"Nothing to prove, everything to share."

2 opportunities to grow your artistry in a safe, positive, educational environment: improv labs Thursday night, student showcases Friday night.

Student Showcase

The Student Showcase will take place Friday Night at 7:30 pm, and will be adjudicated by master dance artists. 

There will be a limited number of entries allowed, and will be registered on a first come first serve basis.  There will be an entry fee.  Performances will be critiqued on choreography, technique, execution, costume, staging, showmanship, and musicality. Location: The Pointe Black Box Theater. Dancers will receive immediate live feedback from judges in an intimate setting immediately after performance. All styles of dance are welcome, as well as solo, duo, trio, and group entries.

Performance Guidelines:

  • All participants must be registered for the festival.

  • All routines must be under 3 minutes.

  • Categories: Tap, Musical Theater, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, clogging

  • Levels: Novice, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

  • Age: (Tiny 5-7), Mini 8-10, Junior 11-12, Teen (13-15), Senior(16-19), Adult 20+ (Ages are determined as of the day of the competition.  For duo/trio/group, use average age.)

  • Email music 1 week prior to utahtapfest@gmail.com.  Bring backup music on phone/mp3.

Improv Performance


Take your tap dancing artistry to the next step: The next level of tap dance is improvised tap dancing.  Prepare a piece of music that is 2-4 minutes long, bring it, and show up without prepared choreography.  This is called improvisation! Whether this is your first time performing improv, or you are a seasoned improv dancer, all entries welcome!  'Nothing to prove, everything to share.'  This is a safe and nurturing place to learn and grow your art.  Just love and applause from the audience--no critiques.

Registration will be limited.  Registration fee of $20 secures your spot for the night.  No spectator fee--all are welcome to come and support!