The Festival

Melbourne

Sep 23 - 30 2023

About the ATDF

Welcome to the Australian Tap Dance Festival (ATDF), the premier event dedicated to celebrating the art of tap dance in all its rhythmic glory. Our festival brings together tap enthusiasts, aspiring dancers, seasoned professionals, and the wider community to learn, share, connect, and experience the infectious energy of tap.

At ATDF, we believe in the power of tap dance to inspire, uplift, and unite people from all walks of life. Our mission is to provide a platform that nurtures, showcases, and promotes the rich tapestry of tap dance talent in Australia and beyond.

The festival features an exceptional faculty comprising the country’s top tap dancers, renowned for their artistry, technique, and innovation. Through masterclasses, residencies, workshops, and special events, participants of all ages and skill levels have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, refine their skills, and delve into the intricacies of this captivating art form.

But the Australian Tap Dance Festival is more than just a series of classes. It’s a vibrant community where friendships are forged, connections are made, and the love for tap dance is shared. We foster an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages collaboration, creativity, and personal growth.

From thrilling performances and captivating showcases to engaging panel discussions and interactive events, our festival offers a diverse range of experiences for both performers and tap enthusiasts. Whether you’re a beginner taking your first steps or a seasoned professional looking to push boundaries, there is something for everyone at the Australian Tap Dance Festival.

Join us as we celebrate the timeless rhythms, the rich history, and the boundless possibilities of tap dance. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired, energized, and connected to the vibrant tap dance community.

Come and be a part of the Australian Tap Dance Festival. Let’s make music with our feet and dance our hearts out together!

About the ATDF

Welcome to the Australian Tap Dance Festival (ATDF), the premier event dedicated to celebrating the art of tap dance in all its rhythmic glory. Our festival brings together tap enthusiasts, aspiring dancers, seasoned professionals, and the wider community to learn, share, connect, and experience the infectious energy of tap.

At ATDF, we believe in the power of tap dance to inspire, uplift, and unite people from all walks of life. Our mission is to provide a platform that nurtures, showcases, and promotes the rich tapestry of tap dance talent in Australia and beyond.

The festival features an exceptional faculty comprising the country’s top tap dancers, renowned for their artistry, technique, and innovation. Through masterclasses, residencies, workshops, and special events, participants of all ages and skill levels have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, refine their skills, and delve into the intricacies of this captivating art form.

But the Australian Tap Dance Festival is more than just a series of classes. It’s a vibrant community where friendships are forged, connections are made, and the love for tap dance is shared. We foster an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages collaboration, creativity, and personal growth.

From thrilling performances and captivating showcases to engaging panel discussions and interactive events, our festival offers a diverse range of experiences for both performers and tap enthusiasts. Whether you’re a beginner taking your first steps or a seasoned professional looking to push boundaries, there is something for everyone at the Australian Tap Dance Festival.

Join us as we celebrate the timeless rhythms, the rich history, and the boundless possibilities of tap dance. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired, energized, and connected to the vibrant tap dance community.

Come and be a part of the Australian Tap Dance Festival. Let’s make music with our feet and dance our hearts out together!

FAQs

What are Masterclasses?

In masterclasses you will learn from our selected tap masters on the faculty who will share with you tap warmups, techniques, new steps and combinations and their approach to the dance which is quite diverse across the faculty. Each masterclass is totally separate from each other, and all run for a jam-packed 90 minutes each! 

How do I know what level to register for?

If this is your first festival experience and you are unsure which level to register for, please contact the organisers and they can assist. Please note the level of classes at the festival are higher than regular studio dance classes you may take. We do encourage you to challenge yourself to get the most benefit from the experience. 

What if one of my classes are cancelled?

If cancellation or change of teacher occurs, you will be notified and have the option of booking an alternative class or obtaining a refund.

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds, except if the organiser cancels or changes your class. You can transfer your tickets to another person.

What is a Residency?

A residency is a 90 minute class each day for 5 consecutive days with the same teacher, where you work on techniques and a routine, building on it each day. At the end of the 5 days you have the opportunity to perform the piece you’ve learnt alongside the faculty and in front of an audience. It’s an opportunity to create a stronger bond with your teacher and connections with fellow students. It’s a memorable and unique festival experience that stays with you for a long time! 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The event is an all ages event and there are no restrictions on any of the scheduled events – Everyone welcome! We’ve have participants from 6 – 90 years of age, there are no limits!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No you do not required a printed ticket, you can download the Humanitix app to store your tickets electronically. You will receive instructions on this with your ticket that is sent once purchased.

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