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“The Best Tap Show Ever” Highlighted the 15th Annual North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival

While the modern dance community was settling in for the American Dance Festival over in Durham, a small but dedicated group of tap dancers were assembling in Chapel Hill. The occasion was the North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival; three days of classes with an all-star lineup of tap professionals, all of whom performed in The… Read More ›

Stars of rhythm tap to share the stage in a unique performance

North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival Faculty Concert  Take advantage of the rare opportunity to see some of the best tap dancers in the world together on one stage at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 pm. The performance is part of the annual North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, a collection of masters… Read More ›

Unprecedented talent of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble in Rhythm Evolved

The dancers of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) brought their youthful exuberance and polished precision to an enthusiastic audience at the Carolina Theatre on opening night for their new show Rhythm Evolved. They’ll be repeating the performance Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 pm and you would do yourself a favor to be there…. Read More ›

North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble prepares for RHYTHM EVOLVED

When I arrived at the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble studio rehearsal last Saturday, April 6, seniors Laura and Sarah and Assistant Director Rachel Team were finalizing costumes and plans for the upcoming show, Rhythm Evolved, coming to the Carolina Theatre on April 27th and 28th. Rachel told me that the seniors in the company… Read More ›

Music meets dance at the feet of North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble

Tap shoes and bare feet beating on the floor, and hands beating, bare, and with sticks, shakers and drums. At opening night for the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble’s Gotta Dance at Carolina Theater in Durham, everything was copacetic. The Chapel Hill based company made up of 40 dancers from the triangle and beyond was… Read More ›