Every February the VanTap family gathers to celebrate one of the most influential tap dancers of recent history: Gregory Hines. The mentor of VanTap Artistic Director, Andrew Nemr, Gregory Hines may be seen as the spearhead of the current global tap dance community.
A lover of community, Hines once was quoted as saying, “The minute you lace up your first pair of tap shoes, you’re in.” And so we gather…
- To celebrate the journey of every dancer in our community, from those just starting, to those pushing the limits.
- To remember the immense contribution Gregory Hines gave to our form.
- To celebrate the vibrancy of our current community of dancers, musicians, and organizers.
It is thanks in large part to Gregory Hines’ work that tap dance is as vibrant as it is today. Celebrate Greg is just one way VanTap is working to keep it that way.
Learn more about Gregory Hines here.