Upcoming Workshops

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May 25 & 26

Join us for two days of workshops taught by Acia Gray, Katherine Kramer and Jeanne Hill!

Choose from Beginner/Intermediate or Intermediate/Advanced!


10:00 am – 11:15 am: Acia Gray, Beg/Int - $40

10:00 am – 11:15 am: Katherine Kramer, Int/Adv – $40

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Jeanne Hill, Int/Adv – $40

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Katherine Kramer, Beg/Int – $40



10:00 am – 11:15 am: Jeanne Hill, Beg/Int – $40

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Acia Gray, Int/Adv - $40

Purchase more than one class and save $10! Discount will be applied after registration.

Full class descriptions listed on registration page.

August - Dates Coming Soon

Join us for a 3-day workshop with Mark Yonally!

Invest in yourself as a tap dance artist over two days with the Artistic Director of Chicago Tap Theatre. In addition to technique, choreography, tap games and story time, dancers will also develop greater musicality, learn about jazz music and why it's not only important for tap dancers, but also FUN. Plus find a few songs that will make you want to tap dance in a deep and meaningful way!

ALSO! Dancers will have an opportunity to share a tap dance with the group to get feedback from working professional tap dancers and their classmates!

Choose from Intermediate or Advanced levels.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Intermediate

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Advanced

women performing tap outdoors

About the Instructors

Acia Grey tap dancer

Acia Gray

artist, choreographer, dancer, musician, educator

As a musician, soloist, choreographer and master teacher of the indigenous American art form of jazz tap dance, Ms. Gray has toured extensively across the U.S. and abroad as a tap dancer and in 1989 co-founded Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, TX with Deirdre Strand and currently serves as Producing Artistic Director of Tapestry Dance & Artistic Director of The Soul 2 Sole Tap Festival.

A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts/NYC, Ms. Gray has shared the stage with legends of the form including Donald O’Connor, Fayard Nicholas, Arthur Duncan, Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, Sarah Petronio, Dianne Walker and many others in such productions as The Great Tap Reunion, Tap Do/Wop, Just Friends, Masters of Tap, Chicago on Tap and Women in Tap at UCLA. She was chosen to work with legend Charles ‘Honi’ Coles in America’s first creative residency for tap at The Colorado Dance Festival and again with Jimmy Slyde and was featured in the documentary A Class Act: The Magic of Honi Coles.

She served on the Steering Committee of The National Tap Plan of The International Tap Association and served as its director from 2008-2018. She has also danced, choreographed and taught for numerous academic institutions and festivals around the world including courses at UT Austin in tap pedagogy. Her book The Souls of Your Feet – A Tap Dance Guide for Rhythm Explorers has been translated in the Czech Republic and China and debuted as an Amazon.com Bestseller in its category in 1998.

As well as serving on the artistic faculties of numerous US and global tap festivals and events over the past 35 years, her numerous awards include the “Hoofer Award” by The New York City Tap Festival, nominated for a Princess Grace Award in the early 1990's and honored at the 2018 DanceUSA Conference among numerous tap festival honors. Ms. Gray has received numerous "Best Of" awards by the Critics Table in Austin and her work The Souls of Our Feet - A Celebration of American Tap Dance was chosen as an NEA American Masterpiece production and toured throughout the US, Canada, and China from 2009-2012. She can also be seen in the documentaries Honi Coles: The Class Act of Tap,  Gotta Move - Women In Tap, Tap or Die, Thinking on Their Feet - Women of the Tap Renaissance and Passing it Forward produced by PBS.

Ms. Gray is also proud to be a 2019 Austin Creative Alliance Honoree  and a current member of the Austin Arts Commission.


Mark Yonally Portrait

Mark Yonally

artist, choreographer, dancer, musician, educator

Mark Yonally (he/him) is the founder and Artistic Director of Chicago Tap Theatre, one of the most critically well-regarded dance companies in Chicago. They perform an annual three-show season in Chicago and tour both throughout America and Europe. Their performances have been chosen as the Top Ten Dance events of the year by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, SeeChicagoDance and Windy City Media. Their 2016 Time Travel Story Show, “TimeSteps” was selected as the Best New Production of 2016 by the Dance Magazine Reader’s Poll. Mark has developed a national and international reputation as a performer, with solo performances in Chicago, Helsinki, Barcelona, New York, Amsterdam and Paris. He has been blessed to have Sam Weber, Sarah Petronio, Dianne Walker, Bill Evans and Billy Siegenfeld as mentors. Mark has also recorded with live musicians, including an appearance with the Polyphonic Spree on their song “Mental Cabaret” and on stage with them at Lollapalooza.

As a company member of the Bill Evans Dance Company and Especially Tap Chicago (ETC), Mark performed at such prestigious festivals as the St. Louis Tap Festival, the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance World Congress and at the Royal Opera House in Helsinki, Finland. Furthermore, Mark has gained the plaudits of major dance critics for his innovative approach to tap choreography. His works have been commissioned and performed by the Bill Evans Dance Company, ETC and Hope College, among others. Mark also maintains a longstanding professional relationship with Valérie Lussac, Artistic Director of Tapage of Toulouse, France and Guillem Alcalay in Barcelona, Spain and teaches annually in both cities. He teaches and judges at conventions and competitions throughout the US, including Ovation Dance Challenge and In10sity. He is especially proud to teach for Mark Goodmans’ Totally Tap.

Mark is a noted educator and has taught at festivals throughout the U.S. and has served on the faculty at Oklahoma City University and Hope College. He is sought after for his multidisciplinary approach to tap teaching, which includes history, basic music theory and an emphasis on jazz music, and has taught in France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and the United States. Mark is also a published author, with pieces appearing in Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher and Dance Magazine. He is also the creator and host of “The Tea on Tap,” which features 32 interviews with noted Tap Dancers.