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A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Aaron Tolson
to make his mark by championing the movement of the art form
of Tap in several arenas. Mr. Tolson is a national spokesperson
for dance wear company SoDanca, a consultant and writer for
Dance Spirit Magazine, former professor of dance at Plymouth
University and the Boston Conservatory, as well as the assistant
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. He
attended St. John's University obtaining a Bachelor of Science
degree in Communications all the while honing his tap technique
in Manhattan. His senior year of college landed him in the New
York Shakespeare Festival tap program, also known as Funk U!
Soon Aaron became a company member of Manhattan Tap and
worked with the show Tap Dogs. Jumping feet first into
choreography, he landed a job with Absolut with a tour called
In 2005, Aaron completed a six-year run with Riverdance, the
internationally acclaimed show with performances on Broadway
and Radio City Music Hall where he was a featured soloist and
dance captain. Since then, Aaron has performed and taught at
numerous tap festivals, in addition to performing with Brookline
Chorus’ Duke Ellington Sacred Concert, The Late Late Show with
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 About
and Tapped and Tapped In - featuring New England Tap
Ensemble. Aaron formed New England Tap Ensemble in May of
2007 to promote the art of tap in the community while fostering
a sense of individuality in a professional artist.
Intro: Has never put on tap shoes before and is
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!