We're pleased to report that the Utah Tap Fest 2017 was a great success! Thanks to all the students and tappers of every variety who took classes, volunteered, and supported us in this "labor of love" endeavor. We realize that intensive tap study (like these workshops provide) fulfills a need in our community, and dancers leave with greater tap skills and energized, creative energy.
The Original Utah Tap Fest is no longer. I have produced tap workshops at Sugar Space since 2014. Our new name is Salt City Tap Fest.
Debby Robertson, director of SLC Tap and Utah’s International Tap Association representative, has taught the dance style for more than 30 years. Robertson, who holds a master’s degree in dance, saw Dorrance’s company perform last year and was amazed: “Dorrance Dance is not only the best tap performance, but the best dance performance I’ve ever seen.” Read More
Click Up Your Heels: SLC Tap’s Deborah Robertson brings a classic dance style out of the shadows.
"Salt Lake City nightclub. Like many nightclubs, it’s dark and deserted midweek. But once inside the door, you find complete chaos, a clamoring from above that thunders down a narrow staircase. Reaching the top landing, the disorienting racket smacks you square in the face as a group of … tap dancers? … attempting a new rhythmic sequence displayed by their fearless leader..." Read More
"No one is certain exactly where or how tap began,but it is uniquely American art form. What is known about the style is that it started sometime in the 1800s in America, and has its..."
"Robertson, the Utah representative for the International Tap Association, directs SLC Tap, a pick-up group of performers who come together for various performances and projects. Robertson, who came to Utah by way of New York City several years ago, says that Salt Lake City needs a boom in tap dance, and she envisions a youth performance ensemble..."