Rhythm Warriors video now available to public!

Posted: 12th December 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

Our 2016 Australian Tap Dance Festival show “Rhythm Warriors” is now available to purchase as 1080p High Definition video file (download or USB), 80 minutes performance edited from 3 camera angles featuring faculty members and dancers from around Australia.

To purchase, visit:  www.atdf.com.au/ordervideo.html

Here is a preview of one of Melbourne Tap Dance’s performance in the show:

We’ll be tap dancing at St Kilda Festival again!

Posted: 10th December 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

Students from Melbourne Tap Dance showcasing tap dance in a free outdoor setting near the beach!

This will be our fourth year performing at this event, it’s always nice to tap and then enjoy the atmosphere and live music at the rest of the festival.   Come and join us!

When: 4pm on Sunday 12th February.

Where: Kidzone stage in Catani Gardens, St Kilda!  (<-click for map)



AFL Grand Final Choreography

Posted: 9th December 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

Director Winston Morrison choreographed the opening number for an AFL Grand Final event held at the Melbourne Town Hall.  The piece was also performed at the Australian Tap Dance Festival show the following night as seen here:

Palais Theatre Performance

Posted: 5th October 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

Melbourne Tap Dance opened the show with the Marching band, before going into their acapella routine.   Sacred Heart Concert at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda.

Adjudicating in New Zealand

Posted: 3rd October 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

Melbourne Tap Dance members Winston Morrison and Kricket Forster were flown to Palmerston North, New Zealand to adjudicate a weekend of tap-dancing at the National Young Performer Awards, produced by PACANZ.

Winston wearing dress shoes laying down a bit of rhythm before the theatre closed for the night!

Teaching the Kids at Spring Fling Festival

Posted: 2nd October 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

Winston Morrison teaching the kids to tap dance at Acland Street’s Spring Fling Festival (St.Kilda).

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Australian Tap Dance Festival Show of the year – tickets on sale now!

Posted: 25th August 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

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One very special night celebrating rhythm and music, the 5th annual Australian Tap Dance Festival Gala – ‘Rhythm Warriors’ !

On Saturday 1st October at 7pm, the highly anticipated event of the Australian Tap Dance Festival will present international and Australian tap dancers showcasing everything you love about tap dance and more. The event will push the boundaries of what percussive dance is thought to be and provide a refreshing night of music, rhythm and toe-tapping entertainment.

Fighting the battle to bring amazing tap dance to the public world, you will witness our passionate artists, our warriors of rhythm, in a venue that allows the performances to be felt, seen and heard at a close distance.

Enjoy the sight and sounds of some of Australia’s best tap dancers,  Bessie Award Winner Michelle Dorrance (USA), special guests, and live music!

Seating is allocated.  Be sure to book early for the best seats in the house for a night that will leave you feeling amazed, energised and entertained!


Melbourne Tap Dance performs at Heart of St Kilda Concert

Posted: 25th August 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

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Melbourne Tap Dance have been invited to perform alongside an amazing line up of performers at this upcoming event at St.Kilda’s Palais Theatre.


Michelle Dorrance headlining the tap dance festival!

Posted: 25th August 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

We are blessed to have coming to the Australian Tap Dance Festival:  Michelle Dorrance (USA), founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). A 2015 MacArthur Fellow, 2014 Alpert Award Winner, and 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Winner, Michelle performs, teaches and choreographs throughout the world.

For more information:  www.australiantapdancefestival.com.au

For the Love of Tap III

Posted: 12th August 2016 by MelbourneTapDance in members

This is our 3rd edition of the “For the Love of Tap” series!  A community celebration of tap dance with performances on stage, improvisation, a free class and music!   Held  in an relaxed setting at a cabaret bar for you to come and go and have drinks in between!

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4pm:  Free beginner class or Free Shim Sham class (tap shoes optional)

4.45 pm – 6.30pm: Performances and open jams with Melbourne’s hottest tappers including Melbourne Tap Dance, Footnotes, Sole Strings, Winston Morrison, Brianna Taylor, Tap Jack and Shane Preston.

Held at ‘The 86′ Cabaret Bar.

185 Smith St, Fitzroy
All Ages welcome, $7 on door