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Dance, Physical Education, Social Studies

North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble

About the Artist

North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble engages students with a dynamic, educational and inspiring program for various grade levels from elementary to high school.  NC Youth Tap Ensemble performances include brief stories about the history of tap dance and information about a variety of styles of rhythmic dance including traditional rhythm tap, South African Gumboot, French Canadian Waltz, Irish Step, Soft Show and Body Percussion. 

This non-stop percussive dance review carries student, family and adult audiences into a wide world of percussive dance. The performance is peppered with stories, history, and facts about the forms presented. The performance includes pieces ranging historically and geographically from traditional rhythm tap, South African Gumboot, French Canadian Waltz Clog, Irish Step Dance, a Tribute to Vaudeville throwing in a few unique twists from NC Youth Tap Ensemble including song, body percussion, pencil drumming and even Taiko drumming! Students will be learning about dance from professional level dancers from 8 years to 18 years. An extensive study guide accompanies each educational concert of this production. Educational concerts are appropriate for elementary, middle and high school.

Grade Levels3-12
Maximums400 Students, 50 minutes, 3/day
Technical Requirements

Hardwood surface, preferably at least 30’ x 30’ (minimum 20’ x 16’); Artist can offer Lecture Demonstration in smaller space and provide hardwood surface; Artist will provide sound system.

Total Fee1 performance- $1100 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,650
School Portion1 performance-$550 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $825

North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble is available for lecture demonstrations of the history and forms of percussive dance for students in smaller venues and smaller audiences. This lecture demonstration in- cludes many of the forms presented in the larger Percussive Dance Review. The dancer provides infor- mation on the form and a demonstration. Students will be learning about dance from professional level dancers from 8 years to 18 years. An extensive study guide accompanies these lecture demonstrations. The lecture demonstration is best for 3rd to high school.

Grade Levels3-12
Maximums40 Students, 45-50 minutes, 4/day
Technical Requirements

Classroom or meeting room; dancers can provide wooden floor panels for lecture demonstration; Artist will provide sound if needed.

Total Fee$276 (with performance only OR multiple workshops in one day)
School Portion$138 (with performance only OR multiple workshops in one day)

References

  • Kathleen O’Rawe Clabby , St. Mary Magdalene School, 919-657-4800
  • Dr. Bonnie H. Duckworth , Charlotte Country Day School, 704-943-4663

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