March 3, 2019

Utilizing various mediums that play with the ear, tap dance is heard through leather-soled shoes, metal taps, bare feet, body music, and sand dancing in this exploration of the art as percussion.


Capitol Tap and District Tap 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 two evening-length productions, and they have been invited again to be co-presented for their 2018-2019 season.  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.  Directors Lisa Swenton-Eppard and Baakari Wilder.
See Capitol Tap here.


Photo credit: Stephanie Vadala