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Let's Tap!

What recording artists are in your playlist?? Hopefully a few of those artists hail from the state of Georgia. There are so many iconic and legendary recording artist that were born in Georgia like Ray Charles, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Allman Brothers Band, and Outkast. That iconic list also includes artists who may not have been born in Georgia but fostered their careers here in the city of Atlanta like John Mayer. This year’s Let’s Tap! theme is The Playlist of Georgia, directed and choreographed by Kyme Hersi-Sallid. The Rhythm Keepers and Junior Rhythm Keepers tap companies, along with the Apprentice Rhythm Keepers, are ready to celebrate Georgia’s artists by hoofing to music that will make you want to dance in your seat and sing along. The Rug Cutters teen swing dancers, directed by Eliza Reese and Danny Iktomi Bevins, will also join in the fun as  guest performers. Other recording artists in our tapping playlist are Little Richard, B-52's, Brenda Lee, Otis Redding, R.E.M., James Brown, Lauren Alaina, Lainey Wilson, CeeLo Green, Johnny Mercer, India.Arie, Sugarland and Usher.  Please join us for the 11th annual production of Let’s Tap! It will be a toe-tapping celebration of our local music icons, and don’t forget to bring your tap shoes to join us on stage for the Shim Sham. Let’s Tap! 

Convergence - An Evening of Contemporary Dance

Mark your calendars! On February 24 and February 25, Decatur City Dance presents an evening of contemporary dance, featuring the Nexus Companies, AboutFace, and guest performances by Kit Modus and Covington Regional Ballet. You will not want to miss this production of new and original work by Decatur City Dance!

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Decatur City Dance is the oldest performing dance group in DeKalb County, first established as a Junior Company of Atlanta Civic Ballet in 1952 by Hilda Gumm. It became an independent artistic entity in 1962 under the guidance of Hilda Gumm and Marie Roberts.

Under the Decatur City Dance umbrella are six performing groups of accomplished adult and teen dancers: AboutFace (professional contemporary), Nexus Premiere and Nexus Apprentice (ballet, jazz, and modern), Rhythm Keepers (tap), and Junior Rhythm Keepers (tap) and Nexus Contemporary (contemporary/modern).


During its five decades, Decatur City Dance has presented original choreography of varying styles appropriate for all ages, including the story ballets of Winnie the Pooh, The Little Princess, and A Day with Mother Goose. The companies have performed both on traditional theater stages around metro Atlanta as well as in spaces as diverse as the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, North Dekalb Mall, Cannon Chapel at Emory University, and Oakland Cemetery.


Decatur City Dance is a nonprofit corporation, based in Decatur, Georgia, financially supported by contributions, grant funds, membership dues, and ticket sales. Its members are talented dancers, many of whom started their dance training at Decatur School of Ballet. Open auditions are held annually. For eligibility requirements please contact Decatur City Dance.



Join us for lots of dance this season!



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