2023 Tap Scholar Audition
Live Auditions at the Mayfair Arts Center, 8701 S. Bennett Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
Auditions will take place in person April 23rd. Please arrive to check-in between 12:30-1pm.
1:00 - 3:00 pm Audition
3:00 - 4:30 pm Leon Collins' ‘Walz' and ‘Routine #3’ review with Marty Bronson
4:30 - 6:00 pm Tap Jam
The Tap Scholar Award program conducts an audition in Chicago every Winter or Spring where two-thirds of awards are made. Additional scholarships are awarded through partners in Japan, Brazil, Canada, the European Union and the United States. The Award decisions are based on a combination of criteria including skill, talent, potential and financial need with the intention of creating a diverse mix of young dancers dedicated to furthering their tap and percussive dance education every summer at Chicago's International Festival of American tap – RHYTHM WORLD.
This year's Rhythm World Festival will take place July 14 - 23 and features an amazing array of virtuoso teaching and performing artists. A complete festival line-up can be found HERE.
Rhythm World is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive festival of American tap in the world, annually attracting hundreds of students from around the globe to study with an internationally acclaimed faculty of master teachers and performers. Since the inception of the Tap Scholar Award program, many multi-year, winners, including Jumaane Taylor, Ian Berg, Starinah Dixon, Nico Rubio, Sean Kaminski, and Donnetta Jackson, have gone on to successful careers in teaching, choreographing and performing.