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2019-2020 is HOT HOT HOT!

The Hot Foot Honeys are officially back in the studio, gearing up for the biggest, best season yet! First and foremost: You asked for it, Memphis, and we are DELIVERING!  Assistant Artistic Director and company member Kelby Auten will be offering a series of adult tap classes, starting September 17th!  This will be from 7-8pm at Theatreworks! If this doesn’t sate your appetite for tap, we also have TWO opportunities coming up for Master classes! Matt Shields will be making a pit stop with Postmodern Jukebox in Memphis, and will be sharing his incredible talent with our community on October 2nd. The following weekend, the Hot Foot Honeys will be having a whirlwind weekend with the incomparable Charles Renato!  Not only will he be setting a piece for our spring show (you will NOT want to miss it!), but he will also be offering a master class on October 12th! Be sure to visit our website to reserve your spot.  Space is limited! The Hot Foot Honeys are also thrilled to announce that we have a new company member to add to our Hive!  Emily Voogd is a student at The University of Memphis, majoring in Theater with an emphasis in Dance, and minoring in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Opera. She has trained in dance for sixteen years, studying under Matthew Lovegood, Judy Leppek, Patrick Roddy, Jacque Robinson, Lane Alexander, and Bril Barrett. She has studied voice for five years under Katie O’Rear, Karina Brazas, Sharen North Jones, and Joel Johnston. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Emily worked as an assistant teacher and choreographed for a tap competition team....

The Hot Foot Honeys 2018 Year in Review

Winter, spring, summer and fall, the Hot Foot Honeys are tapping through them all!  We would like to start with a sincere thank you to all of our supporters this year:  you are truly the bread and butter (with a little bit of Honey!) of what we do.  Your generous donations and attendance make it possible to continue doing amazing things year after year!  For information regarding charitable donations and other ways you can support us, take a look at our website! It’s never been easier to support your favorite tap company. Visit us here! We have had an amazing year of expanding our community outreach: Nothing is more important to the Hot Foot Honeys than reaching parts of the Memphis community that may not have access to the arts otherwise. We started the very early part of our 2018-2019 season with a collaboration with FEMMEMPHIS, with their production of Pretty.  This show bridged the gap with theater and dance, and allowed us to create meaningful relationships across the Memphis theater community. The Honeys brought improv to the Downtown Get Down. Despite the heat, these ladies were moving their feet.  Since many of the Hot Foot Honeys are also teachers, community outreach gearing towards exposing children to tap is one of our top priorities! So far, the company has participated in the Memphis Children’s Theater Festival and GPAC’s Peanut Butter & Jam-Tap, Rhythm and Rhyme.  Our reach doesn’t extend to just Memphis youth though! The Honeys also performed a very special piece for the Survivors Party: a tribute to locals who have survived domestic abuse.  This fall, we had the...

Flap into Fall!

Our 2018-2019 season is in full swing! It may still be hot, and the leaves aren’t quite falling, but the Honeys have fallen right back into our groove, with three weeks in the studio behind us. Our company auditions in August were success! There are FOUR new company members, each bringing their own gifts and style to the table.  Welcome, Chey, Kelby, Brooke, and Katie! If you’re jonesing to see some live tap, our next performance opportunity will be a real treat. Not only will you be supporting your ONLY local tap company, but more importantly you will also be showing your love and support for survivors of domestic abuse as they begin their journey towards a brighter future.  The FRESH START AHEAD event will be held October 5th. The time to dust off your tap shoes is quickly approaching! The first workshop of the season will be October 20th for beginner and absolute beginner (you don’t even need tap shoes to participate!) More details to follow! Keep your eyes on the prize every Tuesday! We are hosting a weekly #taptriviaTuesday event on our Facebook page, where you can answer trivia questions pertaining to women in tap. There will be fabulous prizes, so be sure to go like our page! Follow us on...

Shufflin’ Into Spring!

The Hot Foot Honeys’ very favorite season is upon us! Spring has sprung, our choreography is being perfected with each rehearsal, and the countdown for our spring showcase has officially begun! You can buy your tickets for TAPography ahead of time to ensure you won’t miss out! Visit The Buckman’s website and grab tickets for any of the THREE shows: Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 8:00pm, or Sunday, April 22 at 2:00pm. In addition to our fabulous spring showcase, on April 21st, Asha Griffith will be joining us in teaching a master class!  1:00-2:00pm will be for the kiddos under 18, and 2:00-3:00pm is for intermediate adults 18 and up! Learn some innovative new moves from one of today’s most visionary artists and dynamic performers!  The fee is $25, and you can pay in advance to secure your spot! Visit our website today! You can also catch her performing in a guest spot for TAPography, and see a piece she choreographed for the Hot Foot Honeys to perform. Putting on a show is a major challenge, and pulling it off seamlessly requires a lot of help!  We would like to take a moment to showcase our artists and collaborators for this year’s showcase! First up, Deneka Lewis and her fierce vocal stylings.  We are ever grateful that she continues to grace the stage with us with her beautiful voice.  You can visit her Facebook and take a peek and some of the pieces she’s been performing! Next, we have Siphne Sylve, beatboxing extraordinaire.  We are so excited to collaborate again, because you’ll truly never hear anything quite like this! Please visit Siphne’s website here!...

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...

Tap into 2018

The Hot Foot Honeys are hard back at work as we flap our way into the New Year! Have you ever missed a performance and found yourself wishing there was a way you could see it?  Do you ever just get the urge to check out some exciting tap pieces from the comfort of your own home? The Hot Foot Honeys have some good news for you!  We now have our very own Youtube page!  Check out every single piece from our 2017 Tap by Number showcase at your leisure. Click the link below! Hot Foot Honeys Youtube Our t-shirt fundraiser featuring garments with our brand new logo will be coming to a close on January 17th.  You still have time to get your orders in and represent your only Memphis tap company! Follow the link below to get tote bags, t shirts, tanks and hoodies that support a wonderful cause: getting even more quality dance programming into your city! Tapography Fundraiser And finally, we are hosting our very first Beginner and Absolute Beginner tap workshop of 2018 on January 27th, taught by two of our incredible company members!  Even if you have never tapped before and don’t own a pair of tap shoes, this workshop is still for you!    Visit the link below to lock in your spot (hot tip: if you book early, you get a discount to sweeten the deal!) Tap Workshop Signup As a fun little treat, the Hot Foot Honeys were asked about their resolutions for this year.  It’s always exciting to see what everyone wants to work on, and find ways to...