National Tap Dance Day

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 2023 event will be held on Saturday, May 27 at the Celtic Junction (836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul)!

Returning in 2023: The Minnesota Tap Dance Experience, a tap only dance competition and master workshops!

NTDD Workshops

As part of our National Tap Dance Day celebration, we are offering special tap workshops with Acia Gray and Mark Yonally!

Saturday, May 27th

10 am – 11:15 am: Acia Gray, Advanced (Ages 13+) – $40

10 am – 11:15 am: Mark Yonally, Adult Beg/Int (Ages 18+) – $40

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Mark Yonally, Advanced (Ages 13+) – $40

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Acia Gray, Intermediate (Ages 9+) – $40

Purchase both Acia and Mark's Advanced level classes and save $10! Discount will be applied after registration.

Workshops will be held at Keane Sense of Rhythm's new studio.

Acia Gray tap dancer

NTTD Celebration at Celtic Junction

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/ Or better still - take part in our program! We invite area tap groups to perform with us. There is a small fee to participate. Proceeds from the event go towards our operating expenses and our arts programming in St. Paul Public Schools.

Saturday, May 27th

12:30 pm: Tappy Hour, a free class for adults!
1:15 pm: Youth Tappy Hour, a free class for kids!
2:00 pm: Tap Performances - including our own Youth Tap Ensemble
3:15 pm: Raffle Drawing - Win a YETI Cooler and other prizes (Tix are $10)
3:20 pm: More Performances
3:45 pm: Everybody Jams!