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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 ›

North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble is Live Performance at its Best

The world-travelling North Caroline Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) performed Feat of Feet, a full-length rhythm tap concert, this weekend at the Carolina Theater in Durham.  To say that it was a tap concert is incomplete.  In addition to the shoes on their feet, the dancers used hands, bodies, voices, bare feet, various percussion instruments and… Read More ›