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SAFE AND SOUND: TAP DANCE FOR YOUR SOUL

On-Demand NOW through 11/29 at Midnight CDT. Available to stream globally!

5 Brand new tap dances (and 3 classics!) from the dancers of CTT and the JC Brooks & Underwater Inferno Band.

Take an hour to be reminded of the beauty and necessity of live dance and music with Chicago Tap Theatre. Remember how watching a live performance can transport you and soothe your soul. The premiere performance of CTT’s 18th Season, featuring five all-new works and three classics, including the first piece choreographed by CTT Dancer Molly Smith and a new dance by CTT’s Rehearsal Director Sterling Harris. This showcase will also be the first with JC Brooks as the company’s Music Director, and he has some stellar arrangements coming your way. Presented live from the intimate The Rooted Space, this is a chance to see the dancers and musicians of Chicago Tap Theatre safe from the comfort of your own home. All Covid-19 guidelines and recommendations will be followed by the performers and crew of this showcase.

View the Program HERE

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TIDINGS OF TAP! (2019 STREAM)

Streaming December 18 (noon CDT) - December 20 (midnight CDT). Available to Stream globally!
The first time CTT has ever streamed it’s warm and witty celebration of the Holidays with NEW introduction.

FINALLY! Chicago Tap Theatre has been updating, iterating and polishing its annual Holiday show for over 15 years, all to create this super engaging and heartfelt journey through December, with sections that celebrate Winter, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Last year’s edition (the one being streamed!) is especially sweet, as USA Women’s Gymnastic team member Dasha Merkulova pulled out all the stops as the lead character and director Billy Siegenfeld brought his magic to the storytelling.
Thousands of Chicagoland families have made Tidings of Tap! part of their Holiday tradition for over a decade, and now audiences around the world can finally see why in this one-time only opportunity to stream this show.
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CTT HOLIDAY TAP INTENSIVE

December 19-21. The best holiday gift for anyone ages 10-18 who LOVES to tap dance!

Three days of Tap Dance Technique, History, Games, and Original Chicago Tap Theatre Choreography from CTT’s hit show, Tidings of Tap!, taught by CTT Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Rehearsal Director Sterling Harris.

Each level will learn choreography from CTT’s annual Holiday production, Tidings of Tap! As well as meet (virtually or in-person!) other kids who love tap dance as they do. Students will leave the Intensive with new knowledge, steps and tap friends! All students who attend will have the opportunity to submit a video to be considered for the Pre-Show of a future Chicago Tap Theatre live stream! CTT has become known for their inclusive approach to tap education, and this Intensive will be no different. Students will gain a greater understanding of this most American of art forms through daily lunch lectures and develop more confidence in their technique through games and activities. The choreography will be fun and accessible, and the students will leave with a little Holiday song choreography they can show off for the grandparents at Holiday celebrations!

Available in-person or virtual (attendance is limited to first 15 per level for in-person!).
Registration includes a link to view Tidings of Tap! (2019) streaming December 18 (noon CDT) through December 20 (midnight CDT).

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TAP FAMILY HOLIDAY PARTY! A RHYTHMIC BENEFIT FOR CHICAGO TAP THEATRE

Sunday, December 27, break out the egg nog for an exclusive, 3 hour tap event JUST FOR ADULTS!

Special Guests sharing their favorite stories about tap dance, Trivia and Games, and the return of Book Club with Rusty Frank! Moderated/Led by Mark Yonally with Special Guests