Founded by Tasha Lawson in 2012, Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble is a home for Calgary tap dancers to explore the art of tap.
We are non-competitive and work with a collaborative, process oriented, creative mindset. We nurture individual expression and artistry, while inspiring work ethic and focus. We value quality education and respect for the art form and it’s history.
We aim to provide the tools needed for artists to move into a professional career.
The ensemble dancers collaborate in the creation of new works, the study and preservation of tap history and historical repertoire. We work with live musicians, develop improvisational skills, and share in both community performances and full-length concert presentations.
We aim to build community. Dancers are exposed to guest artists, tap masters, body percussionists, movement artists, musicians and choreographers from around the world. Additional travel opportunities are available to further enhance technical and performance experience, as well as to foster creative relationships with other youth ensembles and tap dancers in Canada and abroad.
The Tri-Tone Company has performed at the New York City Tap Festival, Third Coast Rhythm Project, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Alberta Culture Days, Mayor’s Luncheon, Heritage Park, Vancouver International Tap Festival, Calgary School Board, Toronto Rhythm Initiative, International Jazz Day and at Calgary’s Rhythm Body and Soul Tap Festival.
Additional self-directed mentorships are available to students in specific areas of interest, including the Tri-Tone Teacher Training program.
Students and Alumni have successfully moved into developing professional careers and acceptance into professional development programs, such the School of Jacob’s Pillow Professional Advancement Tap Program and Escola Luthier Dansa.
Reach out to artistic director Tasha Lawson to find out more about the unique Calgary Tap dance community.
2022/2023 Season Auditions
Intermediate Ensemble: 11:00am-12:30pm. Dancers with 4 + years experience (Audition Class fee: 30.00)
Advanced Ensemble: 1:00pm-2:30pm. Dancers with 6 + years experience (Audition Class fee: 30.00)
Foundations Program: 3:00-4:30 – Minimum 2 years experience (Audition Class fee: 20.00)
How to register:
- Send us an email letting us know what audition placement class you will be attending
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- An intake form will be sent back to be filled out and returned prior to audition class
- Arrive at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks 15 minutes prior to audition time – 5th Floor.
- *If you are unable to attend group audition, a private audition can be arranged at an additional fee for private.