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Australian Tap Dance Festival 2023

Posted by Team APATA | Mar 23, 2023

The 2023 Australian Tap Dance Festival will tour to Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart before the big finale in Melbourne, September 23-30, 2023.

The ATDF is one of the most anticipated events in the world of tap dance, bringing together dancers of all ages and skill levels for a week of workshops, masterclasses, and performances.

Australian Tap Dance Festival 2022 class. Image by Claire Sheek

The festival has been held annually for over a decade, and is known for its incredible line-up of instructors, who are some of the most talented and experienced tap dancers in the industry.

It is also the only festival of its kind in Australasia!

Festival Director Winston Morrison says, “The festival was started to further enhance the development of tap dance in Australia by presenting to dancers the opportunity to learn from, build relationships with and be seen by passionate tap teachers from Australia wide and abroad. The invaluable experiences from the classes, performances, special tap events and celebrations were inspired by the best parts from festivals we had experienced overseas. The results have been incredible over the last 8 years creating a tap community known by the world with many participants evolving to become high level tap dancers and leaders themselves.”

World-renowned tap dancer, producer and Emmy award nominated choreographer, Anthony Morigerato, has been announced as the international headliner.

Registration for the Melbourne Festival Experience is now open:  www.australiantapdancefestival.com.au

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