North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble
Rhythm…funk…innovation…excitement: that’s the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE). One of the best youth tap ensembles in the world, NCYTE features approximately 40 dancers, ages 8 to 18, who hail from throughout NC. Don’t let the word “youth” fool you. These dancers tear up the floor with poise, passion and professionalism. NCYTE honors the traditions of this unique American form while infusing it with youthful energy, contemporary music, and innovative dances from some of the world’s most talented choreographers. Founded by JUBA award winning artistic director Gene Medler in 1983, NCYTE entertains audiences with contemporary choreography along with traditional rhythm tap.
Assembly Performance:Shaping Sounds
NCYTE’s program includes dances that show the history of American Tap Dance, from the past to the present. The dancers share brief descriptions of what they are performing, as a way to interact with the audience. We also include time for a Q&A session at the end.
Duration: 45-50 minutes
Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Maximum Number of Students: No max
Maximum Number of Performances: 3
We are able to provide our own sound system, microphone, and floor if needed
NC Essential Standards: Our program focuses on the historical aspect of tap dance, which was created in America. (Social studies/history)
Cost: $1000 -$1500 one program /$1500-$2,000 two programs (sames school, same day)