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This summer is HOT HOT HOT…Foot Honeys!

TAPography may have marked the end of our incredible season, but the Hot Foot Honeys have even more in store before the next season begins! Most importantly, the Honeys would like to extend a monumental THANK YOU to all of our supporters who purchased merch in our fundraisers, attended our show, and purchased raffle tickets.  YOU are the reason the Hot Foot Honeys can continue providing top notch entertainment, and we truly appreciate each and every one of you. As the ONLY professional tap company in Memphis, there are few things more important to us than community outreach.  A handful of our incredible performers were given the opportunity to perform for Black Family Day at the Civil Rights Museum, sponsored by the Jack and Jill Foundation.  This wonderful foundation’s mission is to create strength and support for African American youth through our communities, and we were truly honored to be a part of this.   Visit their website to see how you can become a part of this movement! The Hot Foot Honeys will also be performing May 26th at the 13th Annual Memphis Children’s Theater Festival, hosted by Voices of the South.  This two day event showcases all types of performance, ranging from theater, street performance, and of course, TAP! We encourage everyone to come join us for jam packed schedule of entertainment!  See the full schedule here. Have you ever sat around thinking about how much you love tap dance?  Thought solemnly about those tap shoes collecting dust in your closet?  Well, it’s time to dust them off and join us for COMPANY AUDITIONS! Save the date...

It’s Time for TAPography!

It’s finally here, the week that the Hot Foot Honeys anxiously await all year:  It’s time for our spring showcase, TAPography!  To celebrate, here are some statistics and facts regarding the Hot Foot Honeys, and tap in general! The Hot Foot Honeys began rehearsing in September of this year, meaning we have put in 32 full company rehearsals on Sunday nights! This equates to roughly 48 hours of tap, not including additional Friday or Saturday practices for pieces that do not have the full company, any practice members do on their own, or the countless hours poured into choreographing! This year we have 11 company members: each tap shoe has two taps, so when each member is on stage, there are 44 taps total! We had an incredible turnout at our January 27th workshop! Did you know the biggest workshop occurred in Australia last year, with a turnout of 274 participants?! Can you imagine how loud that was? Originally, tap shoes had wooden bottoms or leather soles.  The metal tap was not introduced until 1910! In the 1950’s and 60’s, it was common for children to attach bottle caps and scraps of metal to the soles of their shoes to mimic famous tap dancers.   There is still plenty of time to reserve your spot for the masterclass with Asha Griffith, happening Saturday April 21st.  Schedule a full day of tap! Children up to 18 will begin at 1:00 pm, and adults will begin at 2:00pm.  Visit our website to ensure you reserve your spot.  Tickets are only $25, a real steal to experience a class like this in...

For the Love of Dance….

For some, Valentine’s Day conjures up images of pink and red, sweet treats, and bouquets of flowers.  For tap dancers, this day holds a very different meaning:  February 14th, 1946, the iconic Gregory Hines was born.  He is responsible for inspiring a new generation of tappers with his diverse talents and passion for spreading the love of tap.  Thanks to his efforts in Congress and the film “Tap”, along with the help of many other artists, we celebrate National Tap Dance Day every May 25th, a day that unifies dancers around the world.  His lifelong love of dance has inspired many of the members of the Hot Foot Honeys, and a special solo will be dedicated to him during our spring showcase, Tapography.  Come share in the love and honor his memory April 20-22 at the Buckman! “I’m going to tap until I can’t: I’ll be so old, all I can do is walk out from the wings to stage center.  But I’ll be there.” -In loving memory of Gregory Hines (February 14th, 1946-August 9, 2003) Our first tap workshop of the year was a wonderful success!  Our beginner and absolute beginner tappers filled both studio spaces at the Evergreen Theater with such rhythm and energy.  A huge thank you to everyone who attended, our incredible board members who go above and beyond to make every Hot Foot Honeys event a success, and Hot Foot Honeys members Cristina and Danielle for being the fearless leaders of each workshop group.  We can’t wait for the next workshop event, which will feature Asha Griffith!  Keep a close eye out for more...