Aaron Tolson and Derick K. Grant, both men are on the top of the charts when it comes to tap dancing. From performances on various studios, to workshops, to shows in Japan and Brazil, to TV show performances such as “Steve Katsos’ Show”, these men have distinguished themselves as not only being part of the best in the world at tap but also for having great character and a high sense of honor. The tap world is blessed by their presence in every way.
Aaron and Derick have both been part of the So Danca family for quiet a while now, I’m sure you’ve seen their “heart” design on our professional tap shoes, they have been a great addition to our family for these past few years.
Recently they have started a tap competition called Tap2You, where tap dancers from all over have come together to test their skill among other tap dancers. This is the only competition of its kind, and was started by them because of that fact.
Here is a brief description of the competition taken directly from their site:
“Tap2You was created as a way to educate people about tap dancing, and is a new kind of dance competition. Instead of rewarding bigger, faster and flashier tap routines, Tap2You is about rhythm, musicality and timing with a strong focus on performance and education.” --- www.tap2you.com
Go and check their website for information on rules, judges, and a bio on the founders. The next two competitions taking place this year will be in Somerset, NJ on April 2nd & 3rd, and Lakeland, FL on April 9th & 10th.
I will personally be going to both competitions and taking pictures to post on So Danca’s many social networks as well, so get some online coverage!
Competition sign ups are now open, so go and register today!
Love from your humble blogger,