“...thrilling and important work.”

I get the opportunity to work with aspiring tap dancers and shape their perceptions of the form. That in and of itself is thrilling and important work. Education and passion for a life's work are tenants as a human being I believe in deeply. RIFF gives me the opportunity to express myself in action in both of these tenants...RIFF is a microcosm in this area of a phenomenon that is going on in tap dance all over the world. That is really cool!

— Anthony Morigerato

“I can’t wait!”

I just saw the faculty list! It's amazing and I can't wait! So so excited.

— S.B. 2016 festival attendee


“...felt like home...”

Hey there, Malana!  We can't sleep!  We're up talking about the weekend! We wanted to stay - it really felt like home with you, and your crew!  We are also very grateful to have met you, and the wonderful people of RIFF.

— A.K. parent of festival attendee


 
Tap dance comes and goes in the public interest, but behind the scenes, it churns and bubbles and sends out sparks. Every once in a while, those sparks ignite into an entire show. Such was the case on Jan. 14 at the Wyly Theatre, where the Dallas-based Rhythm in Fusion Festival: Tapn2tap unleashed a stunning variety of dance styles. Everything made an appearance from a torrent of sound to a little pitter-patter, from scraping the floor with a foot to parking high on tiptoe, to choreographed ensembles to freewheeling improvised solos.  

— Margaret Putnam, Theater Jones

 
 

FAQ's?

Will lunch be provided?

No.  While RIFF will not offer lunch for participants, the host hotel will offer dining and on the go options for the dancers.  You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.  

Can I bring my own snacks and drinks into the festival?

Yes!  Please pack quick and easy snacks and plenty of water for the event.

What levels and ages can participate?

All levels are of intermediate to advanced age with the exception of the RIFF RAFF level.  While only the RIFF RAFF trac is intended for the beginner tapper, we would love for the beginners to come and enjoy the events such as the concert, the solo showcase, and the cutting contest.

Ages for all of the tracs are for guidelines only but are highly suggested.  Only you the dancer can truly gauge the level of your abilities.  Please don't hesitate to email us with any questions at

riffdallastap@gmail.com.

Where will the classes be held?

The event classes will be held in The Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. 

Is there a host hotel or nearby accomodations? 

Please visit the "HOTEL"  link for more information.

 

What transportation is available?

Taxi's and Uber are your best bet for transportation and several of the hotels provide shuttle service.  There is also the DART rail service as well as a free trolley service.

How do I register?

Please register online.  If you have any questions, please email us at riffdallastap@gmail.com and we will be happy to walk you through the process.

What is a jam session?

This is one of the best parts of the festival!  Students and faculty are invited to participate with a live band for improvisation, sharing, and pure joy!  Bring your tap shoes and be prepared to not want to leave!

What is the Solo Showcase?

The solo showcase is an opportunity for registered students to show off their skills to our faculty and receive instant on the spot feedback.  This is an invaluable experience!  The showcase is also open to duets and trios.  Traditionally costumes are not worn, but anything goes!

How do I get tickets for the concert?

Tickets will go on sale mid November. A link on our website will be provided and it will redirect you to the ticketing website.

 

 

Tap Dancing Takes The Stage In DFW.”

There’s nothing quite like the sound of tap dancers when they take a stage. Always with razor-sharp precision yet smooth as butter, they move with such clarity and authenticity you find yourself listening for an important message in every step and longing for more of what’s being said.

— www.visitdfw.com

“...brings the best of tap dancing...”

RIFF Dallas presents TAPN2TAP, the only tap concert that brings the best of tap dancing to the feet of Dallas...TAPN2TAP will showcase and honor traditions of the past of tap dancing, while giving the audience a taste of what is and what is to come of this great American art.

— dallas.culturemap.com


 

Bringing the best of tap dancing to the feet of Dallas

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