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The DC Tap Festival, presented by the Chloé and Maud Foundation, is the largest tap festival in the world! This annual event offers master dance classes, a filmmaking workshop, panel discussions, dance battles, jam sessions and entrepreneurship courses. 

Our mission is to inspire and unite tap dancers and dance lovers from around the world, and together, heighten the global respect and appreciation for the rich American art form of tap dance. We welcome all people, regardless of economic status, age, gender, artistic or cultural background. The DC Tap Fest is a haven for the creative and artistic process, and fosters the growth of the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs and world changers.

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THERE'S STILL TIME TO JOIN US FOR 2023!

PRICING - WHAT'S INCLUDED?

I LOVE TAP PACKAGE

(INT, INT/ADV, or ADV LEVEL)

COST: $475

(YOU SAVE $385!)

INCLUDES: 

  • FREE DC Tap Fest T-Shirt

  • Registration Fee

  • Access to Unlimited Master Classes in One Specific Level

  • Festival Video Shoot

  • Student Showcase Participant Fee - only one solo and one group performance permitted.

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Jam Party (Dinner Included!)

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Student Showcase/Cutting Contest

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Closing Party

  • Access to Faculty Panel Discussion, History Classes, Sisterhood/ Brotherhood Classes, and Open Level Classes.

All-Star Concert tickets and Choreo Residencies are sold separately.

Deadline to claim free festival t-shirt:

May 7, 2023

YOUTH BEGINNER

PACKAGE

COST: $370

(YOU SAVE $260!)

INCLUDES: 

  • FREE DC Tap Fest T-Shirt

  • Registration Fee

  • Access to over 10 Master Classes

  • Festival Video Shoot

  • Student Showcase Participant Fee - only one solo and one group performance permitted.

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Jam Party (Dinner Included!)

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Student Showcase/Cutting Contest

  • 1 Student EntryTicket to Closing Party

  • Access to Faculty Panel Discussion, History Classes, Sisterhood/ Brotherhood Classes, and Open Level Classes.

All-Star Concert tickets and Choreo Residencies are sold separately.

Deadline to claim free festival t-shirt:

May 7, 2023

ADULT BEGINNER

PACKAGE

COST: $370

(YOU SAVE $225!)

INCLUDES: 

  • FREE DC Tap Fest T-Shirt

  • Registration Fee

  • Access to over 10 Master Classes

  • Festival Video Shoot

  • Student Showcase Participant Fee - only one solo and one group performance permitted.

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Jam Party (Dinner Included!)

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Student Showcase/Cutting Contest

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Closing Party

  • Access to Faculty Panel Discussion, History Classes, Sisterhood/ Brotherhood Classes, and Open Level Classes.

For Dancers ages 16 and older

All-Star Concert tickets and Choreo Residencies are sold separately.

Deadline to claim free festival t-shirt:

May 7, 2023

TEACHER PROGRAM

COST: $330

INCLUDES: 

  • FREE DC Tap Fest T-Shirt

  • Registration Fee

  • Teacher Program Tuition

  • Student Showcase Participant Fee - only one solo and one group performance permitted.

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Jam Party (Dinner Included!)

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Student Showcase/Cutting Contest

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Closing Party

  • Access to Faculty Panel Discussion, History Classes, Sisterhood/ Brotherhood Classes, and Open Level Classes.

3 Day Residency for Tap Teachers

with Karida Griffith

All-Star Concert tickets and Choreo Residencies are sold separately.

Deadline to claim free festival t-shirt:

May 7, 2023

ADULT PROGRAM

COST: $245

INCLUDES: 

  • FREE DC Tap Fest T-Shirt

  • Registration Fee

  • Adult Program Tuition

  • Student Showcase Participant Fee - only one solo and one group performance permitted.

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Jam Party (Dinner Included!)

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Student Showcase/Cutting Contest

  • 1 Student Entry Ticket to Closing Party

  • Access to Faculty Panel Discussion, History Classes, Sisterhood/ Brotherhood Classes, and Open Level Classes.

3 Day Residency for Int/Adv to Adv Dancers ages 16 and older

All-Star Concert tickets and Choreo Residencies are sold separately.

Deadline to claim free festival t-shirt:

May 7, 2023

A LA CARTE PRICES

Registration Fee: $30

Festival T-Shirt: $30

Master Classes

50 Minute Class: $35

60 Minute Class: $35

80 Minute Class: $50

Afro Funk: $35

Hip Hop: $35

Sync Babies Class: $35 

History Class: $20

Faculty Panel Discussion: $20

Event Entry Tickets

Student Showcase & Cutting Contest: $30

Jam Party: $30

Closing Party: $30

Student Showcase Participation Fee: $50

THERE'S STILL TIME TO JOIN US FOR 2023!

MAIN FESTIVAL WEEKEND
MAY 26-29

REGISTER ON-SITE AT THE FESTIVAL!!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT LEVEL DO I REGISTER FOR?

These are suggestions of what level might be most appropriate for you or your dancer coming to ...

ARE CONCERT TICKETS INCLUDED IN PACKAGE DEALS?

No, they are not. Concert tickets are sold separately.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BE IN THE VIDEO SHOOT?

Video shoot dancers MUST learn choreography in their chosen level before the day of the video ...

WHAT IS THE STUDENT SHOWCASE AND CUTTING CONTEST?

Student Showcase: Students are given the opportunity to showcase their talents. Max 1 ...

WHAT IS THE TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP?

The teacher training workshop is a three day program led by acclaimed educator Karida ...

WHAT IS THE MUSIC PRODUCTION CLASS?

For students who are interested in Music Production, beatmaking & Songwriting. Tap Dancer/Lyricist...

LOCATIONS:

Click to see all locations!

WHAT DO THE I LOVE TAP PACKAGES INCLUDE?

I LOVE TAP! Packages include unlimited classes in your chosen level. (Adv, Int/Adv, Int, or Beginner) ...

HOW DO I BUY A TICKET TO THE ALL STAR CONCERT?

Tickets will be on sale soon. Please stay tuned!

DO CHOREOGRAPHY RESIDENCY STUDENTS PERFORM IN THE CONCERT?

Yes! They will perform in the concert. Each teacher will let students know what they will wear ...

WHAT IS SISTERHOOD/BROTHERHOOD?

Sisterhood/Brotherhood Classes are an opportunity to build self-esteem, set dreams and goals, ...

WHAT IS THE ADULT PROGRAM/ADULT BEGINNER CLASSES?

These are classes for students 16+ where dancers have the opportunity to discuss, collaborate, and ...

WHAT IS MALIK'S WAE?

Malik Dope Drummer is an incredible drummer from DC! He teaches a hands-on drum class with practice...

POLICIES AND INSTRUCTIONS

Click to read all policies and instructions!

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS!

If you have any questions regarding registration, email: registrar@dctapfest.com.
All other questions can be directed to dctapfest@gmail.com.

DCTF SCHEDULE

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SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
PLEASE REFER TO WEBSITE FOR MOST UP TO DATE INFO.

2023 FACULTY