Tap traces its roots back to Irish dance and African rhythm dance.  It is continued to evolve through Vaudeville to Broadway.  Present day tap borrows from current street trends to a wide range of pop music.  Because of the nature of the foot patterns involved, ballet is highly recommended as a companion to Tap.

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Kiersten Mays


Kiersten Mays has been the Choreographer for UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions) in Memphis for 15 years.  She was the Dance Director and Resident Choreographer for Cumberland County Playhouse.  She has recently retired from her professional dance career and become a Domestic Engineer (full time wife, mom, house cleaner, chauffeur and go-fer for the family business).  Kiersten continues to teach Master classes and workshops around the country and internationally.  Kiersten’s training includes National Academy of Arts, Luigi, Maurice Hines, Savion Glover, Phil Black, Frank Hatchet, Charles Kelly, Sylvia Watters, Joe Tremaine, Gus Giodano, Nan Giodano, Robert Audy and Joel Hall.  Kristen has choreographed and performed in hundreds of professional shows.  Some recognizable titles include A Chorus Line, The Fantasticks, , Singing in the Rain, Sweet Charity and Hello Dolly.

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Arts In Motion

Kingston Studio (865) 376-0295 * Rockwood Studio (865) 354-8969

email:  jaustin@artsinmotiontn.com

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