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Northwest Tap Connection Raising $75,000 to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Shann Thomas


Outside of the Northwest Tap Connection studio a vibrant mural by Lawrence Pitre stands tall with an Alice Walker quote smack in the center: “Furious Times Require Furious Dancing.”

For now, however, dancing inside of Northwest Tap has come to a screeching halt. Like many small businesses, the impact of COVID 19 has temporarily shut the doors of Northwest Tap. Continue reading Northwest Tap Connection Raising $75,000 to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

Othello Block Party’s Second Volume Drops July 27

by Emerald Staff

The Othello Block Party is back with a second volume of music, dance, and arts on Martin Luther King Jr. Way July 27. And this time with an expansive lineup of Seattle artists bringing songs, dance, and poetry to the of 42nd Avenue near Othello Street.

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PHOTOS: Northwest Tap Connection Celebrates National Tap Day

story and photos by Susan Fried

Northwest Tap Connection students, staff, their families, friends, and the community didn’t let a little rain deter them from having a great time celebrating National Tap Dance Day Saturday May 25 at Northwest Tap Connection’s dance studio on Rainier Avenue.

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Javoen Byrd/Tunji Awodi: From South Seattle to Nigeria to New Orleans

By Polly Trout

Tunji Awodi. Photo Credit: Polly Trout
Tunji Awodi. Photo Credit: Polly Trout

Javoen Byrd, who performs African and Afro-Caribbean music under the stage name Tunji Awodi, will be making a brief visit to Seattle July 10-11 for two shows at the Moore Theater with Northwest Tap Connection. He will be drumming in the Congolese style for Odyssey – The Story of Three Dancers. The performance resonates with Javoen’s own odyssey and his vision for using African music, culture, and spirituality to empower black youth. Continue reading Javoen Byrd/Tunji Awodi: From South Seattle to Nigeria to New Orleans