Take A TAPCATION™ and Discover One of Saint Petersburg-Clearwater’s Hidden Treasures - Florida’s Rhythm
Every community deserves a champion for tap dance, but few can harness the true power of the Tap Girl of Florida and the Florida Tap Dance Project. Discover Florida’s rhythm during the 2nd Annual Dunedin Tap Dance Festival, sponsored by Kayla J. Cowart, the Tap Girl of Florida and hosted by Patricia Ann Dance Studios. This family friendly event is free to the public and includes a weekend of events filled with sun and fun activities.
The Tap Girl of Florida prides herself on the inclusive nature of the community tap dance festival. This is not an elitist event, but one for all ages and abilities to enjoy being immersed in the world of tap dance. A community of rhythm and inspiration; you don’t want to miss this event with its undeniable mastery of musicality and pulsating rhythm. At the Dunedin Tap Dance Festival you will make friends and come away with a new understanding of tap and its power to bring people together.
Enjoy the Florida Tap Dance Project at its best with the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel and Suites in North Clearwater/Dunedin. This Hotel is the host of the 2nd Annual Dunedin Tap Dance Festival. Located in beautiful Downtown Dunedin and a stone throw away from all of the Dunedin Tap Dance Festival activities; the Holiday Inn has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
In recognition of Dunedin’s pedestrian-friendly vibe, it has been named one of the top five small walking communities by RunThePlanet.com and the “Best Walking Town in America” by The Walking Magazine. After a fun day of tap dance events and activities, you can take of your taps, put on your walking shoes and get ready to amble.
The waterfront community of Dunedin has a very walkable downtown. Quaint antiques shops, unique art galleries, lively pubs, a micro-brewery and fine restaurants are all within easy walking distance on and off Main Street. Pocket parks, colorful landscaping, traditional streetlights and interesting architecture add to the town's appeal.
While you are exploring downtown Dunedin during the Annual Dunedin Tap Dance Festival keep your eyes peeled for colorful 6-foot tall dolphins along the acclaimed Saint Petersburg-Clearwater Dolphin Trail. At Patricia Ann Dance Studios you can take a picture with “Rhythm”– one of the most animated dolphins on the Trail and the official mascot of the Florida Tap Dance Project. Saint Petersburg-Clearwater has always been an incredible location for dolphin watching. It is the place to meet America’s most famous dolphin, Winter, the dolphin with no tail. And now it is also the place to encounter Rhythm, the dolphin with tap shoes for tails.
After the Tap Dance Festival you will want to stay an extra day to grab your swimsuit and visit Saint Petersburg-Clearwater Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island State Parks. One of the few untouched islands along the Gulf Coast and 3 miles of pristine beaches accessible only by boat, Caladesi Island is an unspoiled paradise. Just like the magic you will experience during the Festival, Caladesi Island is an enchanting place for swimming, sun-bathing, picnics, snorkeling, or shelling.
The 2nd Annual Dunedin Tap Dance Festival takes place the weekend of September 13th- 15th,, 2019. The free to the public event will include a Friday evening Tap Dance Jam Session - “Tap on Tap”, at the Dunedin House of Beer, free Saturday tap dance workshops sponsored by the Tap Dance Ambassadors of Florida, and culminates with evening performances in Pioneer Park that are open to the public at no charge.
To learn more about this opportunity and take advantage of this Tapcation™ visit the web at www.dunedintapfest.com.
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