Upcoming Events


May 18, 2024
12:00pm – 5:00pm
DJD Dance Centre

May 19, 2024
2:00pm & 7:30pm
DJD Dance Centre

June 16, 2024
1:00pm – 2:45pm
3:00pm – 4:45pm
DJD Dance Centre

July 17 – 20, 2024
DJD Dance Centre

Upcoming Live Music Tap Jams

  • May 18, 2024

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Asylum for Art

  • July 20, 2024

12:30-2:30 PM
Asylum for Art

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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.

Our Mission

  • Promote awareness of the practice of rhythm tap through educational & performance opportunities 
  • Create a platform for the creation and presentation of new tap work 
  • Connect the tap & music communities through collaborative projects 
  • Foster national and international relationships 
  • Inspire and support the development of youth, emerging and professional tap dance artists 
  • Provide an inclusive environment, where individual and collective artistic voices are supported

Our Programs

  • Lawson Percussive Dance Arts Company
  • Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble (Advanced)
  • Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble (Intermediate)
  • Tri-Tone Beginner Foundations Technique Program
  • Intermediate / Advanced Technique Program
  • Solo, Duet and Group Choreography Commissions

Performances and Events Include

  • Annual Main Stage Concert with Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble – Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
  • Annual Tap Day Celebration in partnership with Jamie Hill and Tammy Lynn Powers Memorial Foundation – Studio Bell, Home of The National Music Center
  • Annual Rhythm Body and Soul Tap Festival – Produced by Tri-Tone Rhythm Society
  • Live Music Tap Jams – Ongoing at varied locations
  • International Jazz Day – In Partnership with JazzYYC
  • Alberta Culture Days
  • Mayor’s Luncheon
  • Calgary Lilac Festival
  • Calgary Market Collective
  • Unganisha/ Celebration of Black History Month – Produced by woezoafrica
  • ONE – Produced by Sparq Productions
  • Summer Tap Jams in Confederation Park
  • Community performances and fundraisers
  • Corporate events and entertainment
  • Chicago Human Rhythm Project
  • Third Coast Rhythm Project
  • New York City Tap Festival
  • Vancouver International Tap Festival
  • Toronto Rhythm Initiative