The American Tap Dance Foundation’s TAP ELLINGTON returns on Sunday, July 7, (5:30pm-7pm), kicking off Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival week. Tap City guest artists will join together in a musical celebration of Duke Ellington’s life, music and unique legacy of introducing, promoting and presenting tap dancers to audiences all over the world. Master of ceremonies Tony Waag and the Duke Ellington Center’s Big Band conducted by Eli Yamin will join together in honor of this legendary icon of American Jazz with tap dance performances by emerging raw talent, contemporary soloists and leading tap masters. Dancers include Lisa LaTouche, Max Pollak, Felipe Galganni, and Tony Waag. Tap Ellington is presented by The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, Inc., Artistic Director/Founder: Mercedes Ellington, in association with the American Tap Dance Foundation.