The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble
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.
Dollar: A Rhythm Tap Short Film
Conceived and directed by First Company Dancer Meg Sarachan, "Dollar", a narrative dance film, combines contemporary music with a vintage theme of the 1940s working woman, allowing us to blur the line between Broadway and rhythm tap, fusing the two into one piece of choreography. By conveying the struggle of women who kept the economy going during World War II, we explore the role women have played in the work force throughout time and the challenges many of us still face today to compete in a male dominant world.
Premiered February 27, 2016 at Community Education Center in Philadelphia
This project was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,
a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
The Lady Hoofers seek adult and youth ensemble dancers for our upcoming season!
Youth Ensemble Auditions
Sunday, June 11th from 3:30-4:30pm
OR Friday, June 16th from 7:00-8:00pm
First Company Auditions
Sunday, June 11th from 5:00-6:30pm
Weekly Tap Classes
Come tap with The Lady Hoofers!
Open Company Class
at Institute of Dance Artistry
$15 cash or check only
July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13
This class is advanced/professional; dancers under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign them in. Please follow The Lady Hoofers on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated on cancellations due to weather or performances.
The Lady Hoofers accepts tax-deductible donations through Fractured Atlas to support our programs.
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