What's On Tap?
Class and Event Descriptions
Tiny Taps (Ages 7+)
Appropriate for dancers ages 7+ with less than three years of formal tap dance training
Appropriate for dancers ages 10+ with at least 3 years of formal tap dance training
Appropriate for dancers ages 13+ with at least 5 years of formal tap dance training
Appropriate for dancers ages 13+ with at least 8 years of formal tap dance training and advanced level technique
Appropriate for dancers ages 25+ with at least two years of formal tap dance training
Appropriate for dancers ages 10+ of intermediate, advanced and pre-professional levels
RESIDENCY classes are choreographically focused and intense. Dancers will learn a piece of choreography over the three days and will have the opportunity to perform the piece in the first act of our main stage event, TAP ‘N TIME! Students are only allowed to register for one residency class. Costuming for the performance will be jeans and the Jersey Tap Fest t-shirt (included in registration fee). Please note: All residency dancers are required to submit an audition video.
All residency registrations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. All residency dancers must
submit an audition video at time of registration via YouTube Link. Dancers will be separated into their
residencies based on their audition video. Please note: Dancers do NOT have the option to choose
whose residency they participate in. If an audition video is not submitted with registration, the
registered dancers spot in the residency will be forfeited. Audition videos should be less than 2 minutes
in length and must include: Dancer's name, hometown, age, years of tap experience, 1 minute of
choreography and favorite tap step. You will submit your video link on the registration page.
An opportunity for participants to show their talents. Sign up will be available in the waiting area on day one. Pieces should be limited to two and a half minutes and do not have to be tap dances (song, monologues, other forms of dance, etc. are welcome). Large groups, trios, duet and solos are welcome. All music must be submitted by August 5th.
This is our chance to welcome you to Jersey Tap Fest. Get to know the other dancers and share your passion for tap dance with the accompaniment of a live pianist.
A chance for participants and parents to get to know the JTF faculty and performers on a more personal level. Dancers are invited to ask questions and bring their lunch.
Tap 'N Time!
Our annual Main Stage Event at Bloomfield College’s Westminster Arts Center, featuring faculty members, tap companies and other special performers. This show is guaranteed to bring you to your feet!
Shim Sham Shimmy
The famous tap dancers’ finale dance. Don’t know it? Don’t worry! Learn the Shim Sham from JTF director Hillary-Marie.