Will lunch be provided?
No. While RIFF will not offer lunch for participants, the host hotel will offer dining and on the go options for the dancers. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.
Can I bring my own snacks and drinks into the festival?
Yes! Please bring quick and easy snacks and plenty of water for the event.
Where will the classes be held?
The event classes will be held in The Sheraton Downtown Dallas Hotel in the Arts District in downtown Dallas.
What levels and ages can participate?
All levels are of intermediate to advanced age with the exception of the RIFF RAFF level. While only the RIFF RAFF trac is intended for the beginner tapper, we would love for the beginners to come and enjoy the events such as the concert, the solo showcase, and the cutting contest.
Ages for all of the tracs are for guidelines only but are highly suggested. Only you the dancer can truly gauge the level of your abilities. Please don't hesitate to email us with any questions at
What hotels, airports, and restaurants are nearby?
Please visit the "ACCOMMODATIONS" link for information.
What transportation is available?
Taxi's and Uber are your best bet for transportation and several of the hotels provide shuttle service. There is also the DART rail service as well as a free trolley service.
How do I register?
Please register online. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to walk you through the process.
What is a jam session?
This is one of the best parts of the festival! Students and faculty are invited to participate with a live band for improvisation, sharing, and pure joy! Bring your tap shoes and be prepared to not want to leave!
What is the Solo Showcase?
The solo showcase is an opportunity for registered students to show off their skills to our faculty and receive instant on the spot feedback. This is an invaluable experience! The showcase is also open to duets and trios. Traditionally costumes are not worn, but anything goes!
How do I get tickets for the concert?
Tickets will go on sale mid November. A link on our website will be provided and it will redirect you to the ticketing website. You can also go to www.ticketdfw.com directly and look for our show title.