The Lady Hoofers – The Tapcracker

 

The Lady Hoofers are proud to present The Tapcracker, a full-length, all-tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, The Tapcracker will transport audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets. The Tapcracker will feature The Lady Hoofers’ First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and Youth Ensemble comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Lady Hoofers – The Tapcracker

 

The Lady Hoofers are proud to present The Tapcracker, a full-length, all-tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, The Tapcracker will transport audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets. The Tapcracker will feature The Lady Hoofers’ First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and Youth Ensemble comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Lady Hoofers – The Tapcracker

 

The Lady Hoofers are proud to present The Tapcracker, a full-length, all-tap version of the classic holiday favorite. Set to the music of both Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, The Tapcracker will transport audiences to Paris, where an infestation of rats has thrown the city into chaos. Toy soldiers guard the Eiffel Tower, mice wreak havoc in the Metro, and frazzled chefs prepare for a feast at the magical palace of Versailles, featuring characters from the beloved Land of the Sweets. The Tapcracker will feature The Lady Hoofers’ First Company, Apprentice Dancers, and Youth Ensemble comprised of talented students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Lady Hoofers at FDR Park

Join the Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, Philadelphia’s premier all-female tap company, for a FREE performance at the FDR Park Boathouse in honor of National Tap Dance Day! Dancers will perform original choreography and improvised works. Audience members will be invited to celebrate Bill “Bojangles” Robinson with games, stories and a chance to learn a historic tap routine, the Shim Sham Shimmy.

Parks on Tap will also be onsite with food and drinks for purchase!

This event is presented by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy as part of Performances in Public Spaces, a summer series of FREE cultural performances in parks and plazas across Philadelphia neighborhoods. From May through October, the annual series brings arts and culture experiences to local outdoor spaces. All Performances in Public Spaces are free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required.