KSR's Youth Tap Ensemble (YTE) was created in 2002 to provide a professional experience for passionate tap dancers.

Keane Sense of Rhythm Youth Tap Ensemble

The youth ensemble has 2 levels: Intermediate and Advanced/Pre-Professional. The ensemble learns company repertory, improvisation, advanced technique and performs in community shows such as St. Paul Winter Carnival and the Twin Cities Tap Festival.

We love studio dancers! Participating in KSR’s Youth Tap Ensemble is complimentary to your existing training and will help you take your tap to the next level.  Classes, which combine technique and choreography, are held on Sundays, so as not to interfere with classes and training at your home studio.


This is a fast-intermediate tap experience that consists of technique, choreography, and improvisation. Students work on technique for a deeper complexity of tap, while also creating an ear for longer phrases. Students also develop an understanding of swing, polyrhythms, and let’s not forget…timing. Fun and fast paced. (3.5 hr)


This class is for the technically accomplished dancer to expand and improve their musical skills. Students develop a keen ear for polyrhythms, syncopation and odd and even time signatures. This class deepens their understanding of music and how, as a tap dancer, they “fit” into the music. Technique, combinations, and improvisation are core for this class. (3.5 hr)


Auditions are held every summer for the coming season. Dancers ages 8-18 are invited to take part. This year, auditions are being held August 19 and 26 at Celtic Junction from 7 – 8 pm. You do not have to prepare anything in advance.

Can’t make the audition? Don’t worry. We would be happy to arrange an alternate date/time. We can also make arrangements for those interested in joining us mid-season.

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