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24th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival to honor late Robert Reed

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - It's an internationally renowned festival that draws the best tap dancers from around the globe and it's been going strong right here in St. Louis for nearly 25 years.

The 24th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival offers workshops, performances, and more from July 27 to August 1 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel.

The festival wraps with ALL THAT TAP XXIV on Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Sun Theater. The show will honor the late Professor Robert L. Reed, a St. Louis native and founder of the Tap Heritage Institute and the St. Louis Tap Festival. He passed away July 18.

For more information on the Tap Festival, including event registration, visit or call 314-531-TAPS.

In the meantime, a fundraiser has been launched to help defray funeral expenses for the Reed family. Reed’s daughter, Robin, has opened a GoFundMe campaign, and has appointed a trustee (Karen Owens) to properly allocate any money collected.

A funeral account has also been opened. Checks may be sent to:
Ms. Karen Owens
c/o Detroit Hoofers Club
43311 Joy Road (Suite 240)
Canton, MI 48187

Please make checks payable to Ms. Karen Owens.