"Tap it Out" Coming to Times Square

In 2012, "Tap it Out" was held at the World Financial Center.

There aren’t many opportunities to see 300 feet tapping in sync—unless you own Happy Feet on DVD. But this weekend, “Tap it Out” will give New Yorkers a show to remember. The performance will conclude the American Tap Dance Foundation’s week-long Tap City festival, which has hosted jams, master classes and performances in the area, as well as the 2013 Tap City Awards.

On Saturday, July 13, 150 tap students of all ages from all over the world will converge on Times Square, the perfect place to reflect the ensemble’s diversity. Dancers will perform choreography at noon, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. ATDF artistic director Tony Waag, who has been dubbed the “mayor of Tap City,” staged the event as a free a cappella extravaganza for NYC’s public. It may be hard to raise the roof at this outdoor venue, but the metallic symphony of riffs and rhythms is sure to be a hit.

Photo by Sara Krulwich

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