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Wayne State welcomes dancers for Motor City Tap Fest

August 13, 2014


A whole new breed of tap dancers will show their fancy footwork this weekend at the Motor City Tap Festival in Detroit. The four-day festival consists of a performance Saturday night, social activities and classes for dancers of all levels at Wayne State University. Professionals teaching classes include Gregg Russell, who worked with Michael Jackson and Gene Kelly; Michigan natives Jenefer Miller and Shelby Kaufman; and Guillem Alonso from Spain, to name a few. The festival culminates Saturday with the Motor City Soles concert at Orchestra Hall. Faculty and guest dancers will be accompanied by Metro Detroit musician Skeeto Valdez's the Mighty Funhouse Band. Salsa, ballroom, flamenco and step dancing also will be performed.