What My Teacher Taught Me: Tony Waag

When American Tap Dance Foundation artistic director Tony Waag was in college, he attended a tap workshop conducted by Brenda Bufalino. The two hit it off, and Bufalino became his mentor. From the get-go, Bufalino was supportive of Waag’s stylistic choices. “She...

The Spirit of Vail in New York City

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Damian Woetzel’s leadership at the Vail International Dance Festival, a new four-day event will be held in New York City, November 3–6. Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC brings three programs to New York City Center, along...

An Immersive Tap History Lesson

Tony Waag’s annual Tap City dance festival in New York City has a new program this year—Tap Treasures: a Tap Dance Storytelling Tour. Participants learn about the history and evolution of tap dance through a three-day tour of Manhattan locations where the best and...

Jacob’s Pillow Celebrates Camille A. Brown

Choreographer and director Camille A. Brown (DT, August 2015) has been awarded the 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. In addition to an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize, the honor comes with a residency and performing engagement at the 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival....

Dorrance Dance Doubles Down at The Joyce

Michelle Dorrance Last we checked in with Michelle Dorrance (DT, May 2012), she had been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow, an honor that came with a no-strings-attached $625,000 grant. Since then, tap dance’s leading lady has been busy! Last night, she premiered her most...

Michelle Dorrance on the Blues

In an exclusive interview with Dance Magazine editor at large Wendy Perron, Michelle Dorrance discussed her current work, The Blues Project, displaying the disarmingly humble demeanor we’ve come to expect and love from the tapper. She is honored and thrilled, she...

Michelle Dorrance

Mastering the art of the tap pickup company Ask hoofer Michelle Dorrance about anything—upcoming projects, inspiration, musical influences—and she’ll find a way to take the focus off herself and instead gush about her collaborators. Nicholas Young is “a world-class...

$25,000 Dance Award for Dorrance

Michelle Dorrance reaches new heights as the first tapper to receive the Jacob’s Pillow Dance AwardFollowing her spectacular January performance at Dancespace Project, the unstoppable Michelle Dorrance was recognized in The New York Times as tap’s most promising...

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