March 2 7:30 pm

Every sound wave tells a story, from its origination to its drift into silence.  What are your sound waves?  Join us on a percussive tap dance journey from Dinah Washington to Anderson.Paak, from a tap shoe to a harp, including an interactive experience creating your own sound waves.  Prepare for the unexpected and delightful, and for an experience through sound and sight.


Capitol Tap, District Tap, and Monumental Tap or Percussion Discussion are cultivating tap’s next generation of musicians, dancers, technicians, historians, improvisors, performers, and educators of all ages. With a repertoire including historical works from Bojangles, Eddie Brown, and Buster Brown to contemporary works from Michelle Dorrance, Caleb Teicher, and Heather Cornell, they’ve collaborated with a 50-piece orchestra in an evening-length program, garnered two award nominations their first season, and were chosen by Capital One Small Business for a marketing campaign with an online ad and multi-week print inserts in The Washington Post. They’ve been co-presented by Dance Place in Washington, DC with three evening-length productions (2017, 2018, 2019). Ensemble members have been awarded merit-based scholarships, booked for professional gigs and tours, and selected for the prestigious School at Jacob’s Pillow for tap dance. Directors Lisa Swenton-Eppard and Baakari Wilder.