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A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Aaron Tolson
to make his mark by championing the movement of the art
of Tap in several arenas. Mr. Tolson is a national
for dance wear company SoDanca, a consultant and writer
Dance Spirit Magazine, former professor of dance at
University and the Boston Conservatory, as well as the
choreographer, co-creator and assistant producer of the
acclaimed stage production Imagine Tap!
Aaron started dancing at the age of ten in Lawrence,
Massachusetts. Four years into his dance career he was
performing in the Great Tap Reunion at the Apollo Theatre.
attended St. John's University obtaining a Bachelor of Science
degree in Communications all the while honing his tap
in Manhattan. His senior year of college landed him in the
York Shakespeare Festival tap program, also known as Funk
Soon Aaron became a company member of Manhattan Tap
worked with the show Tap Dogs. Jumping feet first into
choreography, he landed a job with Absolut with a tour
In 2005, Aaron completed a six-year run with Riverdance,
internationally acclaimed show with performances on
and Radio City Music Hall where he was a featured soloist
dance captain. Since then, Aaron has performed and taught
numerous tap festivals, in addition to performing with
Chorus’ Duke Ellington Sacred Concert, The Late Late Show
Liam O’Conner in Ireland and on Globo TV representing the
Brazil International Tap Festival.
Most recently, Aaron was featured on Dance.com and has
choreographed, produced and directed Something to Tap
and Tapped and Tapped In - featuring New England Tap
Ensemble. Aaron formed New England Tap Ensemble in May
2007 to promote the art of tap in the community while
a sense of individuality in a professional artist.
Intro: Has never put on tap shoes before and
to explore a new style of dance.
Beginner: Knows the basic steps and wants to grow and have fun!
Adv Beginner: Has tapped before, knows basic steps and ready to have fun exploring new rhythms.
Intermediate: Looking for a challenge, to have fun, and not to be overwhelmed.
Broadway Tap:Learn time steps and exercises to help you grow in your desired style of tap.
Check out Aaron performing!