Keane Sense of Rhythm builds community through tap dance. We have a developed a comprehensive grade school program that uses tap to enrich students after-school experiences. The program can be brought into elementary schools and middle schools.
“This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Arts Access 2010
Great Tap for an Even Greater Minnesota will travel to greater Minnesota providing free tap dance education and low cost performance to communities underserved regarding arts performance/educational opportunities, fitting into its mission to “expand the boundaries of American tap dance.”
Arts Learning 2012
“Tap-it’s Academic” will provide access to the American art form of tap dance to students in grades 2-5 with no fee to the school or participants. This program will support a 2-hour class, twice weekly for 14 weeks, 2 hrs of academic and 2 hrs of arts training a week.
Body of Sound
Lecture/Demo for schools
Students learn the history around the time American tap dance was born, the conection to slavery and emmigration, Jazz music’s birth and improvisation. KSR incorporates tap dance performance with history.
Past presentations include:
Franklin Music School
North End Elementary – after school arts enrichment programing 10/01/10 – 01/25/11 funded by a generous grant from TARGET
1//11-05/11 MRAC funded – teaching 2nd graders to tap dance after school.
4/11-06/11 Minneapolis kids at the Burroughs school funded by MRAC.