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

Take Your Tap to the Next Level!

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.


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)

Note: During the school year, all YTE practices are held on Sundays so as not to interfere with classes at your home studio. Classes will be held at QC Dance in Blaine.


Auditions for YTE are held each year, in late summer. Tap dancers ages 8 – 18 are invited to take part.

Can’t make one of our auditions? Please contact us to set up an alternate audition. Interested in joining mid-year? Please contact us!

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