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Tapology Dance Festival for Youth

Flint Institute of Music

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Enriching Lives Through Arts and Culture
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2007–December 31, 2007
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will support the Tapology Dance Festival for Youth to be held in October 2007. The Flint Institute of Music, in collaboration with Creative Expressions Dance Studio, will host the festival on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center. Tapology provides a unique opportunity to expose and train local youth in the art of tap dance while filling an important role within the institute’s ongoing efforts to diversify its programming. The festival draws students from throughout mid-Michigan to receive instruction from visiting artists and seasoned performers to perform in tap competitions. Several hundred students from Flint schools attend dance classes and learn about the history of tap. The weekend event will feature two public performances by the visiting artists at the University of Michigan-Flint theater.