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:
- Sarah Reich
- Jason Janas
- 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.
Member of «Radix Dance Convention»
Began his tap dance instruction under Ms. Deborah Mitchell and was the first charter member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Also trained and was a member of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble under the direction of Gene Medler. His first professional company after high school was Tapestry Dance Company in Austin TX, under the direction of Acia Gray. His hard work ethic began to take notice and Derick Grant invited Jason to be in his show Imagine Tap! which ran for 6 weeks in Chicago, and changed his life.
11 times World Champion in Tap Dancing
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 also teaches and choreographs, running a tap dance school in Winterthur.<br />Daniel taking part in a lot of Shows: «Stylized» ; «Wings of Rigolo» ; «Chicago Human Rhythm Project» ; etc.
developes the brand RUBEN SANCHEZ DANCEWEAR
Rubén Sánchez García
Borned in lleida in 1978. He starts learning dance at 6 years old such as classic ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, ballroom dance and others with most of the best well known teachers around the world. But it's tap what he likes the most studying with Tap Master Guillem Alonso, Jason Samuels Smith, Max Pollack, Josh Hillbermann, Dereck Grant, Ted Levi, Leela Petronio, Sharon Lavi and Barbara Duffy.
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.
Tap Dancer from «Syncopated Ladies»
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.
Ukraine Tap Dance Champion
Began to tap dance from 10years ! During his career, he became 4 times a World champion (2 times in Solo, ones in Duo and Small Group)<br />Also Aleksandr became a winner of ``So you think you can dance `` Ukraine 1st season<br />He was dancing in such shows, like: ``Tap Reloaded`` ; ``Wings of Rigolo``; ``Tap United<br />Also Aleksandr Has a Dance Studio in city Odessa! And he is a Director of Odessa Tap Festival!
PricesAdvance 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$
Opening ceremony of the Festival (Open Air Stage) at the main Square of the city.
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!
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.
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