In 1984, an 11-year-old tap dancer from Newark blew the roof off Broadway in the new musical, The Tap Dance Kid. That kid was Savion Glover. He went on to become a world-famous tap virtuoso—but he never forgot his roots, later becoming NJPAC’s own Dance Advisor.

Don’t miss Savion’s exciting new revival of The Tap Dance Kid, starring young local talent hand-picked and directed by Savion himself.

Reimagined for our Newark community, The Tap Dance Kid tells the story of Willie, a determined kid who dreams of becoming a tap dancer against his father’s wishes. Catch the NEW rising stars in the musical that launched Savion’s incredible career.