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.
We offer educational programming and performance opportunities for youth, adult and professional artists. Our youth performance ensemble and professional company engage in the preservation of historical tap repertoire, as well as the development of new creations in tap, body percussion and movement.
“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 Tri-Tone is providing opportunities for rhythmic artists and musicians to collaborate, share and celebrate their passion. We frequently bring in guest artists and master teachers, and 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.