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Tufts Tap Ensemble: “Trashin’ the Camp”

Earlier this month the Tufts Tap Ensemble was a featured guest at Harvard’s Pan African Dance and Music Ensemble (PADAME) show. The dance troupe performs on campus several times each semester, and offers student-run workshops for anyone who wishes to learn more about tap dancing.

Check out this video of the group’s performance from PADAME – it’s a fun dance number performed to  “Trashin’ the Camp,” from the soundtrack to the animated film Tarzan.

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Tap Ensemble at Mass Rhythms

Tap Ensemble is Tufts’ only performance group devoted exclusively to tap dancing. Each year, the Tap Ensemble performs in shows hosted by tap groups from other schools in the area including BU, Brandeis, and Harvard. These groups have also come to Tufts to perform in shows. Tap Ensemble recently performed at BU as part of BU on Tap’s Mass Rhythms show. Tap Ensemble Director Amanda Bell said:

Even though we all go to school in the Boston area, all the tap groups have different styles. BU’s group, BU on Tap, is great, and Brandeis’ group is always fun to watch. We always learn something from watching other groups and get great ideas to try in the future.

Check out this video of Tufts’ Tap Ensemble at the Mass Rhythms show:


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Tap Tap Revolution!

During fall semester, Tap Ensemble outdid their previous energetic performances with a sassy and classy piece to Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” at their end-of-semester show, “Tap Tap Revolution.” Tap Ensemble is Tufts’ only performance group devoted exclusively to tap dancing — both classical and rhythm. Each semester, the group stages a high-energy show open to the community featuring pieces choreographed, taught, and performed by students.

Choreography by Dana Burton, A12.

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