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Tapology Tap Dance Festival for Youth

Flint Institute of Music

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Enriching Lives Through Arts and Culture
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2015–December 31, 2015
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will provide partial support to the annual Tapology Tap Dance Festival for Youth, a collaborative effort between the Flint Institute of Music and Tapology, Inc., to preserve the heritage of tap dance as an American art form. The four-day festival, in partnership with the Flint Community Schools and Flint Cultural Center institutions, introduces local students to the art and history of tap. It also brings in professional artists to provide instruction for beginners, as well as more advanced workshops for experienced young dancers. The festival culminates with a tap competition followed by a public concert where the competition winners perform along with professional dancers on stage at The Whiting.