Tap Fest 2024

Tap Fest: Out of Thin Air

Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm
Zipper Hall
Tickets: $30

Enjoy an evening of tap dancing and jazz music celebrating the art of improvisation. Watch as dancers and musicians improvise together and pull rhythm and melody “Out of Thin Air.” The program will feature Colburn’s talented faculty and musicians as well as an array of guest artists including tap legends Sam Weber and Josette Wiggan.

Tap Fest 2024 is generously supported by Aliza and Michael Lesser.

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Dancers
Sam Weber
Josette Wiggan
Melinda Sullivan
Zoe Lesser
Joseph Wiggan
Denise Scheerer
Johnnie Hobbs III

Musicians
Jerry Kalaf, Drums and Music Director
Liz Kinnon, Piano
Domenic Genova, Bass
Gary Solt, Guitar

Denise Scheerer, Tap Chair and Producer
Johnnie Hobbs III, Host

GEISS  Happy Tappin’ with Elmo
Choreographer: Melinda Sullivan

ROMBERG  Softly As in a Morning Sunrise

GRYCE  Minority

PARKER (arr. Kenton Youngstrom) Now’s the Time, Au Privave, Billie’s Bounce
Choreographer: Denise Scheerer

DUKE  Taking a Chance on Love
The Coles and Atkins Soft Shoe

KERN  Pick Yourself Up
Choreographer and Improvisation: Melinda Sullivan 

JERRY KALAF  Unresolved

MINGUS  Peggy’s Blue Skylight

GERSHWIN  ‘S Wonderful

MONK  Think of One

JERRY KALAF  Eddie’s Bounce
Choreographer: Leonard Reed

Tap Master Classes

Sunday, February 25
Dance Studio B
Individual workshop price: $35
All-day workshop pass: $130

Tap dancers, aspiring and established, are invited to a day of intimate master classes led by Colburn’s talented tap faculty and renowned guest artists.

Melinda Sullivan will lead a workshop for the Intermediate and Advanced Tap Dancer.

 This master class is for ages 13-18 with three or more years of training. Class duration is 75 minutes with an opportunity to chat with Melinda after the class.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Melinda Sullivan 13yr - 18yr 11mo 02/25 - 02/25 Su 10:00 am - 11:15 am $35.00

Sam Weber will lead a master class for the Advanced Tap Dancer. 

This Masterclass is for dancers 13-18 years old with four or more years of training. Class duration is 75 minutes with an opportunity to chat with Sam afterwards.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Sam Weber 13yr - 18yr 11mo 02/25 - 02/25 Su 11:30 am - 12:45 pm $35.00

Josette Wiggan will lead a workshop for the Intermediate and Advanced Tap Dancer.

 This master class is for dancer ages 13-18 with three or more years of training. Class duration is 75 minutes with an opportunity to chat with Josette after class.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Josette Wiggan 13yr - 18yr 11mo 02/25 - 02/25 Su 01:00 pm - 02:15 pm $35.00

Joseph Wiggan will lead a master class for the Advanced Tap Dancer. 

This master class is for dancers 13-18 years old with four or more years of training. Class duration is 75 minutes with an opportunity to chat with Joseph afterwards.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Joseph Wiggan 13yr - 18yr 11mo 02/25 - 02/25 Su 02:30 pm - 03:45 pm $35.00

Johnnie Hobbs III will lead this master class for the Adult Beginning Intermediate Tap Dancer.

Class duration is 60 minutes, with an opportunity to chat with Johnnie after class. This class is for adult dancers.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Johnnie Hobbs III 15yr - 999yr 02/25 - 02/25 Su 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm $35.00

A full day of tap, this bundle gets tap dancers into all the classes taught by Melinda Sullivan, Sam Weber, Josette Wiggan, Joseph Wiggan, and Johnnie Hobbs III. 

Each class individually costs $35, but all five classes together are $130. 

 

 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
TBD TBD 13yr - 999yr 02/25 - 02/25 Su 10:00 am - 05:00 pm $130.00


Guest Artists and Instructors

  • Sam Weber
    Advanced Tap Master Class
  • Josette Wiggan
  • Melinda Sullivan
    Intermediate/Advanced Tap Master Class
  • Zoe Lesser
  • Joseph Wiggan
    Intermediate/Advanced Tap Master Class
  • Denise Scheerer
  • Johnnie Hobbs III
    Johnnie Hobbs III
    Adult Tap Master Class