Dormeshia Credit: Eduardo Patino photo

Add more tap dance to your dance calendar this month when Dormeshia returns to The Joyce Theater with the world premiere of “Rhythm is Life” which “celebrates both the art form she dominates and life itself.” This newest work of “…percussive perfection draws on the collective pulse of life to create a meditative voyage of music and dance,” according to the release. For the one-week run, July 26-31, Dormeshia will be joined by other favored tappers and a live band. For more information visit

June 13-July 16 – American Ballet Theatre continues their return season at the Metropolitan Opera House with the New York Premieres of Alonzo King’s “Single Eye” (July 7) and many more new and repertory works. For more information visit

July 4-10 – Back to live and in-person events, the NYC Tap Festival, the American Tap Dance Foundation’s week-long tap festival returns with tap dance workshops, performances and special events including the “Copasetic” Boat Ride (July 6), Tap Future performances and ATDF Tap Dance Awards (July 8), Rhythm in Motion concert (July 9) and “Tap It Out” (July 10). For more information visit

July 7&9 – jaamil olawale kosoko, the Nigerian American author, performance artist, and curator of Yoruba and Natchez descent will present their book “Black Body Amnesia: Poems and Other Speech Acts” within The Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibition, “Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art,” performing an excerpt from their new living artwork, “Black Body Amnesia” (July 7). On July 9, kosoko will perform “Black Body Amnesia” at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. For more information visit

July 13-17 – At Gibney, the 18th annual Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival brings the hip hop dance community to New York City for a five-day festival with a panel discussion, workshops, and performances. For more information visit

July 15 – Les Ballet Afrik and Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company share the stage for Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information visit

July 16 – The 2nd edition of Dance Films returns to The Invisible Dog Art Center featuring films from French and international artists. Featured will be: O Samba do Crioulo Doido: “Ruler and Compass” (2020, 15mn) by Calixto Neto (Brazil); “Nioun Rec” (2021, 9mn) by Amala Dianor and Grégoire Korganow (France); and “A Young Girl in Her Nineties” (Une jeune fille de 90 ans) (2016, 85mn) by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Yann Coridian. For more information visit

July 20-31 – Little Island’s Music & Dance Festival, co-curated by Ayodele Casel, Michael McElroy and Torya Beard will celebrate blues, jazz, hip hop, soul, Broadway and more. Guests include Brinae Ali, Luke Hickey, Barkha Patel, Max Pollak, Soles of Duende; Generation Dance! Featuring Laraine Goodman, Kevin Iega Jeff, Earl Mosley; Soul to Soul: Black Women in Music featuring Capathia Jenkins, Lillias White, Melonie Daniels and hosted by Phylicia Rashad and Michael McElroy; and Maurice Chestnut’s Beats, Rhymes, and Tap Shoes and more. For more information visit

July 22 – Ragamala Dance Company will present Sacred Earth as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! At the Lena Horne Bandshell. For more information visit

July 28-30 – At JACK, the choreographer/dancer Kensaku Shinohara shares a solo that reflects on sexuality, objectification, intimacy, dominance and boundaries. The series is curated by Stacy Grossfield as part of her Images // Landscapes. For more information visit

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