GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Tapestry Dance Company; Austin, TX


Tapestry Dance

Types of classes offered: Everything! Tapestry Dance Company offers a variety of classes for both children and adults. Whether you are a novice dancer, or have been dancing all your life, Tapestry has an appropriate class for you! We offer traditional classes such as tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, modern and contemporary, as well as not so traditional classes such as Bollywood, Bharata Natyam, Salsa, Ballroom, Belly Dance, Flamenco and African Dance. What makes Tapestry Dance unique? There are many parts that make up the threads of our Tapestry. Tapestry Dance Company was founded in 1989 by rhythm tap dancer Acia Gray and ballet/tap artist Deirdre Strand.  Tapestry is one of the only professional tap companies in North America and travels nationally and internationally. In addition, Acia's Rhythm Tap syllabus is now used at many studios across the globe.  The staff at Tapestry is world class and the quality of tap and ballet training at Tapestry is unparalleled. We focus on technique in all classes and strive to build strong, versatile dancers.

Tapestry Dance Company
Tapestry Dance Company

Tapestry is a 401(c)3 non-profit organization, and every year gives back to the community by participating in a scholarship program that provides free dance classes to underprivileged families in the Austin area, and visits schools in the area as a part of our outreach program.

Moreover, Tapestry is proud to house our pre-apprentice youth company, Visions in Rhythm, and our non-professional, performing company Tapestry, Too! Tapestry's youth academy also includes a Boys Tap program that encourages boys to put their tap shoes on and jam! Our youth program sends graduates to dance conservatories and university programs across the nation. We believe that dancers should dance for the sake of art and performance, rather than competitions and trophies.

Tapestry Dance Youth Company

Advice for first-timers? Come into class with an open mind, do your best, and have fun! Never judge yourself. Dancing is the best way to physical and mental health, and should make you feel confident and more agile. You have only the one body and must treat it with care and consideration. Be gentle, start slowly and wait patiently for the vast improvement that will come with time and effort.

Favorite things to do in Austin? Austin is such a vibrant city! There is so much to do and see. There is literally something for everyone offered here almost every night of the week. Some favorite spots include Opa and Sazon on South Lamar for restaurants and hangout spots, and shopping and bringing kids to the playscape at Central Market on Lamar and 38th.

Did you know? Tapestry boasts one of North America's only professional tap dance companies.  They are crazy talented and pretty sexy. Worth checking out!

Grab your dance shoes and try a class at Tapestry Dance Company today! 

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  • [...] Home of one of North America’s only professional tap dance companies, the world-class team at Tapestry Dance Company also offers jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern and contemporary dance classes, as well as less traditional classes such as Bollywood, Bharata Natyam, Salsa, Ballroom, Belly Dance, Flamenco and African Dance. So grab your dancing shoes and check it out! Read more… [...]

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