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National Tap Dance Day at Arts Fifth Avenue

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Congress certainly knows how to tap dance around important issues, but one thing they did, 30 years ago was create National Tap Dance Day, this year on May 25.

And you can celebrate it in Fort Worth at Arts Fifth Avenue at 7 p.m. 

Under the direction of Gracey Tune, noted tap dancer, choreographer, and historian, Arts Fifth Avenue held its first official Tap Dance Day celebration on May 25, 1990 with retired Speaker of the House of Representatives Jim Wright, as Master of Ceremonies.

Of note, The City of Fort Worth was the first and only city in the Southwest to celebrate Tap Day until 1995 when a small group from Fort Worth (also under Gracey’s direction) helped Gloria Whetstone establish a similar celebration at the West End in Dallas. You’re welcome Dallas.

Arts Fifth Avenue still proudly celebrates National Tap Dance Day each year with a sensational performance and outdoor experience including silent auction, and more! Everyone is invited to share in the special day with Arts Fifth Avenue. Admission is free and the entertainment for all ages.

This year attendees can participate in a bike raffle. The bike is in the building and will be raffled off on National Tap Dance Day, May 25, 2019. Raffle tickets are one for $5 or 5 for $20 (need not be present to win.)

The bike is a Hyper Shock Mountain bike, 18 gears, front & rear linear pull brakes and a lightweight matte finish frame.

1628 5th Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76104




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