba
  • Sean McLeod – Musical Theater
  • Titus Fotso – African
  • Rocky Smith – Hip Hop
  • Rina Mehta – Kathak
  • Sue Samuels – Warm-Up

3 CHOREOGRAPHY COURSES:

  • Ivery Wheeler
  • Baakari Wilder
  • Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley
     
     

LA TAP FEST

Directed by Jason Samuels Smith and Co-Directed by Emilie Koenig, The LA Tap Fest is a 7-day intensive offering world renowned faculty teaching tap master classes for dancers ages 7 and up. Classes available include Hip-Hop, African, Kathak (classical Indian dance), Lindy Hop, daily History lessons, opening Tap Jam, “Cutting” Contest (winner receives a pair of the Jason Samuels Smith Tap Shoes!), and a student showcase. 
12 Master Classes

45 min. each

3 Choreography courses 

3 classes @30-45 min. each = 1 course

6 Elective courses

30 min. each

3 Choreography courses

30 min. each

Elder’s Forum Panel Discussion 
Moderated by: Jason Samuels Smith
 

Changing the way we dance together!

3 Choreography courses by:

  • Ivery Wheeler

  • Baakari Wilder

  • Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley

Choose Your Package

3 ways to attend the LA Tap Fest from anywhere in the world!
  • LEGACY
  • $50

  • Elder's Forum Discussions
  • Cutting Contest viewing
  • Student Showcase viewing
  • 1 Intermediate Choreography Course
  • REGISTER
  • QUARANTINE SHUFFLE
  • $75

  • Elder's Forum Discussions
  • Cutting Contest viewing
  • Student Showcase viewing
  • 1 Intermediate Choreography Course
  • + Access to 6 (Beginning & Intermediate) Master classes
  • Register
  • ALL ACCESS
  • $100

  • Elder's Forum Discussions
  • Cutting Contest viewing
  • Student Showcase viewing
  • All 3 Choreography Courses
  • + Access to ALL master classes, courses, electives & events
  • REGISTER
  • Cutting Contest Participation fee
  • $10

  • Entry into the virtual Cutting Contest
  • A chance to win great prizes!
  • Register
  • Student Showcase Participation fee
  • $10

  • Submit your video and it will be uploaded to the website.
  • All entries accepted
  • top 15 will be chosen by the faculty as part of the 2020 Student Showcase film
  • Register
  • 7 Evening Events
  • $5

    per event
  • MON 7/26: Opening Jam
  • TUES 7/27: The Forum
  • WED 7/28: Cutting Contest
  • THUR 7/29: Faculty Panel Discussion
  • FRI 7/30: Student Showcase
  • SAT 7/31: Concert Flashback
  • SUN 8/1: An Evening with Dr. Arthur Duncan
  • Register
Choreography Courses
Elective Courses
Master Classes
Days of 24/7 Online Access

FAQs


What do I need in order to participate?

All you need is a computer and internet access.
 

Will the classes be live?

All master tap classes, choreography courses, and elective classes are pre-recorded and you will have 24/7 access to them for the full 7 days.  Only (some) evening events will take place live.

Will the teachers see me dance?

Although the faculty will not see you take class with them, we will provide a submission portal for students to send in short videos of what they have learned.  We will release excerpts of some of these clips each day on our @latapfest Instagram account.

How many classes can I do in one day?

That is completely up to you!  Depending on what package you register for, you will have access to those classes for the full 7 days.  Take them all each day if you like!

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For more info call 310.280.9145 or e-mail latapfest@gmail.com

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