We say it every year, but it continues to be true... we hosted our largest audition series to date with over 40 dancers from the tri-state area auditioning for our First Company and Youth Ensemble!
As we prepare for the premiere of The Tapcracker this season, our full-length all-tap version of The Nutcracker, casting was more challenging than ever. Thanks to all the talented dancers who came out to share their talents with us, and congratulations to our new dancers!
First Company Promotions
Libby McCampbell & Lindsey McCormick
New Apprentice Dancers
Kelly Angelucci, Madeline Klemm, Paige Matzerath, Jaclyn Salerno
2017 Youth Ensemble Dancers
To conclude our fourth year residency program with Moffett Elementary School, we presented an in-studio performance at Mascher Space Co-Op, where our residency classes takes place. We've never experienced such an enthusiastic audience before! The kids applauded and cheered throughout the pieces, and recognized many steps that they had learned during the school year.
After our performance, the students asked questions about how long we have been tap dancing, why we like it so much, and who our favorite tap dancers are. We invited all 75 students to lace up their tap shoes (donated by Capezio!) and to join us for a final Shim Sham Shimmy - the universal tap anthem. Many of the students chose to take their tap shoes home to continue dancing, while those who are already outgrowing their shoes donated them back to us for next year's residency.
The Lady Hoofers Performance History
Raising the profile of rhythm tap in Philadelphia and beyond