The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble is Philadelphia's premier all female professional tap company. Under the guidance of Managing Director, Katie Budris, and Artistic Director, Kat Richter, the ensemble brings together local dancers and musicians to raise the profile of rhythm tap by creating both original choreography and improvised works.
Past performance credits include the Kimmel Center, City Hall, the Suzanne Roberts, the Painted Bride, the Wilma Theater, the Trocadero, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The ensemble also performs at private functions and fundraisers.
In addition to performances, workshops, residency programs and lecture demonstrations, The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble hosts Master Classes taught by renown guest artists and weekly Open Company Classes.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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. This event is presented by the City’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.