September 2018 We are so happy to welcome 2 new competing members and 3 new alternates to our team! We can't wait to get to know them better. March 2018 It's officially competition season! Our first competition (StarQuest in Waterbury) occurred a few weeks ago. "Barcelona" received first place in its category! We are looking forward to competing again in April. Our team is currently busy learning new dances to perform at our annual showcase on April 19th. We hope to see you there!
October 2017 Belated welcome back to school! We are busy learning new choreography with Andrew and Kate and preparing to take classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC in a few weeks. Looking forward to a spectacular year of tapping!
March 2017 Happy March! With both of our competition pieces done, we are getting ready for competition! We have also been asked to participate in a fun dance competition at Quinnipiac University, Fusion Fest, in April. The final details of our Annual Showcase are being worked out now, and we can't wait to share the time and place!
January 2017 Happy New Year from the UConn Tap Team! It's just about time to head back to school and start off our spring semester. Spring is all about performing for the Tap Team, so be sure to catch one of our performances! We'll be competing in two regional competitions, and most importantly preparing for our 13th Annual Showcase at the conclusion of the semester. In other news, two of our members, Tori and Taylor, will be competing in Miss CT this year! We send lots of luck to them, and hope they enjoy their experiences!
September 2016 Welcome back to another year of tapping! We had a great turnout for tryouts and there was a lot of talented dancers. Ultimately we took 6 new dancers and expanded our team to 21 members! Our choreographers are already hard at work and teaching us 2 new competition routines. April 2016 This semester has been crazy busy with competitions, fundraisers, and of course our showcase! Our first competition was in Providence, RI and we got high gold for both of our pieces! The second competition was more local in Rockville, CT and got platinum and high gold for our dances. The annual Tap Team Showcase was held in Jorgenson on campus, and we had 6 guest performances from teams and clubs on campus!
November 2015 This month the team spent a weekend in the big apple! Some of us were lucky enough to run into Maddie Ziegler at Broadway Dance Center. Everyone got to take a tap class and another of their choosing, including ballet, jazz, and hip hop. It was a great learning opportunity and bonding experience for everyone!
September 2015 Auditions last night were a success! This year we welcome our new members,Melissa Thienel, Cori Sylvain, Hanna Macmillan, Kathryn Coolidge and our alternates Samantha Marquardt, Madison Thompson, and Anna Ardizzoni! We are super excited for practices with our choreographers and can't wait for another amazing tap season to begin!
August 2015 Although the summer is coming to an end, there is good news that goes along with it: the UConn Tap Team is holding auditions again in September! We did have to say goodbye to six seniors in the spring, but this also means there is room for plenty of talent. New year also means new e-board. Our new president is Emily Spinelli, vice president is Olivia Scalise, treasurer is Taylor Bugryn, and secretary is Megan Boyer. We are all very excited for what's to come and will keep you updated on a date for auditions.
January 2015 We're back! After a restful winter break we have come back and are already hard at work. We have our competition dates set: Starpower in Hartford, CT March 27-29 and Headliners in Vernon, CT April 10-12. We are also in the process of planning two fundraisers; one with America's Best Dance Crew's own Static Noyze! More information on those to come. Thanks for keeping up with us and Happy New Year!
December 2014 As our semester is coming to an end we have some very exciting news: we have a date for our showcase! Everyone mark our calendars and keep Wednesday April, 15th open. The showcase will be at Jorgensen Performing Arts Center. We are very excited!
November 2014 These past two months have been very exciting! We are making great progress with our competition dances as well as learning the Copacetic Canon. We will be performing the canon at the UConn Dance Company Showcase on November 18th at the Jorgensen Performing Arts Center. Come support two UConn dance teams at once! Additionally, members of our team participated in community service by assisting with Bingo at a nearby rehab and retirement facility. It was a great way for us to give back to the community.
Also, our team just returned from a weekend trip to NYC where we took a variety of classes at Broadway Dance Center. It was a great bonding experience and a great learning opportunity as well. Finally, we are working towards nailing down our show date and will let you all know as soon as it is finalized. Enjoy your November and Happy Thanksgiving!
September 2014 (continued) We would like to wish a warm welcome to our six new team members: Emliy Beguè, Hannah Stackpole, Victoria Lemme, and alternates Megan Boyer, Mary Donato, and Emily Halpern. Congratulations! In other news we will be doing our first team fundraiser by selling concessions at the Men's and Women's Rugby games on Saturday, September 27th. Come out and support two UConn Club Sports at one time!
September 2014 Sorry for the hiatus, but we're back! We had an exciting year last year full of team building activities, community outreach, competitions, and an amazing show on the wonderful Jorgensen stage thanks to our incredibly talented choreographers Kate Cavenaugh D'Onofrio and Ryan P. Casey. At the end of the semester we said goodbye and good luck to our three seniors Sarah Johnson, Aviana Rosen, and Colleen Holt. We are so excited to begin another year of tap starting with our auditions Thursday Septmeber 18th. For more information visit our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com. Thanks for visiting our page and keep checking for more updates. Happy September!
March 2013 With both competition dances done, we're ready to start competitions next month! We have a fundraiser at the Can-Dance Studio in Coventry set up for April 7th, with more info to come. On Friday April 5th we will be participating in Relay for Life at UConn and performing for the relayers as well. The team as a whole has been working very hard, raising money for Relay and at the moment has earned a spot as one of the highest contributing teams at UConn. If you'd like to support us, go ahead and click here to donate!