July 10, 2012
STEPOLOGY Presents the
2012 SANTA FE TAP FESTIVAL
August 24-25, 2012
STEPOLOGY, a nonprofit corporation, presents the 2012 Santa Fe Tap Festival. Now in its 3rd year, this
annual event celebrates the uniquely American art form of tap dance. The Festival includes instructional
workshop classes hosted by NDI-NM, and a concert performance component presented in partnership with
the Lensic Performing Arts Center entitled “TAP into the NOW!”, which features Festival artists with live
musical accompaniment at the Lensic.
A roster of today’s tap stars from Broadway, film, and the concert stage returns for the annual concert
performance, which has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Top Ten Dance Performances of the
Year” in multiple years. The cast includes Music Director Channing Cook Holmes (Riverdance, Gangs of
New York, Bojangles), Festival Director John Kloss (Tap Heat), Mark Mendonca (The Polar Express; Bring
in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk), Jason Rodgers (Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk), Sam Weber (Mr.
Rogers’ Neighborhood), Special Musical Guest Bert Dalton, and Percussionist John Bartlit. STEPOLOGY
also welcomes guest artists Fred Simpson, Elise Gent and D'Jeune D'Jeune African Dance Ensemble.
Concert Performance: “TAP into the NOW!” – Friday, August 24th 7:30PM
Workshop: Saturday, August 25th
Concert Performance: The Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Workshop: NDI Dance Barns, 1140 Alto St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
$15/25/35 with discounts available
Tickets Available through Tickets Santa Fe, 211 West San Francisco St., 505-988-1234
Order Online: www.TicketsSantaFe.org
REGISTER: The instructional workshop features a variety of levels of tap dance classes. Registration and
General Information are available online at www.stepology.com.
ONLINE VIDEO DEMO:
This project has been made possible in part through a Lensic Community Partnership, and the support of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, NDI-NM, and the Santa Fe Reporter.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TODAY’S DATE: 30 May, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: John Kloss
MEDIA PHONE: 505-467-8370