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Tap Improvisation Class

Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:45 PM

Hone creative rhythm-making skills & develop your solo tap dance voice

Every Wednesday 7:30 Drop-ins welcome

Live Music 1st Weds of the Month:

Joe Fonda on Bass Oct 2

Ben Rosenblum on Piano Nov 6

Robin Burdulis on Percussion Dec 4

American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher Street #2B NYC

10 class card: $160/ 5 class card: $90

Rhythm In Motion

My ensemble tap work "I See the Future In Your Eyes," on hope, resistance, and our responsibility to be guardians of our liberties.

July 11, 2019

RHYTHM IN MOTION 8:00PM

With dancers Becca Fox, Haley Fica, April Nieves, Hanna Stubblefield-Tave, Deborah Davis on Vocals, Joe Fonda on Bass, Robin Burdulis on Percussion.

Peter Norton Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway at 95th St

Boundary breaking new takes on tap by NYC’s finest tappers & choreographers.

TapEx honors me with a Flo-Bert Award!

May 25, 2019

I'm thrilled to be recognized for my contributions to the art of tap! Read Constance Valis Hill's presentation speech here: "Margaret Morrison is our Renaissance Woman of Tap."

 

Thank you to the Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day. Come celebrate with me, my dance ensemble, and the tap community at the 2019 edition of Tap Extravaganza® honoring Tina Pratt and myself with Flo-Bert Life Achievement Awards. With a special Tribute to our beloved Mable Lee. National Tap Dance Day, May 25, 7:00PM Art and Design High School 249 W 56th St, NYC. 

"I See the Future in Your Eyes"

Something's Afoot! ATDF New Tap Choreography Showcase

My new choreography, "I See the Future In Your Eyes." 8:30 pm Creative Cultural Center, 149 Christopher Street NYC.

In Something's Afoot! the ATDF New Tap Choreography Showcase. Music and lyrics by Jean Rohe, with a new arrangement by myself & Philip Hamilton. A tap work about hope, resistance, and our responsibility to fight for freedoms. With Emma Alabaster on bass and vocals, Robin Burdulis on percussion, and dancers Becca Fox, Haley Fica, Hanna Stubblefield-Tave, and Raquel Valiente. Photo by Olivia Rosenkrantz.

A review by Margaret Morrison in the Los Angeles Review of Books of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing, by Brian Seibert

September 18, 2016

Click here for the full book review in the Los Angeles Review of Books

"Tap has delighted fans for generations. Devotees troll the Internet for beloved old movie clips. Audiences fill seats of Broadway musicals and local concert halls. Kids and adults cram the floors of dancing schools. Professionals do this also, while recognizing that as soon those shoes are laced up, a tap dancer steps directly into the America’s racial history. Systems of oppression and restricted opportunity in the United States have influenced — even determined — every era of tap dance. Seibert instructs his reader to avoid essentialisms and consider the socially constructed idea of race, but he ignores endemic racism and uses his prodigious skills as a wordsmith to recreate supremacist structures. While Seibert does include many female tap dancers in his history, the book marginalizes women’s contributions, a standard tactic in jazz writing that traditionally has privileged male artistry. Ultimately, What the Eye Hears perpetuates the worn-out idea that tap dance is a dying form. Untrue, Mr. Seibert. As contemporary tap artists can tell you: reports of our death have been grossly exaggerated."

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