Tri-Tone Productions was founded by Tasha Lawson in 2008. The Company is dedicated to creating a vibrant, inspired, creative, and collaborative tap dance and percussive arts community in the City of Calgary.
“My vision has been to provide Calgary’s young artists with world-class training in tap dance and the percussive arts. To expose students and audiences to the broader international landscape, inspiring them to carry forward the history of the art form, while exploring their personal creative voices. I believe that when curiosity and inspiration are ignited in students, work ethic, technical skills and creativity are elevated.” – Tasha Lawson, Founder and Artistic Director
A key component of the Tri-Tone program is providing opportunities to share and celebrate the passion and talent of young performers. Partnerships with the National Music Centre of Canada, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Jazz YYC, and others, provide for multiple collaborative and innovative community performance opportunities throughout the year.
Tri-Tone Dancers have been invited to perform at Chicago Human Rhythm Project, New York City Tap Festival, Third Coast Rhythm Project, Vancouver International Tap Festival, Toronto Rhythm Initiative, Alberta Culture Days, Mayor’s Luncheon, Lilac Festival, Heritage Park, Calgary Stampede Youth Talent Showcase, Calgary’s Rhythm, Body and Soul Tap Festival, and much more. Alumni have been accepted into prestigious advanced placement programs such as the School of Jacob’s Pillow and Luthier School in Barcelona, Spain.
We help to promote and preserve the art form in our community, and are instrumental in the development of strong, confident, creative leaders of tomorrow.