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PAE Tap Festivals by Name

Articles about tap dancing festivals published on the Web site of the U.S. Library of Congress, Performing Arts Database.

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Jazz and Tap Dance Festival, 5th | VA USA | Dec 8-9, 1989 |
Atlanta Jazz Tap Festival, 14th | Georgia | Mar 17-19, 2001 |
Austin Fesival of Dance, 1st | Austin TX USA | Mar 21, 1992 |

B
Bay Area Rhythm Exchange 2007 | SF CA USA | Article
Bay Area Tap Festival 2004 | San Francisco CA USA | May 28-31, 2004 |
Bay Area Tap Festival 2005 | Northern CA USA | Aug 15-20, 2005 |
Bay Area Tap Festival 2007 | Northern CA USA | Aug 13-19, 2007 |
Boston Dance Umbrella's Fascinating Rhythms Festival | MA | 1988 Bostom Tap Festival |
Boston Jazz Tap Festival Boston | May 28 - Jun 10, 1989 |
Boston Jazz Tap Festival 1990 / Dance Umbrella | MA | May and June 1990 |
Boston Jazz Tap Hip Hop Festival Massachusetts | Jun 24-26, 1993 |
Boston Summer Dance Festival 1997 | Massachusetts | Jul 7-26, 1997 |
Boston Summer Dance Festival 1998 | Massachusetts | Jul 6024, 1998 |
Boston Tap Conference | Listed: 1988 |
Boston Tap Festival's Beantown Tap Fest | Boston | Aug 17-19, 2007
By Word of Foot I: 12 Tap Masters Pass On Their Tradition | Village Gate | Oct 13-18, 1980 |
By Word of Foot II: But Can She Tap? | Where | 1982 |
By Word of Foot III | Village Gate, NYC | 1985 |

C
Central American Tap Festival, 1st | Panama City | Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2001 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 1st | Illinois | Summer 1991 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 2nd | Illinois | Nov 8, 1992 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 3rd | Illinois | May 24, 1993 |
Chicago Rhythm Project 1993 | Illinois | Aug 14-17, 1993 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 4th | Illinois | 1994 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Tap Project, 5th | Illinois | Jul 17-25, 1995|
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 6th | Illinois | Jul 11-14 and 18-21, 1996 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 7th | Illinois | Jul 7-20, 1997 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 8th | Illinois | Jul 13-26, 1998 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 9th | Illinois | 1999 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 10th | Illinois | Aug 7-20, 2000 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 11th | Illinois | Aug 6-12, 2001 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 12th | Illinois | Aug 5-11, 2002 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Tap Project, 13th | Illinois | Aug 1-10, 2003 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Tap Project, 14th | Illinois | Jul 29 - Aug 8, 2004 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 15th | Illinois | All Year in 2005 |
a href="http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.music.tda.4494/default.html"> Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 16th | Illinois | Aug 4-6, 2006 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 17th | Illinois | Jul 23 - Aug 5, 2007 |
Chicago Human Rhythm Project - Was There an 18th festival in 2008?
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, 19th | Illinois | Jul 27 - Aug 9, 2009 |
Chicago on Tap | Illinois | Jul 18-24, 1994 |
Chicago on Tap II | Illinois | July 12-14, 1996
Chicago Tap Exchange | IL USA | Feb 23-24, 1991 |
Clark Center Dance Festival: Loretta Abbot &Al Perryman | Philly PA | 1977? |
Classic Jazz and Tap Summer Institute, 4th | Massachusetts | Aug 13-17, 2007 |
Colorado Dance Festival Tap Event 1986, 1st | Boulder and Denver CO | Jun 27-29, 1986 |
Colorado Dance Festival Tap Event 1987 | Where? | Jun 15-28, 1987 |
Colorado Dance Festival Tap Event 1989, 3rd | Where? | Jun 25-Jul 8, 1989 |
Colorado Dance Festival Tap Event | Boulder CO | Jun 17-30, 1990 |
Colorado Dance Festival Tap Event 1992 (A) | Where? | Jun 26-Jul 9, 1992
Colorado Dance Festival Tap Event 1992 (B) | Where? | Jul 9-11, 1992
Colorado Dance Festival Tap Event 1998 | Where? | Jul 5 - Aug 1, 1998 |
Columbus Tap Festival, 2nd | Columbus Ohio | Aug 12-15, 2002 |
Columbus Taps Festival, 3rdd | Columbus, Ohio | Jun 16-20, 2004 |
Columbus Taps Festival 2007 } Where? | Jun 12-17, 2007 |

D
D.C. Metro Tap Festival | Washington DC | Jun 30 - July 4, 1999 |
Dance Place Tap Festival | Washington DC | Dec 13-15, 1996 |
Detroit Tap Festival "Rhythm in Motion, 5th" | Michigan | 2000 |
Detroit Tap Festival Artistry in Motion | Michigan | Jun 23-25, 2995 |
Duke Ellington at Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, 3rd | Cinncinnati Ohio | 1964? |

E
Eddie Brown's Scientific Rhythm at Dance on Camera | NY USA | Apr 27-28, 1991 |

F
Feelin' The Beat 2002 | Northampton MA | Oct 25-26, 2002 |
Feelin' the Beat 2004 | Northampton MA | Oct 1-3, 2004 |
First International Jazz Festival | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | May 31-Jun 3, 1962 |
Florida Dance Festival | Univ South Florida | Jun 21-26, 1993 |

G
Greater Kansas City Tap Dance and Jazz Festival, 2nd | Kansas | Jun 13-14, 1994 |

H
Harlem Jazz Dance Festival 2002 | New York | May 17-19, 2002 |
Hawaiian Islands International Tap Dance Festival 2006 | Maui | Nov 3-5, 2006 |
Hawaiian Islands International Tap Dance Festival 2007 | Maui | Oct 25-28, 2007 |
Houston Tap Festival 1988 | Houston TX | Fall 1988 |
Houston Tap Festival 1989 | Houston TX | Sep 18, 1989 |

J
Jazz at Cliff Walk Manor |Newport Rhode Island | When? | Entry: Jun 1960 |
Jazz Tap Ensemble Holiday Workshop, 10th | LA CA | Dec 26-31, 1996 |
Jazz Tap Ensemble Summer Tap Festival, 2nd | LA CA | Jul 8-15, 2000 |
Jazz Tap Ensemble Summer Tap Festival 1999 | LA CA | Jun 26-jul 3, 1999 |
Jazz Tap Hip-Hop Festival at Jacob's Pillow | Massachusetts | Aug 19-23, 1997 }
Jazz Tap Summit, 3rd | San Francisco CA | June 8, 1991 |
Jazz Tap Summit | Hill Auditorium, Michigan | Nov 7, 1998 |
Jump Rhythm Jazz Project 2000 | Hunter College NYC | Jun 9-11, 2000 |
Jump Rhythm Jazz Project 2003 | Where? | Aug 18-22, 2003 |
Jump Rhythm Jazz Project 2004 | Evanston IL | Jun 20-25, 2004 }

L
Las Vegas Tap Festival, 1st | Nevada | Aug 7-8, 1996 |
Leon Collins Dance Studio Tap Festival | Brookline MA | Jun 27 - Jul 2, 1993 |
Leon Collins Dance Studio Summer Tap Intensive | Brookline MA | Jun 23-29, 1997 |

?
Los Angeles Jazz Tap Ensemble Tap Festival | LA CA | 1988 |
Los Angeles Tap Festival, 1st | LA CA | August 2003 | (Hines Died Day Before)
Los Angeles Tap Festival, 2nd | LA CA | Aug 9-14, 2004 |
Los Angeles Tap Festival, 3rd | LA CA | Aug 8-13, 2005 |
Los Angeles Tap Festival, 4th | LA CA | Aug 7-12, 2006 |
Los Angeles Tap Festival, 5th | LA CA | Aug 6-11, 2007 |
Los Angeles Tap Festival, 6th | LA CA | Aug 4-9, 2008 |

M
MaD Fest 2007 Jun 24-30, 2007 | (formerly Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival)
Manhattan Tap's New York City Rhythm Tap Intensive | NYC | Jul 4-15, 2005 |
Maryland On Tap Festival | Beltsville, Mt. Ranier, MD | May 24-31, 1998 |
Maui Tap Dance Extravaganza, 1st | Maui Island Hawaii | Oct 26-28, 2002 |
Maui Tap Experience, 2nd | Maui Island Hawaii | Nov 1-2, 2003 |
Maui Tap Experience, 3rd | Maui Island Hawaii | Nov 12-14, 2004 |
Miami on Tap Festival Florida | Jun 1-6, 1991 |
Minneapolis Human Rhythm Project, 1st | Minnesota | December 1997 |
Minnesota "Tapping in the Twin Cities" Tap Festival, 2nd | MN | Aug 9011, 1996 |
Minnesota "Tapping in the Twin Cities" Tap Festival, 3rd | MN | Aug 21-24, 1997 |
Minnesota "Tapping in the Twin Cities" Tap Festival, 4th | MN | Aug 17-23, 1998 |
Minnesota "Tapping in the Twin Cities" Tap Festival, 5th | MN | Aug 17-22, 1999 |
Minnesota "Tapping in the Twin Cities" Tap Festival, 6th | MN | Jul 18-23, 2000 |
Monterey Jazz Festival, 1960 | California | 1960 was 3rd festival|
Monterey Jazz Festival 1965 | California | Weekend of Sep 17, 1965 |
Monterey Jazz Festival 1966 | California | 1966 |

N
National Tap Dance Ensemble Hot Feet Festival, 2nd | DC USA | June 1993 |
National Tap Ensemble Hot Feet Festival | DC USA | May 9-16, 1992 |
National Tap Seminar With James "Buster" Brown | Where? | When? | (entry: 1996)
New Jersey Tap Ensemble Annual Tour, 3rd | NJ Cities USA | July 2001 |
New Mexico Rhythm Tap Festival by Bill Evans, 3rd | Jul | 4-8, 2001
New Mexico Rhythm Tap Dance Festival, 4th | NM Univ USA | Jun 8-9, 2002 |
New Mexico Tap Dance Jam, 2nd | May 27, 2000 |
New Mexico Tap Dance Jam, 9th | Univ NM USA | Jul 11-14, 2007 |
New Mexico Tap Dance Jam, 16th | Jul 12, 2014 | Article
New Mexico Tap Dance Jam, 18th | Albuquerque NM USA | Jul 10, 2014 | Article
New Mexico University Tap Dance Festival, 1st | NM USA | Jun 19-25, 1999 |
New Orleans Jazz Dance Festival | New Orleans, LA | When? | Entry: June 2000 |
New York City Tap Extravaganza / Tap Dance Day | New York | 2006 |
New York City Tap Festival: Tap Masters, Tap Mentors New York | 2001 |
Newport Jazz Festival 1958 | 1958 |
Newport Jazz Festival 1962 | 1962 |
Newport Jazz Festiva "Old Time Hoofers" | 1963 |
Newport Jazz Festival Baby Laurence | Jun 29 - Jul 8, 1973 |
Newport Jazz Festival 1980: Swinging Taps | 1980 |
Newport Jazz Festival, 15th / Cliff Manor Jazz Festival | 1969 |
North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival 2007 | June 15017, 2007 |
North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, 1st | Chapel Hill | Jun 18-19, 1999
North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, 2nd | Chapel Hill / Carrboro | Jun 16-27, 2000 |

O
Oklahoma City Tap Festival, 1st | OK USA | Feb 15-17, 2008 |

P
Portland Tap Festival, 1st | Oregon | Jul 9-22, 1989 |
Portland Tap Festival, 2nd | Oregon | Jul 8-21, 1990 |
Portland Tap Festival, 3rd | Oregon | Jul 7-21, 1991 |
Portland Tap Festival, 4th | Oregon | Jul 17-25, 1992 |
Portland Tap Festival, 5th | Oregon | Jul 9-16, 1993 |
Portland Tap Festival, 6th | Oregon | Jul 8-16, 1994 |
Portland Tap Festival, 7th | Oregon | Jul 7-15, 1995 |
Portsmouth Jazz Festival, 11th | New Hampshire | Jun 27, 1993 |
Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival, 2nd | New Hampshire | Aug 21-26, 1995 |
Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival, 3rd | New Hampshire | jun 28 - Jul 3, 1999 |
Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival, 4th | New Hampshire | Jun 25-30, 2001 |
Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival, 5th | New Hampshire | Jun 24-29, 2002 |
Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival, 6th | New Hampshire | Jun 23-29, 2003 |
Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival, 7th | New Hampshire | Jun 21-027, 2004 |

R
Rhythm Explosion, 4th | Bozeman, Montana | Jul 17-25, 1999 |
Rhythm Explosion, 5th | Bozeman, Montana | ? |
Rhythm Explosion, 6th | Bozeman, Montana | July 21-28, 2001 |
Rhythm Explosion, 7th | Bozeman, Montana | Jul 19-27, 2002 |
Rhythm Explosion, 8th | Bozeman, Montana | July 25 - Aug 2, 2003 |
Rhythm Explosion, 9th | Bozeman, Montana | Jul 17-23, 2005 |
Rhythm Explosion 2007 | Bozeman Montana | Jul 19-27, 2007 | Article |

S
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 1st | St. Louis MO | September 25-27, 1992 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 2nd | St. Louis MO | Jul 30 - Aug 1, 1993 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 3rd | St. Louis MO | 1994 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 4th | St. Louis MO | Aug 3-6, 1995 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 5th | St. Louis MO | Aug 1-4, 1996 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 6th | St. Louis MO | Jul 31 - Aug 3, 1997 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 7th | St. Louis MO | Jul 30 - Aug 2, 1998 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 8th | St. Louis MO | Jul 28 - Aug 1, 1999 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 9th | St. Louis MO | Jul 30 - Aug 4, 2001 | (CHECK DATES)
(CHECK DATES) Saint Louis Tap Festival, 11th | St. Louis MO | Jul 28 - Aug 4, 2002 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 12th | St. Louis MO | Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2003 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 13th | St. Louis MO | Jul 26-31, 2004 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 14th | St. Louis MO | Jul 25-30, 2005 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 15th | St. Louis MO |Jul 24-30, 2006 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 16th | St. Louis MO | Jul 23-28, 2007 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 17th | St. Louis MO | Jul 21-26, 2008 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 18th | St. Louis MO | Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2009 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 19th | St. Louis MO | Jul 26-31, 2010 |
Saint Louis Tap Festival, 24th | St. Louis MO | Jul 27-Aug 1, 2015 | founder died Jul 18 |
San Francisco Tap Festival | Northern California | 1987 |
Seattle Festival of Tap Dance, 1st | Washington State | 3 December 1992 weekends |
Seattle Festival of Tap Dance, 2nd | Washington State | Nov 4-6 and 11-13, 1993 |
Seattle Festival of Tap Dance, 3rd | Washington State | Nov 3-13, 1994 }
Seattle Festival of Tap Dance, 5th | Washington State | Nov 1-3, 1996 |
Soul to Sole Tap Festival, 1st | Austin Texas | May 18-20, 2001 |
Soul to Sole Tap Festival, 2nd | Austin Texas | May 30 - Jun 2, 2002 |
Soul to Sole Tap Festival, 3rd | Austin Texas | Jun 5-8, 2003 |
Soul to Sole Tap Festival, 4th | Austin Texas | Jun 2-6, 2004 |
Soul to Sole Tap Festival, 6th | Austin Texas | May 31 - Jun 4, 2006 |
Soul to Sole Festival, 7th | Austin Texas | May 30 - Jun 3, 2007 |
Southeastern Tap Explosion, 2nd | Atlanta, Georgia | Jan 203, 1998 |
Southeastern Tap Explosion Festival, 5th | Atlanta, Georgia | Aug 25-27, 2000 |
Southeastern Tap Explosion Festival, 6th | Atlanta, Georgia | Aug 24-26, 2001 |
Southeastern Tap Explosion Festival, 7th | Atlanta, Georgia | Aug 16-18, 2002 |
Southeastern Tap Explosion Festival, 8th | Atlanta, Georgia | Aug 22-24, 2003 |
Southeastern Tap Explosion, 9th | Atlanta, Georgia | Aug 27-29, 2004 |
Southeastern Tap ExPlosion 2007 | Atlanta, Georgia | Aug 25-26, 2007 |
Southern California Tap Festival 1993 | Costa Mesa | Jul 25 - Aug 1, 1993 |
Southern California Tap Festival | Costa Mesa | Jul 22-29, 1995 |
Southern California Tap Festival | Costa Mesa | Jul 19-26, 1997 |
Steps in Time: A Tap Dance Festival 1979 | Brooklyn | Dec 19-30, 1979 |
Steps in Time: A Tap Dance Festival 1980 | Brooklyn | Apr 11-13, 1980 |

T
Tampa Bay Tap Dancing Festival | St. Petersburg FL | Jun 21-24, 2007
| Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 1st | New York | Jul 7-15, 2001 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 2nd | New York | Jul 6-14, 2002 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 3rd | New York | Jul 14-19, 2003 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 4th | New York | Jul 3-10, 2004 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 5th | New York | Jun 25 - Jul 3, 2005 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 6th | New York | Jul 13-22, 2006 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 7th | New York | Jul 7-14, 2007 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 8th | New York | Jul 6-11, 2008 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 9th | New York | Jul 611, 2009 |
Tap City NYC Tap Festival, 10th | New York | Jul 5-10, 2010 |
Tap Zone Festival | Washington DC | Dec 2-4, 1994
Tappin' in Boston | Brookline, Boston MA | Jun 25 - Jul 1, 1995 |
Third Coast Rhythm Project, 6th | San Antonio TX | Jul 24-27, 2003 |
Third Coast Rhythm Project, 7th | San Antonio TX | Jul 22-25, 2004 |
Third Coast Rhythm Project, 8th | San Antonio TX | Jul 21-24, 2005 |
Tradition in Tap 2002: The Buster Brown Tap Experience | New York | Listed: 2002 |
Tradition in Tap 2006 (May): The Cook & Brown Tap Experience | New York | May 27-29, 2006 |
Tradition in Tap 2006 (Nov): The Silver Belles Tap Experience | New York | Nov 10-12, 2006 |
Tradition in Tap 2008: The Ardie Bryant Tap Experience | New York | Nov 7-9, 2008 |
Tradition in Tap 2002: The Bill Robinson Tap Experience | New York | May 24-26, 2002 |
Tradition in Tap 2003: The Henry LeTang Tap Experience | New York | May 2003 |
Tradition in Tap 2007: The Miriam Nelson Tap Experience | New York | Nov 9-11, 2007 |
Tradition in Tap 2008: The Danny Daniels Tap Experience | New York | Listed: 2008 |
Tradition in Tap 2008: The Robert L. Reed Tap Experience | New York | Listed: 2008 |
Tradition in Tap 2009 (May): The Skip Cunningham Tap Experience | New York | May 23-25, 2009 |
Tradition in Tap 2009 (Nov): The Bob Audy Tap Experience | New York | Nov 13-15, 2009 |
Tradition in Tap 2010: The Bob Scheerer Tap Experience | New York | May 29-31, 2010 |



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