The Tap Connection.
WHEN: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8 PM
WHERE: Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin Street (at the corner of Franklin and Fremont Streets) in Bloomfield
TICKETS: General Admission $20 and Seniors/Students(w/ID) $15. To make reservations please call 973.748.9008, x279 or to purchase tickets online, go to www.bccommunity.org/westminster .
NJTAP has defined rhythm tap dance for a new generation of dancers and audiences. Through NJTAP’s touring performances, people are discovering and re-discovering Tap Dance—a uniquely American art form.
The Tap Connection is an intimate, inspiring evening of musical theatre for audiences of all ages. Through tap dancing and storytelling, the dancers of NJTAP Ensemble share with the audience the life altering experiences that ultimately lead them to their everlasting connection to the art form of tap dancing.
“Our passion and love for the art form is the thread that ties us together. But, like Dorothy following the path of the yellow brick road to Oz, each of us followed our own path to the art form. Often, it was one incident or experience that sparked the connection,” states Artistic Director Deborah Mitchell.
The company performs in collaboration with other major performing arts organizations and at tap dance festivals such as the New York City Tap Festival, Tap Extravaganza, and other festivals nationwide. The resumes of first company members boast credits beyond NJTAP: Black and Blue, Play On!, Riverdance, Tap Dogs, Steel City, Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk, tours with Savion Glover and ABC-TV’s Dancing With The Stars.