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National Tap Dance Day Celebration at the Singing Fountain

  • Singing Fountain at Passyunk Square South 11th Street and East Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA (map)

National Tap Dance Day falls on May 25 every year and is a celebration of tap dancing as an American art form. National Tap Dance Day was ...signed into American law by President George H.W. Bush on November 8, 1989.[1] [It] was the brainchild of Carol Vaughn, Nicola Daval, and Linda Christensen. They deemed May 25 appropriate for this holiday because it is the birthday of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, a significant contributor to tap dance. (Source: Wikipedia). Take It Away Dance and The Philadelphia Community Tap Project are hosting a National Tap Dance Day celebration on Wednesday, May 25, 7-8 pm, at Passyunk Square's Singing Fountain, South 11th St. and Passyunk Avenue. We are planning a few short sets, accompaniment by Drum Like a Lady, challenges and of course, the shim sham! If you'd like to get involved, please email us at You can bring a board, an instrument, your shoes or suggest something for the program. Suggesting ideas, volunteering and just spreading the word is much appreciated! 

This event has been approved by PARC (Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation).

Earlier Event: April 17
Music at the Market
Later Event: June 3