National Tap Day Japan 2016

Celebrate National Tap Day 2017
April 22 & 23

National Tap Day Japan 2017 poster

Conceived by Saburo Nakagawa and originally produced in 1991 by Ken Ushimaru, National Tap Day Japan has grown to be the largest and most significant tap dance event in the nation. Held annually in the spring, National Tap Day Japan features a 2-hour tap extravaganza performed by the best of Japan's professional tap dancers as well as talented amateurs and dance teams from around the country. National Tap Day Japan also reaches out to other Asian countries and America to bring in guest dance teams and all-star guest performers.

Will you be in Tokyo in April? Would you like to join in the fun? Interested international dancers, friends and fans are encouraged to be in touch.

Contact the NTDJ production team at       ntd1991japan@yahoo.co.jp


Gallery of Programs

A snapshot of the history of National Tap Day Japan over the years; the performers, where and when, with an image of that year's program or brochure. For our participants, there are a lot of memories here.

 

NTDJ Program 2015

National Tap Day Japan, 2015

Performers: Shouzo Nakano(Nakano Brothers), Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", JUN TAP STUDIO, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Sugar Foot Dance Studio, M’S TAP FACTORY, HIRO Tap Dance City, RAG DANCE STUDIO, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Higuchi Dance Studio, Yukiko”Smilie”Misumi, Tokyo Rhythm Boys, J-CLICK, Kuri-Gohan, Studio Tafu, Tap of Heart (Takae), Studio GAMBA (Sachi Hashimoto), Shun, National Tap Day Kids Ensemble(Kuniyasu Kato),Dance Studio New Balance, Jam Tap Dance Company, Rhythm Caravan, DOJI & SARO

 

NTDJ Program 2014

National Tap Day Japan, 2014

Performers: Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", STUDIO TAP 72, JUN TAP STUDIO, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Sugar Foot Dance Studio, M�S TAP FACTORY, HIRO Tap Dance City, RAG DANCE STUDIO, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Higuchi Dance Studio, ARTN Tap Dance Studio, Tokyo Rhythm Boys, J-CLICK, Kuri-Gohan, Yuji Uragami, Studio Tafu, Tap of Heart (Takae Kakizaki), Studio GAMBA (Sachi Hashimoto), Tap Lovers, Shun&Hoofers �The First�, National Tap Day Kids Ensemble, National Tap Day Ensenble

 

NTDJ Program 2013

National Tap Day Japan, 2013

Performers: Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", STUDIO TAP 72, JUN TAP STUDIO, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Sugar Foot Dance Studio, M�S TAP FACTORY, HIRO Tap Dance City, RAG DANCE STUDIO, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Higuchi Dance Studio, ARTN Tap Dance Studio, Tokyo Rhythm Boys, J-CLICKs, Kuri-Gohan, Yuji Uragami, Studio Tafu, Tap of Heart (Takae Kakizaki), Studio GAMBA (Sachi Hashimoto), ?????ring, Natsuo Shimizu, Space J-Cats, TAP ON AIR, Peaches, Tap Lovers, National Tap Day Kids Ensemble, National Tap Day Ensenble.

 

Yasuko Asano

National Tap Day Japan, 2012

Performers: Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", STUDIO TAP 72, JUN TAP STUDIO, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Sugar Foot Dance Studio, M’S TAP FACTORY, HIRO Tap Dance City, RAG DANCE STUDIO, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Higuchi Dance Studio, ARTN Tap Dance Studio, JTSP, Tokyo Rhythm Boys, J-CLICKs, Kuri-Gohan, Yuji Uragami & Tomoki Mori, Studio Tafu, Tap of Heart (Takae Kakizaki), Studio GAMBA (Sachi Hashimoto), Women In Tap (Shoko Taniguchi), JAM TAP DANCE COMPANY, しゅわップring, Saburo Nakagawa’s Studio Create & Central kids troup. National Tap Day Kids Ensemble, National Tap Day Young Ensenble

 

NTDJ Program 2011

National Tap Day Japan, 2011

Performers: Shozo Nakano (Nakano Brothers), Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", STUDIO TAP 72, JUN TAP STUDIO, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Sugar Foot Dance Studio, TAP ON AIR, HIRO Tap Dance City, RAG DANCE STUDIO, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, , Higuchi Dance Studio, ARTN Tap Dance Studio, JTSP, Tokyo Rhythm Boys Deluxe, SOUND KISS, J-CLICK, Dance Studio NEW BALANCE, Kuri-Gohan, Studio Tafu, Tap of Heart (Takae Kakizaki), Beat 座 Club & Nabe-Gumi, Studio GAMBA (Sachi Hashimoto), Space J-Cats, SUJI TAP, Madona Homma Tap Dancin', Ashioto ga kikoeru? (Natsuko Odoru), National Tap Day Kids Ensemble
NTD2011 Pre-Event: @ANCE, April 13,14, 2011 Produced by SUJI TAP

 

Doji

National Tap Day Japan, 2010

Performers: Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", STUDIO TAP 72, JUN TAP STUDIO, Ryuko Family Tap of Heart, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Sugar Foot Dance Studio, TAP ON AIR, HIRO Tap Dance City, RAG DANCE STUDIO, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Studio GAMBA, Higuchi Dance Studio, M'S TAP FACTORY, ARTN Tap Dance Studio, JTSP, Traveling Souls, Tokyo Rhythm Boys, SOUND KISS, J-CLICK, Dance Studio NEW BALANCE, Kuriko & Shoko Taniguchi, Studio tafu, Nabe-Gumi, UNITY, MSC (17th only), KYOU (piano) & Natsuko Ito (18th only) Special Guests: NAKANO BROTHERS

Fujikawa Makoto

National Tap Day Japan, 2009

Performers: Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", STUDIO TAP 72, JUN TAP STUDIO, Ryuko Family Tap of Heart, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Sugar Foot Dance Studio,TAP ON AIR, TAP WINGS,HIRO Tap Dance City,RAG DANCE STUDIO,Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Studio GAMBA,Higuchi Dance Studio, M'S TAP FACTORY plus Ema, Madona Homma Tap Dancin', Funk Tap Jamboree.s, ARTN Tap Dance Studio, JTSP, SUJI TAP, Tokyo Rhythm Boys DeLuxe, HIDEBOH, SOUND KISS, Soundout crew, Tokyo Rhythm Theatre Ensemble, National Tap Day Kids Ensemble

NTD2009 Pre-Party @ Takaido Club: Kaoru Tomita, Yukiko"Smilie"Misumi, Sachi Hashimoto, Kazumi Watanabe, Hideaki Anada, Makoto Fujikawa, Rhythm K, Tadashi Kato, Natsu, Atsu, Shinko Takahashi, Kunie Sekijima, Yumiko Usui, NANA, Satoshi Matsumoto, Suji Tap, Kazuo Kojima, Yoshiko, Reona, Takahide Kawamura

 

Hashimoto Sachi

National Tap Day Japan, 2008

Performers: Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", ARTN Tap Dance Studio, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, J-CLICK, Sound Kiss, Sugar Foot Dance Studio, JUN TAP STUDIO, Studio GAMBA (Sachi Hashimoto), SUJI TAP, STUDIO TAP 72, studio tafu, Ryuko Family Tap of Heart, TAP ON AIR, TAP WINGS, Team Chicago, Higuchi Dance Studio, M'S TAP FACTORY, Tokyo Rhythm Boys, Mika Hayakawa Tap Dance Studio, HIRO Tap Dance City, RAG DANCE STUDIO. National Tap Day Ensemble, National Tap Day Kids Ensemble, Floor Essay (From Korea), Dance Works (From Taiwan), Kaohsiung Children Tap Dance Company (From Taiwan) Special Live House Performances April 14: Heiwa no Mori April 15: MIX-NUTS April 16: TAP DO! April 17: Suji Tap and Hoofers

Hideboh

National Tap Day Japan, 2007

Performers: Yasuko Asano & Y's Tap Dance Party, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", A-Xonnection, Studio Tap 72, JUN TAP STUDIO, Ryuko Family Tap of Heart, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Sugar Foot Dance Studio (Noboru Sato), TAP ON AIR, TAP WINGS HIRO Tap Dance City, STUDIO CREATE (SABURO NAKAGAWA SCHOOL ), Rag Dance Studio, SACHI'S T.D.T., Higuchi Dance Studio, M'S TAP STUDIO, studio tafu, Madona Homma Tap Dancin', ARTN TAP DANCE STUDIO, Nabe-Gumi ,Tokyo Rhythm Boys Deluxe, Yukiko "Smilie" Misumi, Kaoru Tomita, National Tap Day Ensemble, Kaohsiung Children Tap Dance Company

 

National Tap Day Japan, 2005

Performers: Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, JUN TAP STUDIO, M'S TAP FACTORY, SACHI'S T.D.T., H2M Rocket, Tierra, Hideaki Anada Tap Dancing "View", Happy Go Lucky (Lone Wolf Zohda, Johnny Heisuke), Meg-Tap, SOUND KISS, G·E-JAPAN, Djembe & Tap Skip-ppoi, Saburo Nakagawa School, STUDIO TAP 72, J-CLICK, ARTN TAP DANCE STUDIO, Tokyo Rhythm Boys Deluxe, Kouichi Sugimoto, Kouichi Mukai, Chie Kondo, National Tap Day Ensemble, National Tap Day Kids Ensemble

 

 

National Tap Day Japan, 2003

National Tap Day Japan, 2003

Performers: Hige PRO (Akira Shirahige), Chie Kondo, G·E-JAPAN, J-CLICK, JUN TAP STUDIO, SOUND KISS, Kazumi Watanabe, Kouichi Mukai, Kouichi Sugimoto Stepping Art, M'S TAP FACTORY, Yukiko "Smilie" Misumi, Mari Fujibayashi, Box Men, R3 TAP-HOLIC (Misao Ichikawa), Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, SACHI'S T.D.T., Skip-ppoi, STUDIO TAP 72, Tokyo Rhythm Boys (Shinichi Matsumoto, Hideaki Anada), Saburo Nakagawa Studio, Tadashi Kato, Naoto Narikawa, Kazunori Kumagai and Solebrothers, MAYOU, National Tap Day Ensemble, National Tap Day Kids Ensemble Special Live House Performance April 25, 2003: ASAKIi, Ayako Ukawa, Heiwa No Mori (Rhythm Kaneko), Kazunori Kumaga, Lone Wolf Zohda, MAYOU, Tadashi Kato, Naoto Narikawa, Yukiko "Smilie" Misumi

NTD Program 2002

National Tap Day Japan, 2002

Performers: ASAKI, R3 TAP-HOLIC (Misao Ichikawa), STUDIO TAP 72, Ayako Ukawa, JUN TAP STUDIO, How'z Feel (Studio Hoofin'), Kouichi Mukai, Chie Kondo Studio Bun Bun, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Global Entertainment Terminal, Kouichi Sugimoto Stepping Art, SOUND KISS / Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Tokyo Rhythm Boys (Shinichi Matsumoto, Hideaki Anada), Saburo Nakagawa School, Tip, SACHI'S T.D.T., D.M Dance Group, M'S TAP FACTORY, Yukiko Misumi ARTN(Artistic Rhythm Tap Network), Monkey Jam (Masaru Sato, Takahide Kawamura), J-CLICK (Eddy Yoshino), Kazumi Watanabe

 

NTD Program 2001

National Tap Day Japan, 2001

Performers: Kouichi Mukai/Chie Kondo Studio Bun Bun, Kouichi Sugimoto Stepping Art, Saburo Nakagawa School, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, JUN TAP STUDIO, Global Entertainment Terminal, Kazumi Watanabe, Tokyo Rhythm Boys (Shinichi Matsumoto, Hideaki Anada), SACHI'S T.D.T., M'S TAP FACTORY, Yukiko Misumi ARTN(Artistic Rhythm Tap Network), Studio Tap 72, Rhythm Kaneko
Special Guest: ROBERT L. REED

 

 

NTD Program 2000

National Tap Day Japan, 2000

Performers: Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, JUN TAP STUDIO, M'S TAP FACTORY, SACHI'S T.D.T., Kouichi Mukai/Chie Kondo Studio Bun Bun, Kazumi Watanabe, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, W Take (Hiroyuki Shirai, Junko Kodama), Tokyo Rhythm Boys (Shinichi Matsumoto, Hideaki Anada), Kouichi Sugimoto Stepping Art, Office Nakagawa, Yukiko Misumi ARTN(Artistic Rhythm Tap Network), Studio Tap 72

 

 

 

NTD Program, 1999

National Tap Day Japan, 1999

Performers: Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, JUN TAP STUDIO, M'S TAP FACTORY with DANCE KOBO, SACHI'S T.D.T., Kouichi Mukai/Chie Kondo Studio Bun Bun, Kazumi Watanabe, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Tokyo Rhythm Boys (Shinichi Matsumoto, Hideaki Anada), Kouichi Sugimoto, Yukiko Nakagawa, W TAKE

 

 

 

 

NTD Program, 1996

National Tap Day Japan, 1996

Performers: KEN STUDIO TAPPERS, Kouichi Mukai / Chie Kondo Studio Bun Bun, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, JUN TAP STUDIO, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, W Take (Hiroyuki Shirai, Junko Kodama), Tokyo Rhythm Boys (Shinichi Matsumoto, Hideaki Anada), Kazumi Watanabe & Mayumi Horie (Aka MAYOU) Special Guests: Daniel C. Tanazzi, Jennifer Paulson Lee, Angela C. Pissini (Jazz Dancers) Yuki Kugimiya (vocal) ,Jun Saito Quartet

 

 

 

NTD Program 1995

National Tap Day Japan, 1995

Performers: KEN STUDIO TAPPERS, Kouichi Mukai/Chie Kondo Studio Bun Bun, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, JUN TAP STUDIO, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, MAJORIKA, Kazumi Watanabe, Miyuki Midorikawa Dance Company, W Take (Hiroyuki Shirai, Junko Kodama) Special Guests: Masahisa Segawa, Megumi Ryuno, Munehiro Okuda Jr. and Blusky Orchestra

 

 

 

NTD program 1994

Dance Dance Dance in Sun Plaza (National Tap Day Japan, 1994)

Performers: KEN STUDIO TAPPERS, Kouichi Mukai, Chie Kondo/Studio Bun Bun, Kaoru Tomita Tap Dance Company, Mari Matsumoto/Mari Art Studio, Kayoko Nakura Jazz Dance Studio, Dance Station Express, Koji Hiro, Kazunori Tamano, Yoshiko Koshiro, Kazumi Watanabe, Masayuki Mukai, Shigeru Oda, Tabihiko (comedian), Munehiro Okuda Jr. and Blusky Orchestra

 

 

 

NTD Program 1993

National Tap Day Japan, 1993

Performers: Akemi Kitagawa & Studio Toowies, KEN STUDIO TAPPERS, JUN TAP STUDIO, Noriko Kuroe Jazz Dance Spot Company, Yukiko Nakagawa The Great Dancers, Kouichi Mukai / Studio Bun Bun, Hiroko Nakamura Tap Dance Studio, Mari Matsumoto / Mari Art Studio, Chie Kondo Special Guests: Kouichi Sugimoto, Sumiyo Nishikawa, Takamichi Kato, Kotone Yoshioka

 

 

 

NTD Program 1992

National Tap Day Japan, 1992

Performers: Tomomi Amakawa & Tap Wings, Hisashi Teru Jazz Tap Studio, Noriko Kuroe Jazz Dance Spot Company, Ken Ushimaru Dance School, Hiroko Nakamura Tap Dance Studio, Mari Matsumoto / Mari Art Studio, Kouichi Mukai / Studio Bun Bun, Kouichi Sugimoto, Asami Wakabayashi Special Guests: NAKANO BROTHERS, SADAO MATSUBARA, Tabihiko (mime), Aiya Honda (mime), Maries & Blunor (French accrobatic team), Syuji Takahashi (Piano), Touru Minagawa(Sax)

 

 

 

NTD Program, 1991

National Tap Day Japan, 1991

Performers: Ken Ushimaru Dance School, Ryuko Sasaki Tap Dance Studio, Kouichi Mukai / Studio Bun Bun, Kouichi Sugimoto Tap Ensemble, Hisashi Teru Jazz Tap Studio, Yukiko Nakagawa The Great Dancers, Toshio Namiki Tap Team, Mariko Fujii Tap Dance City, Flower Ala Mode, Mari Matsumoto (MARIART STUDIO), Laughing Cats Special Guests: Saburo Nakagawa, Yasuko Tanaka, Takamichi Kato

 

 

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