About Us Odessa Tap Festival August 23-27

Where / When / Who

The coast of the Black Sea,  Odessa, Ukraine
23-27 August 2017
With everyone, who loves Tap, who wants to dance like a star

Only the legends and the champions of the Tap World:

  • Daniel Borak
  • Ruben Sanchez
  • Maud Arnold
  • Aleksandr Ostanin

The current Director is Aleksandr Ostanin, World Tap Champion, who has been leading the Festival team and Ukrainian Tap Development.
“The festival is a dream to unite taplovers  from all over the world in the most beautiful city of Ukraine, in Odessa, at the Black Sea coast”


Odessa provides you with its long sandy beaches and picturesque views, as well as with the historic city of Odessa, the most beautiful in Ukraine – it makes an ideal host for the world-class performers.

The week long event contains master workshops, performances, tap jams, dances, and more.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get into the studio with our amazing headliners!
Check out the schedule break down to see what we have to offer.
We believe that Ukraine can become an international destination for those who dream of tap.
We hope the sea will inspire you . Come to us and get unforgetable emotions.

Is to present a wide variety of excellent dancers, enrich the lives of the people of Odessa and make friends with the art of tap.

FacultyOur Team

11 times World Champion in Tap Dancing

Daniel Borak

Tap dancing is Daniel’s greatest passion and he has dedicated his life to it. His easy and natural way of presenting the most intricate and complex choreographies instantly charms audiences and draws them into his spell. He has won eleven gold medals at the Tap Dancing World Championships. Dani not only teaches and choreographs, but also runs a tap dance school in Winterthur. Daniel constantly takes part in different shows: ``Stylized``, ``Wings of Rigolo``, ``Chicago Human Rhythm Project``, etc.
developes the brand RUBEN SANCHEZ DANCEWEAR

Rubén Sánchez García

Ruben was born in Ileida in 1978. He started dancing at the age of 6. He studied classic ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, ballroom dancing and others with the most well known teachers around the world. But it's tap what he likes most. He studied tap dancing with such Tap masters as Guillem Alonso, Jason Samuels Smith, Max Pollack, Josh Hillbermann, Dereck Grant, Ted Levi, Leela Petronio, Sharon Lavi and Barbara Duffy.

Michelle Dorrance

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.
Ukraine Tap Dance Champion

Aleksandr Ostanin

Began tapdancing at the age of 10. During his career he became a World Champion for 4 times( 2 times in Solo, once in Duo and once in Small group). Aleksandr also became a winner of ``So you think you can dance`` ( Ukraine 1st season). He was dancing in such shows as ``Tap reloaded``,``Wings of Rigolo``, ``Tap United``. He also runs a Dance Studio in the city of Odessa. Besides his dancing career he is a founder and director of Odessa Tap Festival.
Tap Dancer from «Syncopated Ladies»

Maud Arnold

Maud Arnold (Dancer - Choreographer - Producer) is a member of Syncopated Ladies, recently appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, BET's 106 & Park, and performed at Topshop's Flagship store in London for the launch of Beyonce's clothing line Ivy Park after their latest viral videos covering Beyonce's ``Formation`` and a Tribute to Prince ``When Doves Cry.`` Teaching and performing in Dubai UAE, Brazil, Japan, Spain, Croatia, United Kingdom, Russia, Canada, and all across the United States.

Pricing Odessa Tap Festival August 23-27


Advance Beginner / Intermediate / Advance
All levels include participating in:
  • More than 10 MASTER-classes
  • Grand Opening of the Festival(Open Air)
  • Cutting contest
  • Students Showcase
  • Improvisation Evening & Jam
  • Gala-show with live music

200$ / 250$ / 300$

* If you register as a group ( more than 4), you can get a special discount!!!!

ScheduleThis timetable may have some changes

Our EventsOur Entertainment Events


Opening ceremony of the Festival (Open Air Stage) at the main Square of the city.

Cutting Contest

Challenge(Battle) between students to get the main Price of the Festival - New pare of tap shoes made by «Ruben Sanchez»


Jam - Evening of improvistion with the life band!

Students ShowcaseUkrainian National Championship

Free performing and Competition stage, were judges will decide , who will represent Ukrainian National Tap Dance team on the Europe and World Championships by IDO


Final Gala Show in the Theater of all teachers and special guests of the Festival

LocationsThis is some of our locations

ContactsDrop us a line



Fontans’ka Road, 71

T: +38050 552 3828
M: odessatap@gmail.com
S: en.mirniy.in.ua