A BRAND NEW dance video from the creator of #CupsTapDance & #Tappy that brings Broadway's finest dancers into your living room! Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 3, 2014.
About this project
Last Fall, I released “Cups: A Tap Dance” on youtube. Over 2 MILLION people from all of the world have seen and shared the #CupsTapDance video. The youthful, energetic energy brought something magical to life.
“…The best viral video we’ve ever seen!”- In Touch Magazine
“Flawless”- Perez Hilton
“A dancer on Broadway took it to the next level! …We can’t get it out of our heads!” Diane Sawyer, ABC’s World News
We were featured on countless television shows, on the radio, on blogs, and in magazines! With that, our video began to bring tap dancing to the masses!
“Tap-dancing is one of those old-fashion throwbacks that theoretically shouldn’t be cool anymore… which is why this viral video of “Book of Mormon” star Christopher Rice is so amazing!”- Huffington Post (Canada)
I have received countless emails from people of all ages who have shared their stories with me.
A woman shared the story of her wonderful, autistic daughter who fell in love with the Cups Tap Dance and began taking dance classes. She has now shown growth in MANY areas of her life, can stay focussed on a task longer, and has made her first set of close friends. This woman whole-heartedly thanked and thanked and thanked me. What a blessing that something as simple as a youtube dance video changed a family’s life for the better.
This is one of the many inspiring stories I have received. They motivate me more than anything. If we can change one person’s life by giving them something to smile about, I know it was worth it.
For these previous two tap videos, all of the dancers and crew donated their time and all the expenses have been out of pocket for me. Even without paying the dancers and crew and rental for some of the equipment, the other expenses add up quickly to thousands of dollars. These extremely talented Broadway performers are choosing to use their free time, to turn down other projects and paying gigs, and to share what they love to do with the world... for free! With YOUR help, we can make sure they are fairly compensated for their time and insure we continue to bring the best of the BEST to your screen!
Your donations will go to cover the costs of:
-Studio Rentals for Rehearsals/Filming
-Fair compensation for the Dancers and Crew
-Hair and Makeup for the Dancers
-Wardrobe and possible performance shoes
-The video editing
-The audio recording and mixing
EVERY donation makes a difference but due to the rules of Kickstarter, its ALL OR NOTHING: UNLESS WE REACH OUR GOAL IN 30 DAYS, WE GET NONE OF THE DONATIONS. Please consider donating and sharing this page with your friends and family. EVERY dollar helps. If we surpass our goal thanks to generous backers like you, our budget for the video will expand and will allow us to bring you an even more fantastic final product! There are also many more videos in the works, so some of the additional funds will roll over to those projects and be put to good use there!
THANK YOU FOR DONATING AND HELPING INSPIRE THE WORLD THROUGH DANCE!
Risks and challenges
Thankfully, once the project has been funded, possible setbacks are very limited. These include: injury of a dancer in rehearsal, location changes, etc. However, our team has had to deal with all of these in the past and have made it through with flying colors.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Pledge $10 or more
Receive a digital-signed picture of the cast of the recent #TAPPY video!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Get VIP access to view the upcoming video 24 hours early! Be the FIRST to see it before it is released to the rest of the world when you receive a private link to the video! Also includes Reward 1.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
Receive a personalized "thank you" video from Chris via email and Rewards 1-2.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
A link to a private instructional (tutorial) video of some of the #Tappy choreography and Rewards 1-3.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
A private #Tappy-tap lesson or Jazz lesson with Chris Rice (or other cast member as available) in NYC or via Skype and Rewards 1-4. (Must be redeemed by Nov 1st. For backers outside of the NYC area: transportation/lodging/food accommodations not included.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
A personal “thank you” shout-out at the end of the video so the world will know that you helped keep tap dancing alive! As well as Rewards 1-5.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
Visit the set of the video on the day of filming and watch the dancers shoot the dance before your eyes! Includes Meet-and-greet with the cast as well as Rewards 1-6. (For backers outside of the NYC area: transportation/lodging/food accommodations not included.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
You will have a cameo in the video, be listed as a producer in the video, and receive Rewards 1-7. (For backers outside of the NYC area: transportation/lodging/food accommodations not included.)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)