Our Mission

N.Y. Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day

From our modest beginnings in 1989, when historian Delilah Jackson’s Black Patti Project produced the first National Tap Dance Day celebration in New York City in a high school auditorium, to the last few years, when near capacity crowds have enjoyed our Tap Extravaganza® at historic Town Hall, The New York Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day has worked hard to fulfill our statement of purpose:

Our Mission:
To raise public appreciation for the unique art and skill involved in tap dancing, which is a true American creation, by presenting it in an entertaining, educational and multicultural way.


To preserve on archival videotape for dance students and scholars of generations to come the dances, steps and visual personalities of the great tap masters of today and the emerging masters of tomorrow.