For the 18th year, the NYC Tap Festival returns with the weeklong (July 7 to July 13) celebration of performances, workshops, film screenings and award presentations, including the American Tap Dance Foundation’s Tap Dance Awards (July 10) at Symphony Space. Jared Grimes and Katherine Kramer are recipients of this year’s ATDF Hoofer Award, the Tap Preservation Award will be presented to the late Leticia Jay, the late Ralph Brown will be honored with the Tap Dance Hall of Fame Award and Brown and the Tap Happenings are this year’s inductees into the ATDF Tap Dance Hall of Fame.

Performers for the “Rhythm in Motion Concert Performance” (July 11), directed and curated by Tony Waag include Brinae Ali, Chloe Arnold, Christina Carminucci, Michelle Dorrance, Felipe Galganni, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, Lisa La Touche, Charles Renato, Tamii Sakurai, Delores Sanchez and others. For more information, visit

June 22 to July 20—The Contemporary Dance Series, with modern dance curated by Tiffany Rea-Fisher, at Bryant Park, continues with performances by Tiffany Mills Company, Monteleone Dance, KineticArchitecture Dance, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Hope Boykin Dance, Earl Mosely Institute of the Arts and many more. For more information, visit

June 29 to Sep 2. —Lumberyard Contemporary Arts’ inaugural festival, Under Construction, will feature premieres by Urban Bush Women (June 29 to July 1), STREB Extreme Action Company (July 6 to 8), Bridgman|Packer Dance (July 13 to 14), d. Sabela grimes (July 27 to July 29) and John Jasperse and Jodi Melnick; Ishmael Houston-Jones; and Savion Glover with Marcus Gilmore in August and September. For more information, visit

July 14—In Brooklyn, under artistic director, André M. Zachery, Renegade Performance Group and collaborators will present the community excerpts of their collaborative project Dapline! as part of Arts East NY Summer Saturdaze Urban Gumbo. For more information, visit