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"HELL YOU TALMBOUT"
>>> SAY THEIR NAMES!!! #BLACKLIVESMATTER
In 2016, choreographer/MC/artist Shakiah Danielson and NWTC responded to the deaths of unarmed black lives at the hands of police officers, using dance as passionate protest in a call to say their names, see their names, and feel their names. Hell You Talmbout screened at NFFTY 2017 and took home the Audience Award.
OUR MISSION is inclusive of providing quality dance and job opportunities to under-served communities and also to raise a generation of socially conscious artists who produce work that fosters change. Our philosophy is that dance enriches the lives of the students while also helping to develop self-discipline, instill self-confidence, and encourage achievement.
May 2020 Video Message from NWTC Youth Tap Ensemble Dancers
Hell You Talmbout Block Party Protest Piece Performance at NWTC!
Cipher, NWTC instructor,alumni and company dancer, creating beauty through pain.
Young Arts version of Shakiah Danielson's & NWTC's Hell You Talmbout
CNN's Great Big Story featured Northwest Tap Connection: "Tapping for Justice"
CD Forum hosted a discussion with the creators and dancers of #HellYouTalmbout
NWTC Dancers featured in Kwanza Jones piece: Problem - a PSA
Pamela Yasutake, NWTC Instructor and alumni, is part of the Syncopated Ladies!!
Northwest Tap Connection performs at DC Tap Fest 2019! >>> Check it out!
Melba Ayco, Studio Director, was the 2017 Recipient of King County District No. 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service
Ms Melba honored by Rise Up for Students as part of Black History Month! Read the article here!