A warm and wondrous journey through Christmas, Chanukah, & the Winter Season…with all live music!
Audiences have made CTT’s annual warm and witty celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and the Winter Season part of their holiday tradition for over a decade. We are excited to return to the lovely North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. The amazingly talented Dasha Merkulova returns with her gymnastic skills along with new tap dances, returning favorites and more magic!
Click HERE to learn about a Tidings of Tap performance opportunity and intensive for students ages 10-18!
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Tidings of Tap’s numbers are not only precisely danced, but well thought-out: the music provides a delightful underscore to the steps, except during exciting bits like the aforementioned “Carol of the Bells” and Yonally’s exceptional solo. As an ensemble, CTT is tight – as a result of their clear familiarity with one another’s moves and styles, their sound is perfect with nary a stray toe-heel. And CTT dancers aren’t just in the floor, they practically make love to it: so clear is their marriage of metal tap to wood plank.
– Lauren Whalen, Chicago Theater Beat
Never preachy and rarely predictable, “Tidings of Tap!” doesn’t provide the sentimental glow of self-approval that so many other holiday shows do. Nor does it trash the season or the human race for enjoying it. Instead it takes us on a mashed-up tour of holiday clichés, borne on the easy, breezy wings of tap-dancing.
-Laura Molzahn, SeeChicagoDance