Mission Statement

LA Ironworks, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, preserves and furthers the American art of tap dance by offering low-cost classes to under-served youth in Los Angeles, culminating in performances for the community; by publishing oral histories of notable tap dancers; and by offering cutting edge professional performances to the public.

About LA Ironworks

LA Ironworks’ professional company, including leading tap dancers and musicians, and the LA Ironworks Youth Company have been featured in performances at the El Portal Theater, Madrid Theater, Holiday Festival at Pershing Square, Los Angeles Film Festival, LA Tap Fest and the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. The Youth Company has also performed several in-school lecture-demonstrations, sharing the history of tap and their personal stories with school children in Los Angeles.  Learn more about our Youth Program

Alumni of our Youth Company have become members of major American tap dance companies and many are now teaching tap dance. Learn more about our alumni

Our oral history focusing on Broadway and Hollywood hoofer and Emmy Award-winning producer-director, Robert Scheerer, is archived at the New York Public Library and at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Bob worked with such American icons as Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ella Fitzgerald, Danny Kaye, Barbra Streisand and Sammy Davis, Jr. and we are proud to feature one of his choreographies in our repertoire.  Learn more about our oral history projects

LA Ironworks continues to produce live events for the public including Steve Zee’s on-going performances at the M Bar in Hollywood that include live tap dance, live jazz and lots of laughs. Soon we will launch a series of intimate Movie Nights where we will feature live tap dancing, the screening of a classic tap dance movie and an after party where our supporters can mix and mingle.   Learn more about upcoming Movie Nights and other events and performances

LA Ironworks’ distinguished faculty continues to perform and teach in the United States and abroad.  Learn more about our faculty

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