Tap Dance Tap Dance is a deep and complex art form, masquerading as popular culture, and pioneered by a people who were almost invisible to mainstream society. Our ongoing rhythm tap dance classes, for ages 10 and older, emphasize the musicality…

Tap dance is a deep and complex art form, masquerading as popular culture, and pioneered by a people who were almost invisible to mainstream society. Our ongoing rhythm tap dance classes, for ages 10 and older, emphasize the musicality of tap…

At TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, our youth programs are: Youth centered Inclusive  Multi-disciplinary  Experiential Conducted by professionally, trained teaching artists Designed to provide participants with an educational, non-competitive, rewarding experience We see youth arts programming as a…

The St. Mary’s Collaboration Women Playwrights Speak Out Tap Dance Workshops

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Here at TAPIT/new works we’re devoted to honoring the past and welcoming the future of an indigenous American art form – tap dance. Over the years we’ve partnered with colleges, universities, extension programs, and independent…

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A Journey of Learning There’s a reason… We say we’re driven by the twin goals of artistic innovation and community connection. Ever since the beginning, we’ve made it our business to go beyond the “One…

Tapit new Works - Kaleidoscope

Through experiential education in music, visual arts, movement, drama, and nature studies, Kaleidoscope provides children ages 6 – 10 with new and creative ways to understand the world and express themselves. Fusing learning and fun,…

Tapit new Works In-School Residencies

TAPIT/new works producing artistic directors, Donna Peckett and Danielle Dresden, have more than 20 years experience as teaching artists working with school-age children. Their background includes extensive Kennedy Center training, which is widely considered the…

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Since 2018, TAPIT/new works has collaborated with Kathie Rasmussen (Krass) Women’s Theatre and independent female theater artists in Madison to showcase the unproduced plays of locally-based women playwrights. This free, non-curated event typically happens in…

TNW - Production "Take Care"

Our arts residencies, guided by skilled teaching artists, for K – 12 students are an exercise in education through creativity. Students explore such topics as bullying, identity, women’s history, the media and mythology through acting,…