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Tapology Youth Outreach

Tapology, Inc.

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Enriching Lives Through Arts and Culture
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will provide partial support for Tapology outreach programs which will take place online in 2020. Tap dance is an enduring American art form that increases physical activity and enhances cognitive development for participants. The grantee partners with local schools, community centers and the Flint Institute of Music to provide area youth with an introduction to tap dance and offers regular classes for all levels of ability. Each year the grantee’s outreach programming culminates into a four day festival that provides exposure for local students to the art and history of tap. This year the festival will be conducted completely online. Professional artists will continue to provide instruction for beginners, as well as more advanced workshops for experienced young dancers.