Welcome to the first Taptastic Festival! The German Tapdance Festival!

What´s a better way to begin 2016 than a Tapfestival? Let´s welcome the New Year together!

For four days, there will be 8 Teachers from the USA, Belgium, Spain, England and Swiss going to get you rocking. We will have classes for everybody - from Beginners to Advanced+! During the days you can learn from the artist - at night you can admire them on stage. 

Wilhelmshaven is a beautiful city in northern Germany, located at the Jade Bight, a bay of the North Sea. The city counts many beautiful sights such as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Bridge, lots of museums, the South Beach and the harbor. You can go shopping in Wilhelmshaven´s beautiful downtown area or enjoy the nightlife in the city´s many bars and clubs. There are many reasons to come to Wilhelmshaven! 

Dunses Dance School and the Tapdance Factory are well known for their fantastic Tapdance Events in Wilhelmshaven. Now it´s time to host the second international Tapdance festival in Wilhelmshaven. Let´s make music together and learn from each other to make the Tap community bigger and stronger! 

You can already look forward to Ruben Sanchez (Barcelona), Daniel Borak (Zürich), Josh Hilberman (Belgium), Avalon Rathgeb (London), Sarah Reich (Los Angeles), Aaron Tolson (New York), Jason Janas (Los Angeles) and Jason Samuels Smith (New York)!

Gibt es etwas besseres, als das Jahr 2016 mit einem Steptanzfestival zu beginnen? Lasst uns zusammen das Neue Jahr begrüßen!

Vier Tage lang, werden 8 Lehrer aus den USA, Spanien, Belgien, England und der Schweiz euch einheitzen. Wir haben Kurse für Jedermann - Vom Anfänger bis hin zum Professionellen Tänzer. Am Tag kannst du von den Dozenten lernen - Am Abend erlebst du sie auf der Bühne.

Wilhelmshaven ist eine schöne Stadt im Norden von Deutschland, direkt am Jadebusen, eine Bucht von der Nordsee. Die Stadt hat viele schöne Sehenwürdigkeiten, wie z.B. die Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke, viele Museen, den Südstrand und den Hafen. Du kannst in der Innenstadt einkaufen gehen oder das Nachtleben in den Bars und Clubs genießen. Es gibt viele Gründe nach Wilhelmshaven zu kommen!

Die ADTV Tanzschule Dunse und die Tapdance Factory e.V. sind bekannt für ihre fantastischen Steptanzveranstaltungen in Wilhelmshaven. Nun ist es Zeit für das zweite internationale Steptanzfestival in Wilhelmshaven. Lasst uns zusammen Musik machen, voneinander lernen und die Stepgemeinschaft größer und stärker werden lassen. 

Freut euch auf Ruben Sanchez (Barcelona), Daniel Borak (Zürich),Josh Hilberman (Belgien), Avalon Rathgeb (London), Sarah Reich (Los Angeles), Aaron Tolson (New York), Jason Janas (Los Angeles) und Jason Samuels Smith (New York)!




 Are you looking for a Hotel in Wilhelmshaven?

The Nordseehotel offers special festival rates for you:

Price Double Room with Breakfast: 80,00€

Price Single Room with Breakfast: 45,00€

Code for special festival rate: Taptastic Festival

Nordseehotel Wilhelmshaven

Zum Ölhafen 205 

26384 Wilhelmshaven

Fon: 04421-9650

E-mail: nordseehotel-@t-online.de


Du möchtest im Hotel unterkommen? Das Nordseehotel hat besondere Konditionen für die Festivalteilnehmer:

Doppelzimmer mit Frühstück: 80,00€

Einzelzimmer mit Frühstück: 45,00€

Code für die besonderen Konditionen: Taptastic Festival

Host Family

Would you like to stay with a host family? Please contact us an we will be happy to help you find a host family for you and your friends.

Würdest du gerne in einer Gastfamilie unterkommen? Bitte melde dich bei uns und zusamme werden wir eine passende Gastfamilie für dich und deine Freunde finden. 




The closest airport is in Bremen (by car 1 Hour) or Hamburg (by car 2 Hours)! From there, you can go by train or bus to Wilhelmshaven!

If you want that we will organize a shuttle from Bremen Airport to Wilhelmshaven and from Wilhelmshaven back to Bremen Airport! Please contact us for more Information!

We will also have a Shuttle in Wilhelmshaven from the Nordseehotel to the Studio and to the Pumpwerk (Eventlocation) every day! 

Der nächste Flughafen ist in Bremen (1 Autostunde entfernt) oder in Hamburg (2 Autostunden entfernt)! Von da aus kannst du mit dem Zug oder dem Bus nach Wilhelmshaven kommen. 

Wenn du möchtest, organisieren wir einen Shuttel vom Bremer Flughafen nach Wilhelmshaven und wieder zurück! Bitte kontaktiere und für weitere Informationen!

Zusätzlich haben wir jeden Tag einen Shuttel vom Nordseehotel zur Tanzschule und zum Pumpwerk (Veranstaltungsort)!


 The Workshops will be in the Danceschool called Tanzschule Dunse and the the Shows and Party in the Kulturzentrum Pumpwerk

Tanzschule Dunse

Gökerstraße 124

26384 Wilhelmshaven


Kulturzentrum Pumpwerk

Banter Deich

26382 Wilhelmshaven


Ruben Sanchez

Ruben Sanchez

Rubén Sánchez García, was borned in lleida in 1978. He starts learning dance at 6 years old such as classic ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, ballroom dance and others with most of the best well known teachers around the world. But it's tap what he likes the most studying with Tap Master Guillem Alonso, Jason Samuels Smith, Max Pollack, Josh Hillbermann, Derick Grant, Ted Levi, Leela Petronio, Sharon Lavi and Barbara Duffy.

In 2011 creates de show Swing and Gin in Barcelona, sharing stage with the tap dancer Ludovico Hombravella. The same year developes the brand RUBEN SANCHEZ DANCEWEAR being the Official Sponsor SFUMATO Show by L'A Rachid Ouramdane and Tap Factory by Vincent Pausanias. We also have been sponsorong several tap dance events all over the world such as TAP ON Barcelona 2013 and 2014, HOOFERZ Tap Fest in Antwerp 2013-2014, New York City Tap Festival 2014, Paris Tap Fest 2014, The Vancouver international Tap Festival 2014, Castellon Tap Fest 2012-2013-22014 between others. RUBEN SANCHEZ DANCE WEAR is also the Official Sponsor of the world wide well known tap dancer Jason Janas.

Daniel Borak

Daniel Borak

Daniel Borak has won a total of 11 gold medals over the years at the tap dance world championships in Riesa (Germany) – six of them in the solo artist category. He has performed on stage and in TV shows on numerous occasions, including appearances with famous Swiss comedians Ursus & Nadeschkin and in the ‘Czechoslovakia has Talent’ show. In 2013 he was hired as a dancer and appointed dance captain by Le Théâtre in Kriens for the musical “Flashdance”.

For several years now, Daniel has been teaching at Backstage Studio Zurich and at the family-owned school called ‘Dance Studio Liba Borak’ in Winterthur, Switzerland, providing courses for children and adults in tap dance and hip-hop. Since 2006, he has been choreographing pieces of his own, which
regularly win top championship awards at national and international level. Each year, Daniel and his mother Liba Borak produce a major show in which they present their latest creations to their home audience in Winterthur at the city’s leading theatres. In 2013 he was hired as tap dance choreographer (in collaboration with Nat Huor) for the musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot”.

Jason Janas

Jason Janas

Jason Janas is one of the most exceptional rhythm-artists of his generation and is invited to festivals worldwide. Originally from New Jersey, he began his tap dance instruction under Ms. Deborah Mitchell and was the first charter member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble. He then found a love for the dance and continued to learn and study the art form. He also trained and was a member of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble under the direction of Gene Medler.

Some of his show credits include “Souls of our Feet” with Tapestry Dance Company, “Wonderland” with Sara Savelli and Ayodele Casel, and most recently co-choreographed and was featured in “Tap Stars” with Rasta Thomas. He currently teaches for Wild Dance Convention and West Coast Dance Explosion, and has taught at festivals in New Jersey, Chicago, New York, L.A., Charlotte, Austin, San Antonio, Vancouver, Zurich, Curitiba (Brazil), Moscow, Barcelona, Alessandria (Italy), Olbia (Italy) and Costa Rica. He loves to tap dance. He loves to learn from other tap dancers, and learn and study about the tap dancers and masters who came before him.

Jason Samuel Smith

Jason Samuel Smith

Jason Samuels Smith (performer, choreographer, instructor) has emerged as a multi-talented leader in the Art form of Tap. Over the course of his extensive travels, he has influenced, and at times, introduced the culture of tap dance to audiences of all ages and social economic backgrounds. Accolades include a Dance Magazine Award, an Emmy and an American Choreography Award for “Outstanding Choreography”. Mr. Samuels-Smith has also received Bessie recognition (NY Dance and Performance Awards); the Gregory Hines Humanitarian Award; Hoofers Award; Certificate of Appreciation by the City of Los Angeles for creating the First Annual Los Angeles Tap Festival (2003); Proclamation declaring April 23rd “Jason Samuels Day” from the City of Shreveport, Louisiana; the “Ivy of Education” from Brainerd Institute; the “President Kenny Award” from Stony Brook; an Andrew Mellon Grant/Joyce Foundation Residency; an Alpert/ McDowell Residency Award; an Arts International Grant; National Performance Network and Map funding among others in support of his work. Choreography and special guest performances include movies “Idlewild” w/ Outkast; Black Nativity; TV hit series Psych with Dule Hill as well as for Comicon; Mya on CBS’s Secret Talents of the Stars; Fox’s hit series “So You Think You Can Dance” (solo & company special guest performances); and ABC’s Dancing with The Stars.

Other television and film credits include the TV One Christmas Special (2013), Dean Hargrove’s award-winning short film “Tap Heat” (co-star); co-star of dance documentary UPAJ to air on PBS (2014); Nostalgia:A Tap Film; AlleyOop Films “Kaleidoscope” and “Nautilus”; and Debbie Allen’s AMC series “Cool Women” to name a few. Performances include Sammy (tribute to Sammy Davis jr.); Soul Possessed (leading role); Tony Award winning Broadway show Bring in Da’Noise, Bring in Da’Funk (principal and lead roles); and Imagine Tap! (leading role). Mr. Samuels Smith continues to tour the world with his own tap company formerly known as A.C.G.I (Anybody Can Get It); India Jazz Suites co-starring with Kathak Master Pandit Chitresh Das; JaJa Productions Band; Chasing The Bird - A Charlie Parker inspired work; and most recently “Transformation: Rhythm’s Roots , a collaboration with critically acclaimed musician Owen “Fiidla” Brown (commissioned by the Charles & Joan Gross Family Foundation. As a humanitarian, his work has supported organizations such as Dancers Responding to Aids, Tied to Greatness, Career Transitions for Dancers, Groove With Me and Tap Into A Cure to name a few. Recent projects include Tap World, a documentary spotlighting original stories of Tap Dancers around the globe and Tap Dreams, a worldwide documentary/global exchange awarding young aspiring dancers scholarships to attend the most popular tap festivals within the US. As the official Tap representative for BLOCH he has successfully developed his own professional tap shoe. Mr. Samuels Smith aims to promote respect for the art form and create opportunities for tap dancers, as he continues to provide leadership as a spokesman for tap around the world.

Josh Hilberman

Josh Hilberman

Groomed by tap and vaudeville stars of the 1930´s, tap dance artist Joshua Hilberman has shared the stage with Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, Brenda Bufalino and most every tap dancer of note. 

Long-time artistic collaboratins include mentors Bufalino and tap´s great pianist Paul Arslanian. Together with dancer/producer Drika Overton, and the German duo Tap and Tray, Josh had been creating and performing original ensemble and solo theatrical productions for over 20 years. 

Josh has taught hundreds of workshops and Tap Festivals, including New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Düsseldorf, etc. His deep understanding of Tap Dance in performance combined with a healthy sense of humor make him a fun, patient, enlightening Instructor. 

Sarah Reich

Sarah Reich

Sarah Reich (Performer, Choreographer, Instructor) has emerged as one of the new leaders in the Art Form of Tap Dance. At the young age of 15, this Los Angeles native was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine´s article, 20 Hot Tappers Under 20 and was named one of the 25 To Watch in the 2009 Dance Magazine article. Ever since, Sarah has been sought after to perform, choreograph, and teach in over fifteen countries outside of the United States including France, Spain, China, Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina, Honduras, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Croatia, Taiwan, Italy, Mexico and Australia. 

Most recently, Sarah has been touring across North America with Scott Bradlee´s Postmodern Jukebox and was seen on Season 11 of FOX´s So You Think You Can Dance with Chloe Arnold´s Syncopated Ladies. With her own company, Tap Music Project, she choreographed and performed at the Ford Amphitheatre, UCLA´s JazzReggae Festival, The Edison, Blue Whale, and the LA County Holiday Celebration. Sarah was also a performer at Madison Square Garden for the opening of the NY Knicks 2013-2014 season.

In addition to her vast international travels and countless television appearances, Sarah has had the honor to perform at some of the most prestigious venues back home in Los Angeles such as The Hollywood Bowl, the Ford Amphitheatre, the Freek Theater with Mexican Pop-Star, Cristian Castro and Kodak Theater with the great Herbie Hancock.

Aaron Tolson

Aaron Tolson

 A New Hampshire native, Aaron started dancing at the age of ten. At 14 the tap prodigy was invited to perform in the Great Tap Reunion at the Apollo Theatre alongside tap legends Derick Grant, Savion Glover, and Gregory Hines, as well as the rest of the cast of the movie TAP! 

During his senior year to successfully auditioned for the New York Shakespeare Festival tap programm, also known as Funk U! Soon Aaron became a company member of Manhattan Tap and worked in the show Tap Dogs. Jumping feet-first into choreography, he landed a job with Absolut in a natinal tour titled Absolut Tap! Soon adter, Aaron accepted a role in the national and international tours of Riverdance. He was a featured soloist and captain of the tap dancers for six years as he performed on Broadway and at Radio City Music Hall, on various TV shows, at NBA ganes, and on stages the world over.

In 2006 Aaron began working with longtime friend Derick Grant on Imangine Tap!, a Chicago-bases show whose formation would become the subject of a feature-length documentary, titled Tap or Die. As a faculty member at The Boston Conservatory and Plymouth State University, Aaron choreographed, produced and directed Something to Tap About, Tapped, Tapped In and Inspired, all featuring performers from his own New England Tap Ensemble. Aaron formed New England Tap Ensemble, anon-profit organization, in May of 2007 to promote the art of tap in the community while fostering a sense of individuality in a professional artist.

From Montana to Moscow, Aaron has performed and taught at numerous festivals including LA Tap Festival, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Beantown Tap Fest, Tap United, Tampa Bay Tap Festival, Tap Kids Brazil International Tap Festival and FeetxFeet. Other favorite performances include Bookline Chorus ´Duke Ellington Sacred Concert, The Late Show with Liam O´Conner in Ireland, and playing Drosselmeyer in Clara´s Dream in A Jazz Nutcracker. Aaron is currently on faculty with Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center in New York City and is the director of Tap2You, an all-tap dance cometition. In addition, he is the national spokesperson for SoDanca, and the Director of Speaking in Taps, a pre-professional youth company. Body & Sole Fitness is Aaron Tolson´s latest project, and one that allows him to share his love of tap with non-dancers, while working out and staying fit at the same time. Not coincidentally, Body & Sole was conceived in 2013, the same year he welcomed his daugther Charlotte into the world. Aaron currently lives in New York with wife Emily, Charlotte, and their miniature schnauzer, Mighty.

Avalon Rathgeb

Avalon Rathgeb

 Professional Tap dancer Avalon Rathgeb was born in South Devon, UK, where she trained at her mothers dancing school Rathgeb school of Dance and Totnes School of Dance until the age of 18. In 2006 she was awarded a full time scholarship to the train at the renowed vocational dance school- Bird College, London. Graduating in 2009 she knew that tap dance was her passion and took decision to solely focus on that genre. Since graduating she has completed 2 internships for the American Tap Dance Foundation on NYC, was a company member of Grant Swifts TeAyPe n Melbourne, Australia and has danced in the leading Tap dance companies in the UK including Grounded, Juggling On Tap and The Pulse Collective. Avalon was invited to accept one of the 25 places reserved for outstanding dancers in the 2014 Tap programme at the school at Jacob´s Pillow in Massachusetts, USA. 

Her career highlights include performing in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics as a tap dancing dementor, being asked to join Tapestry Dance Company, North America´s only full time and paid Tap dance company, the 1st INternational Chinese film awards with Ryan Campell-Birch at the Westminster´s Grand Hall, London, performing with Michelle Dorrance and the Michele Drees trio at Nolais 11, the closing ceremony for the 1st European games in Baku, Azerbaijan and recently creating her own company `Old Kent Road` for Resolution! 2015 at `The Place`, London. 

Avalon regulay teaches for international tap festivals and workshops including the Stockholm Tap festival, Prague City Tap Festival, Australian Tap festival, Escola Luthier Dansa and MadTap- Madrid, Tanzhaus- Düsseldorf, Tip-Tap- Poland, Zig-Zag Studios Prague, and Dubrovnik Tap festival- Croatia. Here in London Avalon teaches at Bird College, Pineapple Dance Studios and South London Dance Studios. She has adjudicated at MCR International Copetition- Brno, Czech Republic and Imperial society for teachers of dance- Star Tap Awards. 

Classes & Tickets

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Registration Taptastic Festival 2016!

Put together your individual Taptastic Schedule! You can choose from 40 different open Classes and/or 4 Intensive Residence! Just make sure that you don´t have 2 classes at the same time ;). We will send you a confirmation email with the total amount you will have to pay after you have finished the reservation.

Please note: We can only guarantee you a place for a class after your payment is received. 

Kreiere deinen ganz individuellen Taptastic Stundenplan! Du hast die Auswahl aus 40 verschiedenen Kursen und/oder 4 Intensive Residence! Bitte pass auf, dass du nicht 2 Kurse zur selben Zeit buchst ;). Nach der Reservierung schicken wir dir eine Bestätigungsemail mit der endgültig zu zahlenden Summe. 

Bitte beachte: Wir können dir deinen Platz in den Kursen erst garantieren, nachdem das Geld bei uns eingegangen ist. 

Open Classes: 

You can choose from 40 different Classes a 75 minutes. You can try every kind of Level and Theme Classes like Slides, Airsteps, Soft Shoe or Wings&Pullbacks. 

If you have questions just send us a message: info@taptastic.de

Du hast die Möglichkeit aus 40 verschiedenen Kursen a 75 Minuten zu wählen. Du kannst sämtliche Leistungsstufen ausprobieren und natürlich auch die Themen-Kurse, wie z.B. Slides, Airsteps, Soft Shoe oder Wings&Pullbacks.

Wenn du irgendwelche Fragen hast dann schreib uns unter: info@taptastic.de

Intensive Residence: 

For the first we have 4 Intensive Residences! Every Day you have class with the same Group of Students and the same Teacher! In 7,5 hours, you will learn a whole Choreogaphy and will get the chance to perform it at the Concert of the Masters! Chosse your Level and get ready for the Stage! This is an Experience you will never forget! 

The Youth Residence (Age 15 - 18) and Level Intermediate/Advanced!

Zum erst Mal haben wir 4 Intensive Residences! Jeden Tag hast du mit der gleichen Gruppe and Schülern und demselben Lehrer! In 7,5 Stunden lernst du eine komplette Choreographie und bekommst die Möglichkeit sie beim Concert of the Masters vorzuführen! Such dir deine Leistungsstufe aus und sei bereit für die Bühne! Das ist eine Erfahrung, die du nie wieder vergessen wirst! 

Die Youth Residence (Alter 15-18) ist das Level Intermediate/Advanced!



Youth Intensive Residence (Age 15-21) Intermediate/Advanced with Daniel Borak

Date Time Class Reserve
Saturday, 2nd of January 2016 02:15 - 04:15 pm SA-DB-01
Sunday, 3rd January 2016 11:45 - 01:45 pm SU-DB-02
Monday, 4th January 2016 09:30 - 11:30 am MO-DB-03
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 09:30 - 11:00 am TU-DB-04
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 06:00 - 06:15 pm Stage Rehearsal

Intermediate Intensive Residence with Sarah Reich

Date Time Class Reserve
Sunday, 3rd January 2016 04:15 - 06:45 pm SU-SR-01
Monday, 4th January 2016 11:45 - 02:45 pm MO-SR-02
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 02:45 - 04:45 pm TU-SR-03
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 05:45 - 06:00 pm Stage Rehearsal

Advanced Intensive Residence with Jason Janas

Date Time Class Reserve
Saturday, 2nd of January 2016 06:45 - 08:45 pm SA-JJ-01
Sunday, 3rd January 2016 9:30 - 11:30 am SU-JJ-02
Monday, 4th January 2016 03:00 - 05:00 pm MO-JJ-03
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 11:15 - 12:45 pm TU-JJ-04
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 05:15 - 05:30 pm Stage Rehearsal

Professional Intensive Residence with Jason Samuels Smith

Date Time Class Reserve
Saturday, 2nd of January 2016 04:30 - 06:30 pm SA-JS-01
Sunday, 3nd of January 2016 02:00 - 04:00 pm SU-JS-02
Monday, 4th January 2016 05:15 - 07:15 pm MO-JS-03
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 01:00 - 02:30 pm TU-JS-04
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 05:30 - 05:45 pm Stage Rehearsal

Saturday - 2nd of January 2016

Time Studio 1 Reserve Time Studio 2 Reserve
03:00 - 04:15 pm Advanced
Ruben Sanchez
03:15 - 04:15 pm Kids
Aaron Tolson
04:30 - 05:45pm Advanced+
Aaron Tolson
04:30 - 05:45pm Intermediate
Ruben Sanchez
sold out
06:00 - 07:15 pm Beginner
Avalon Rathgeb
06:00 - 07:15 pm Soft Shoe
Josh Hilberman
07:30 - 08:45 pm Beginner/Intermediate
Avalon Rathgeb
07:30 - 08:45 pm Intermediate/Advanced
Josh HIlberman

Sunday - 3rd of January 2016

Time Studio 1 Reserve Time Studio 2 Reserve
10:00 - 11:15 am Advanced
Avalon Rathgeb
10:15 - 11:15 am Kids
Daniel Borak
11:30 -12:45 pm Beginner
Ruben Sanchez
sold out 11:30 - 12:45 pm Wings&Pullbacks Intermediate/Advanced
Aaron Tolson
01:15 - 02:30 pm Beginner/Intermediate
Josh Hilberman
sold out 01:15 - 02:30 pm Intermediate/Advanced
Jason Janas
02:45 - 04:00 pm Slides Beginner/Intermediate
Avalon Rathgeb
02:45 - 04:00 pm Advanced
Sarah Reich
04:15 - 05:30 pm Advanced+
Jason Janas
04:15 - 05:30 pm Intermediate
Aaron Tolson
sold out

Monday - 4th of January 2016

Time Studio 1 Reserve Time Studio 2 Reserve
10:00 - 11:15 am Advanced
Aaron Tolson
10:15 - 11:15 am Kids
Sarah Reich
11:30 - 12:45 pm Intermediate/Advanced
Ruben Sanchez
11:30 - 12:45 pm Advanced+
Aaron Tolson
01:00 - 02:15 pm Slides Intermediate/Advanced
Jason Janas
01:00 - 02:15 pm Beginner/Intermediate
Ruben Sanchez
02:30 - 03:45 pm Intermediate/Advanced
Jason Samuels Smith
02:30 - 03:45 pm Advanced
Avalon Rathgeb
04:00 - 05:15 pm Intermediate
Josh Hilberman
04:00 - 05:15 pm Beginner/Intermediate
Sarah Reich
sold out
05:30 - 06:45 pm Beginner
Josh Hilberman
05:30 - 06:45 pm Intermediate
Daniel Borak
sold out

Tuesday - 5th of January 2016

Time Studio 1 Reserve Time Studio 2 Reserve
10:00 - 11:15 am Intermediate/Advanced
Avalon Rathgeb
10:00 - 11:15 am Soft Shoe
Josh Hilberman
11:30 - 12:45 pm Beginner/Intermediate
Josh Hilberman
11:30 - 12:45 pm Advanced+
Sarah Reich
01:15 - 02:30 pm Beginner
Ruben Sanchez
01:15 - 02:30 pm Intermediate
Avalon Rathgeb
02:45 - 04:00 pm Intermediate/Advanced
Ruben Sanchez
02:45 - 04:00 pm Improvisation
Daniel Borak
sold out
04:15 - 05:30 pm Wings&Pullbacks Beginner/Intermediate
Aaron Tolson
04:15 - 05:30 pm Advanced
Daniel Borak

Parties & Shows & Other Packages

Date Title Time Location Reserve
Saturday, 2nd of January 2016 Lunch 5:00 - 7:30pm Tanzschule Dunse
Sunday, 3nd of January 2016 Lunch 12:00 - 03:00 pm Tanzschule Dunse
Monday, 4th January 2016 Lunch 12:00 - 3:00 pm Tanzschule Dunse
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 Lunch 12:00 - 03:00 pm Tanzschule Dunse
Sunday, 3nd January 2016 & Tuesday, 5th January Combi Ticket Studentshowcase & Concert of the Masters 8:00 pm & 7:30 pm Pumpwerk
Saturday, 2nd of January 2016 Welcome Party 10:00 pm Pumpwerk Club
Sunday, 3nd of January 2016 Studentshowcase 8:00 pm Pumpwerk
Sunday, 3nd of January 2016 Tap Jam 10:00 pm Pumpwerk Club
Monday, 4th January 2016 Europe Premiere TAP WORLD FILM 8:15 pm UCI Kinowelt
Monday, 4th January 2016 Superhero Party 10:00 pm Miss Peppers
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 Concert of the Masters 07:30 pm Pumpwerk
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 Dinnerparty 9:30 pm Le Patron

Legend and Recommended Tap Experience

Kids = age 6-12 years

Youth Residence (Age 15-21) Intermediate/Advanced

Soft Shoe: Please bring Hard Sole shoes without taps! 





Open Classes (a 75 min.) : 28;00€ 

Kids Classes: 28,00€

Intensive Residence:

Intensive Residence (7,5 Hours) : 190,00€ included one Ticket for Concert of the Masters


Tap Jam: Free Entry


Superhero Party: 3,00€ 

Dinnerparty: 19,50€

At the Dinnerparty we are in a nice Location, with a nice Buffet and a great last Party with all the Teachers. The Last Moment, where we have Time to talk, eat and dance together, before everyone is going home again! Tickets are Limited!

Studentshowcase: 12,50€

It´s always a nice Event with so many different Performances. Students from all over the World performing on Stage! Solo, Duo, Groups or Formations, with Music or Acapella! 

Concert of the Masters: 27,50€

The Highlight of the Taptastic Festival! The Intensive Residence-Students performing their new Choreography which they learned at the Festival! And of course every Teacher will perform to Livemusic! You can´t miss this Concert!

Combi-Ticket (Studentshowcase/Concert of the Masters) : 32,50€  Limited Selection

Lunch and Snacks at Tanzschule Dunse:

Lunch per Day (Saladbar and something warm like Pasta): 6,50€


Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy: To meet the responsibilities and commitments made by the Festival committee we thank you for accepting the following cancellation policy: If you cancel your registration before 24th December 2015, the full amount paid minus a non-refundable fee of 50,00€ will be returned. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after 24th December 2015. Any class with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled but attendees will have the choice of an alternate class or a refund. 

Please note: Your place for a class is not guaranteed until your payment is received.

Insurance policy: The attendees participating in the activities of the festival do this on their own accord and release ADTV Tanzschule Dunse and the Tapdance Factory Commitee, and all its locations, from liability.

Stornierungsbedingungen: Um die Planung des Festivals so zuverlässig wie möglich zu gestalten, bitten wir Sie die folgenden Stornierungsbedingungen zu akzeptieren: Wenn Sie ihre Registrierung vor dem 24. Dezember 2015 stornieren, wird Ihnen der von Ihnen bereits bezahlte Betrag abzüglich einer Gebühr in Höhe von 50,00€ erstattet. Für Stornierungen nach dem 24. Dezember 2015 können wir leider keine Erstattung vornehmen. Sollten einzelne Kurse mangels Anmeldungen nicht stattfinden können, so besteht wahlweise die Möglichkeit, ersatzweise einen anderen Kurs zu belegen oder das Geld für den ausgefallenen Kurs zu erstatten.

Bitte beachten Sie: Ihr Platz in einem Kurs ist erst mit Zahlungseingang verbindlich reserviert. 

Versicherungsbedingungen: Die Teilnahme am Festival erfolgt auf eigene Gefahr. Die ADTV Tanzschule Dunse, das Komitee der Tapdance Factory e.V. und die Veranstaltungsorte übernehmen keine Haftung. 

Payment and Requirements

The total amount is payable 2 weeks after your Registration. Please note: Your place for a class ist not guaranteed until your payment is received.

For international attendees, please note, that banking and currency conversion fees might be added to the total amount. 

Account Information:

Name: TapDance Factory e.V.

Bank: Volksbank Wilhelmshaven

IBAN: DE68 2829 0063 1100 1115 80


Die gesamte Summe ist innerhalb von 2 Wochen nach Anmeldung zu bezahlen. Bitte beachte: Wir können dir deinen Platz in den Kursen erst dann garantieren, nachdem das Geld bei uns eingegangen ist. 


Name: TapDance Factory e.V.

Bank: Volksbank Wilhelmshaven

IBAN: DE68 2829 0063 1100 1115 80



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    Gökerstr. 124
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