If you are a fan of tap dancing, you will be thrilled to learn that the International Tap Association has recently moved its headquarters to Austin. In the process, it also named Acia Gray as its new president. Gray, who was the co-founder and Artistic Director of Tapestry Dance Company, is well-known within the tap dancing community and is viewed as one of the most innovative tap dancers in the industry.
It is quite an honor for the City of Austin to become the new headquarters for the International Tap Association, which has over 1000 members located throughout 28 different countries. The goal of the association is to promote a greater understanding of tap while also preserving the art form and further developing the special type of dance. Another goal of the association is to create new tap performance venues. Therefore, Austin residents certainly be finding a great deal of tap opportunities within the city and will likely see much more of the art form represented at special festivals and events.