Join the 2017 Project!

The Philadelphia Community Tap Project is a platform for free and accessible tap dance education, practice and performance opportunities in the Philadelphia area. Since 2013, these educational tap dance residencies and public performance opportunities are accessible to anyone and everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. The Philadelphia Community Tap Project builds a strong tap dance community, furthers the depth and breadth of the education of this American art form, and demonstrates that that tap dance is contemporary, and relevant to audiences. The Project centrally locates all of this important work in Philadelphia, where so much tap dance history was made - - and continues to be made.

JOIN US FOR THE 2017 PROJECT WITH Ray Hesselink! Ray will be creating a new piece of tap dance and live music in his signature style. All levels and all people are welcome to join.

Rehearsal dates:
March 19, 2017: 12-3 pm
April 23, 2017: 12-3 pm

Saturday, May 20: Rhythm and Blues and Shoes
Thursday, May 25: National Tap Dance Day Celebration

This year, we have room for many more participants! Sign up at

Funding made possible by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (2016) and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.