Shows, Battles

Performances

An important part of STF is the time outside the dance studio, where you get to hang out and share with other dancers from all around the world.

We offer many different activities to enjoy dance & music, both as participant and spectator: shows & performances, open stage & jam, battles & competitions.

There's also talks/lectures/discussions, where you get a chance to hear from the more experienced dancers to learn more about the history and tradition of our art form.

All events are open for everyone so invite all friends and family!


NOTE: All events except the Wednesday Show and the Sunday Gala are at Kulturama Hammarby Sjöstad.

Street address, coming from the bus/tram stop "Luma": Heliosgången 18, 120 30 Stockholm


Wednesday, March 27th | STF 2024 Grand Opening - Show with Dorrance Dance

14.30 - 18.15    Master Classes

20.00                 Opening Show at SÖDRA TEATERN

22.00                 After show hang out at Kvarnen


Stockholm International Tap Dance Festival is very proud to present DORRANCE DANCE, performing for the grand opening of the 2024 festival!!

"Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company based in New York City. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director and 2015 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, the company shares the incredibly dynamic range that tap dance has to offer through performance & education. Our goal is to engage with audiences on a musical and emotional level, and to share the complex history and powerful legacy of this American art form throughout the country and the world." www.dorrancedance.com

Tickets for the Opening Show can only be purchased through Södra Teatern, online or at their box office. Any questions about tickets or the booking procedure are handled by them, not STF.  SÖDRA TEATERN - TICKET BOOKING LINK


photo: Matthew Murphy

Thursday, March 28th | Faculty Tap Talk + STF 2024 Cutting Contest

Welcome to the STF Cutting Contest, where tap dancers battle to be the 2024 champion! Join in and challenge yourself and your fellow students, or sit back and enjoy the ride. Hosted by xx


Prizes Adv/Pro division:

1st Place:  custom pro tap shoes (Capezio or So Danca)

2nd Place: custom pro tap shoes

Prizes Amateur division:

1st Place:  pro tap shoes

2nd Place:  tap board (House of Hoofing)


11.00 - 21.15   Master Classes

19.00 - 19.45   Free tap taster class                        SCEN 4

20.00                Panel talk with the main faculty    SCEN 1

21.30                Tap Cutting Contest, hosted by    SCEN 1


Entrance door close at 22.30  -  The venue is open until 01.30


Tickets, only at the door: 150 SEK (student/youth 100 SEK)  Cash or Swish

Free with a Main Schedule wristband


Friday, March 29th | Live Music Jam + Student Show 1 + Lecture/Talk

Welcome to the jam night! Hang out and enjoy the music or sit in and join the jam! Host for the evening is Ivan Bouchain and we have some of the finest musicians in town playing with us! - Erik Palmberg trumpet - Fredrik Olsson guitar - Mats Dimming bass. There's piano and drums, bring any other instrument you play. And shoes, bring shoes.

Also this evening we have Student Show #1. STF offers participants the chance to showcase their own tap dance work! Apply by email to Jonas, and include some info about you and the act. Great if you if you have video, and if you use recorded music please attach mp3, thank you.


20.00 - 20.45    Free tap taster class                                SCEN 4

20.45 - 21.45    Student Show #1                                     SCEN 1

22.00                 Live Music Jam                                         SCEN 1

22.00                 Lecture/Talk "Cultural Competence"   SCEN 2


Entrance door close at 22.30 - The venue is open until 01.30


Tickets, only at the door: 150 SEK (student/youth 100 SEK) Cash or Swish

Free with a Main Schedule wristband

 

Saturday, March 30th | Klubb STF - All Style Battle + Cinema/Talk

19.00                 Klubb STF doors open   SCEN 1                                   

19.30                 Qualification Round:  1 solo by each dancer

21.00                 Eighth-Finals: 16 dancers selected for 1v1 battles, 1 solo each

21.30                 Quarter-Finals: 8 dancers selected for 1v1 battles, 1 solo each

21.45                 Tap demo with the STF faculty

22.00                 Semi-Finals: 4 dancers selected for 1v1 battles, 2 solos each

22.15                 Judges solos

22.30                 Finals: 2 dancers selected for final 1v1 battle, 2 solos each

TAP STUFF:

18.45 - 19.30   Free tap taster class  SCEN 4

19.30 - 21.00   Master Classes

20.00  -             Footage Night with  SCEN 2

20.00  -             Tap Jam, studio space for anyone who wanna jam.


Entrance door close at 22.30 - The venue is open until 01.30


Tickets, only at the door: 150 SEK (student/youth 100 SEK) Cash or Swish

Free with a Main Schedule wristband


Clive Rudd at the 2023 Battle

As always, we welcome ALL dance styles to this battle, anything goes! Tap, breaking, popping, locking, hip-hop, jazz, modern, house, waacking, voguing, modern, ballet, charleston, bring whatever you got.

Come out and compete or just hang out clubbing with amazing dancers and crazy energy!  1st place takes home 2000kr!

There will also be tap stuff happening during the evening; master classes, film screenings and jam, see below.


Battle emcee: HAKEY ZERE

At the turntables: DJ PRIME

Judges:  DAMON FROST - BRINAE ALI - MARIE N'DIAYE - DENNIS VERA - IDA 'INXI' HOLMLUND 


Be on time if you want to compete! (all times after the qualification round are approximate)

Sunday, March 31st | STF 2024 Professional Showcase Gala!

STF presents 14 of the world's finest tap dance artists in this gala show with swining live music, pulsating rhythms and mighty dancing! Welcome to the STF 2024 Professional Showcase Gala!

Among our artists are several Bessie Award winners and many of them have performed on Broadway and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Sadlers Wells, Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theater.

Musicians: Erik Palmberg trumpet - Britta Virves keybord - Mats Dimming bass - Mattias Puttonen drums.


    13.30 - 17.15   Master Classes  (festival venue is open until 18.00)

    20:00                Showcase Gala at SCALATEATERN

                              after party at the theater!


      Tickets for the Gala can only be purchased through Scalateatern, online or at their box office. Any questions about tickets or the booking procedure are handled by them, not STF.    SCALATEATERN - TICKET BOOKING LINK


      BRINAE ALI  photo: Wendel Patrick

      Monday, April 1st | Goodbye Dinner + Student Show 2 + Closing Party

      Last evening of the festival :-(  But we go out with a bang! Enjoy the Goodbye Dinner, watch the Student Show #2 with performance by the Repertoire Track, and then go crazy at the Theme Party!

      You can even join the show and share your special amazing talents... can be dancing, singing, juggling or whatever. There are mics, piano and drums. Apply by email to Jonas, and include some info about you and the act. Great if you if you have video, and if you use recorded music please attach .mp3, thank you.

      After the show we have a theme party, theme announced soon. Dress to impress and best costume wins a pair of tap shoes!!

      17.30-19.00     Master Classes

      18.00-20.30    Goodbye Dinner       CANTINA

      20.30               Student Show #2      SCEN 1

      22.00               Theme Party!!            Studio 328


      Entrance door close at 22.30 - The venue is open until 03.30


      Goodbye Dinner: 200 SEK, must be pre-ordered, by Friday March 29th.

      Show & Party: Included with Main Schedule wristband.

      NOTE!  NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR. The Theme Party is only for registered festival participants and the MINIMUM AGE to attend is 18 years old. Bring photo ID.




      Everything is subject to change.