National Tap Dance Day

** Note:  this page reflects the information for NTDD 2022. Updated information for NTDD 2023 will be available in early 2023. We hope to see you there!

Each year, Keane Sense of Rhythm engages the community by organizing an annual National Tap Dance Day festival.  The event showcases the wide range of skills and styles of percussive dance in and around the Twin Cities.

The 2022 event was held on Saturday, May 28 at the Como Lakeside Pavilion (1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul)!

New for 2022: a tap only dance competition and master workshops!

NTDD Workshops

As part of our National Tap Dance Day celebration, we are offering special workshops from Star Dixon and Davon Suttles.  Classes will be held at QC Dance in Blaine.

Saturday, May 28th

10 am – 11:15 am: Intermediate with Davon Suttles (Ages 9 – 75) – $35

11:30 am –12:45 pm: Intermediate with Star Dixon (Ages 9 – 75) – $35

10 am – 11:15 am: Advanced with Star Dixon (Ages 12 – 75) – $35

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Advanced with Davon Suttles (Ages 12 – 75) – $35

Davon, a KSR instructor, leaping into the air during a tap performance

NTTD Celebration at Como Park Pavilion

Students performing a KSR tap piece

National Tap Dance Day will feature performances by KSR’s Youth Tap Ensemble, as well as performances from students and dance studios around the metro.

This event is free to attend and typically hosts a capacity crowd comprised of student’s families and friends, dance lovers, and local area residents. We foster a welcoming environment and are always excited to host attendees as diverse as our performers!

Come watch amazing tap dancing and enter for your chance to win cool prizes! There will be concessions, a silent auction and a raffle. Proceeds from the event go towards our operating expenses and our arts programming in St. Paul Public Schools.

Saturday, May 28th

1 pm – 2 pm: Tappy Hour, a free class for adults!

2 pm – 4 pm: Tap Performances - including our own Youth Tap Ensemble

4 pm: Prize Drawings