Untapped Announces New Show

Don't miss the premiere of a brand new original show from Arkansas' only professional tap dance company!

Rhythmic Roots is a percussive symphony of tap dance combined with the playing of unconventional instruments such as buckets, crates, and more. Audiences will experience the diverse background and percussive music of tap dance, as well as the other percussive dance styles that influenced its creation.

Ticket sales and additional donations help fund the arts education programming and tap dance workshops that Untapped provides for local schools and community organizations. Tickets range in price from $15-$25 and are available online, through the UA-PTC Box Office, and at the door. To purchase tickets, click the link below or call (501) 812-2387.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

National Tap Dance Day

National Tap Dance Day is May 25th, and South On Main is celebrating with a special TAPPY HOUR from 5-7pm featuring drink specials and performances by Arkansas' only professional tap dance company! Come eat, drink, and enjoy performances by Untapped and The Untapped Youth Ensemble in honor of National Tap Dance Day! A portion of each draft beer purchase will benefit Untapped!

Rhythm & Soles 2018

 

Untapped, Arkansas' only nonprofit tap dance company, will hold its annual Rhythm & Soles gala on Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Rep's new Education Annex, located in Downtown Little Rock's Creative Corridor. Guests will enjoy dessert, open bar of beer and wine, an exciting raffle and silent auction of fantastic, one-of-a-kind items, and entertainment throughout the evening. Performers will include Untapped's professional company dancers and Youth Ensemble, as well as students from Hot Springs High School who have experienced and benefited from the free arts education programming that Untapped provides. Tickets to Rhythm & Soles are $45 for adults, $30 for students, and are available online now through the event date. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Thank you for supporting Untapped on #GivingTuesday

We had an incredible Giving Tuesday! We would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported us through donations, post shares, and by joining us last night at our Youth Ensemble Showcase. We had a great turnout and our dancers had so much fun performing for all of you!

We could not do what we do without the support and generosity of people like you. Each and every donation makes a big impact, and helps us further our mission of bringing awareness and appreciation for the art form of tap dance to the state of Arkansas. We are so grateful for your support.

Thank you so much for your continued support of Untapped!

#GIVINGTUESDAY is November 28th

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 28th, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to GIVE!

Untapped is excited to join the global movement and inspire people to give.Donations of any size help us bring the art of tap dance to our community by providing free workshops for local schools and producing original productions. Our in-school and community work exemplify who we are as an organization, as one of our primary goals is to offer a free dance class experience to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity. The more funding we receive, the more arts programming we will be able to provide for the community to further spread awareness, appreciation, and love for the art of tap dance.

Join us in giving back this November 28th!

Now Accepting Audition Submissions for our 2018 Season

Untapped is seeking male and female tap dancers to join our professional tap dance company for our 2018 season. Untapped company members perform statewide for events, fundraisers, and our own annual productions and events. Our company members are also involved in our nonprofit work in the state, teaching workshops in schools, community centers, other nonprofit programs, and more. Dancers must be trained at an advanced level of any style of tap dance. Teaching experience is also recommended. Weekly rehearsals for shows and performances are currently held at Shuffles & Ballet II in Little Rock, and in some cases, dancers from outside of Little Rock may participate in rehearsals via video chat. All performances, rehearsals, and workshops taught are paid.

Untapped will be accepting video auditions beginning October 23rd. If you are interested in becoming a part of the state's only tap dance company, submit your video along with a headshot, resume or bio, and completed audition form to info@untappedlittlerock.org. Deadline to submit is December 1st. Dancers receiving live callbacks will be notified within two weeks of submission deadline.

For more information, downloadable audition form, video guidelines, and demonstration videos, visit untappedlittlerock.org/audition.

Untapped Youth Ensemble Showcase on #GivingTuesday

We are thrilled to announce that our very first Untapped Youth Ensemble Showcase will be performed this Giving Tuesday, November 28th! We are so excited to be partnering with Arkansas' regional Innovation Hub, located in the heart of Argenta's Arts District, to hold this performance. The showcase will feature performances by Untapped's Youth Ensemble and Professional Company. Tickets to this event are FREE of charge, but we encourage our audience to support Untapped and our Youth Ensemble program through donations in honor of Giving Tuesday. Donations of all sizes help us provide more free programming and further enrich Arkansas' arts and dance community.

The Untapped Youth Ensemble is a free program for dancers ages 10-17. These dancers have the opportunity to attend weekly master classes taught by Untapped Company Members, participate and perform in Untapped events, and even assist in our community workshops. The Youth Ensemble program is completely open and free to all students of any background and level of dance experience.

Click here to reserve tickets.

Untapped to perform in Dance ImpACT

We are so excited to be involved in this show once again! We loved dancing with so many talented fellow artists in last year's Dance ImpACT concert, and were honored to be invited back this year, along with our Youth Ensemble! Get your tickets!

Don't miss the dance concert of the year!!! Dance ImpACT at the Argenta Community Theater will include performances by Ballet Arkansas, Untapped, Untapped Youth Ensemble, UA Little Rock, Theatre Arts and Dance Company, Henderson State University Dance Company, Shuffles & Ballet I, and Ms. Karen's Dance Studio! Come and celebrate DANCE in our community! Get tickets here before they sell out! 

Saturday, April 1st at 8 PM / Doors open at 7 PM

Group rates available: Call 353-1443

TICKETS: $15 ADULTS / $10 STUDENTS

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Untapped's Rhythm & Soles Gala

Untapped's Rhythm & Soles Gala will be held on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Argenta Community Theater in Downtown North Little Rock. The night will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, raffle auction, and performances by Untapped, the Untapped Youth Ensemble, and students from the North Little Rock High School Dance Program. 

TICKETS: $45 ADULTS / $30 STUDENTS

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Support Untapped on #GivingTuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29th, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to GIVE!

Last year's Giving Tuesday was our most successful fundraising day yet, and we were so thrilled and humbled to have met our $4,000 goal! We are anticipating an even more successful Giving Tuesday this year, and have raised our fundraising goal to $10,000! With your generosity and support, we believe we can reach that goal on November 29th!

Donations of any size help us bring the art of tap dance to our community by providing free workshops for local schools and producing original productions. Our in-school and community work exemplify who we are as an organization, as one of our primary goals is to offer a free dance class experience to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity. The more funding we receive, the more we will be able to provide for the community to further spread appreciation and love for the art of tap dance.

All donations are so greatly appreciated, and tax deductible!

TO DONATE ON GIVING TUESDAY, VISIT UNTAPPEDLITTLEROCK.ORG/DONATE.

AUDITION FOR UNTAPPED'S PROFESSIONAL COMPANY

Untapped is seeking male and female tap dancers to join our professional tap dance company. Untapped company members perform statewide for events, fundraisers, and our own annual productions and events. Our company members are also involved in our nonprofit work in the state, teaching workshops in schools, community centers, other nonprofit programs, and more. Dancers must be trained at an advanced level of any style of tap dance. Teaching experience is also recommended.

Untapped will be accepting video auditions beginning November 1st. To be considered, submit your video along with a headshot, resume or bio, and completed audition form to info@untappedlittlerock.org. Deadline to submit is December 5th. Dancers receiving a live callback will be notified within two weeks of submission deadline. 

For more information, audition form, video guidelines, and demonstration videos, go to our audition page.

Untapped Youth Ensemble 2016-2017 Season

ATTENTION TAP DANCERS AGES 10-17!

Does your child have a passion for the art of tap dancing and a desire to share it through professional performances? The Untapped Youth Ensemble is a free program for dancers ages 10-17. Youth Ensemble dancers have the opportunity to attend free weekly master classes with the Untapped Professional Company Members, participate and perform in Untapped events, and assist in our workshops. The weekly program is completely open and free to all dancers of any age, background, and level of experience. The 2016-2017 season of the Youth Ensemble program will begin October 6th. 

Youth Ensemble Master Classes and Rehearsals for performances will be held on Thursday nights 6-7pm at Shuffles & Ballet II in Little Rock.

Sign up on our website! Go to About-Youth Ensemble to sign up.

ONE MORE CHANCE TO SEE LEGENDS OF RHTHYM!

If you missed the show last weekend, or would like to see it again, you have one more chance! We will be performing Legends of Rhythm one more time at the beautiful Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, AR Saturday, June 25th, at 7PM. Tickets are available online! Get yours, and join us for our final performance of Legends of Rhythm! 

 

UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 16TH, 2016. TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON.

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR LEGENDS OF RHYTHM 2

Join Arkansas' only professional tap dance company as they take you back in time to relive the work of the biggest legends in dance history. The show will feature reenactments and tributes to iconic tap routines from film and television, all set to electrifying live music. In this reprise of last summer's "Legends of Rhythm", Untapped will feature new artists and routines, and a few audience favorites from the original show. "Legends of Rhythm 2" will feature a second act of completely original routines of Untapped's own modern style set to some of today's top hits, and a special tribute to Arkansas' own "legend of rhythm", the late Mr. Joel Ruminer. From Old Hollywood, to the New Millennium, Legends of Rhythm 2 will entertain dance-lovers of all ages!

The Center For Humanities & Arts at Pulaski Technical College

Friday, June 10th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 11th at 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 11th at 8:00 PM

Tickets are on sale now, and range from $20-$35. Proceeds from these performances will benefit Untapped's nonprofit work in the community.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

OR CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT (501) 812-2338.

FREE Live Show for ArkansasGives Day

Untapped is excited to be participating in Arkansas Gives Day for the first time this year! 

When our supporters make a donation through ArkansasGives.org on April 7, 2016, between 8am and 8pm, Untapped will receive additional bonus dollars from a bonus pool generously provided by the Arkansas Community Foundation. The more money our supporters donate on ArkansasGives Day, the more bonus dollars Untapped will receive! We are joining dozens of other nonprofits around Arkansas to make April 7th a celebration of giving. 

ARKANSAS GIVES DAY EVENTS:

 

CALS Downtown Parade Performance: 11:45am-1pm

We will be joining and collaborating with other local nonprofits participating in ArkansasGives Day and performing in a parade in downtown Little Rock. If you are near the downtown area, grab your lunch and see some entertainment on President Clinton Ave. in front of the River Market! 

ArkansasGives.org Live Stream Performance: 4:20pm

We will be performing live on ArkansasGives' LiveStream, so even if you can't make it to one of our other events, you can watch from your phone, tablet, or computer!

FREE Live Showcase: 6:30pm, The Lobby Bar, 320 W 7th Street, Little Rock

Untapped will be holding a FREE show for our supporters and the public in honor of ArkansasGives Day! This will be a casual, cabaret-style performance, so come as you are for the night or just drop in! Please join us to enjoy a night of TAP at The Lobby Bar and make a donation to support our work in the community! 

Dance ImpACT Concert at Argenta Community Theater

Untapped will be participating in the first ever Dance ImpACT event at Argenta Community Theater. This event brings together dance companies and programs across Arkansas to showcase the impact of dance in our state. We are exciting to be teaming up with Argenta Community Theater, and other performing groups, Ballet Arkansas, Hendrix University Dance Company, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Dance Company, and Henderson State University Dance Company. One night only! Get your tickets before they are gone! More info at argentacommunitytheater.com

April 9th, 2016

Doors open at 7PM, Show starts at 8PM

ADULTS: $15  /   STUDENTS: $10  /   GROUP RATES AVAILABLE 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets on sale now for Untapped's Second Annual Fundraising Gala

Untapped will holding our second annual fundraising gala on Friday, February 19th at 7:00PM at the Ron Robinson Theater in Downtown Little Rock. You won't want to miss this fun evening of tap! You'll enjoy cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, an exciting raffle auction of many fantastic and one of a kind items, the premiere screening of our new documentary, and performances by Untapped and our new Youth Ensemble! Tickets are $50 and on sale now through the event date, but get them soon, they are limited and will not be available at the door! 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Open Audition for Untapped Professional Company

Our open audition date for the Untapped Professional Company has changed. Auditions will now be held Friday, January 15th, 2016, at 6:30pm at Shuffles & Ballet II in Little Rock. You must be 18 years or older, or a graduating senior in high school, to audition. Auditions will include multiple brief technique exercises, a combination, and a private interview with Untapped company members. Nothing needs to be prepared in advance, and attire is open. Please bring resumé or bio, and a headshot. Please spread the word with anyone who may be interested. Email us at untappedlittlerock@gmail.com with questions. 

We hope you plan to join us on January 15th!

#GivingTuesday THANK YOU.

Our first experience with Giving Tuesday was incredible. We were both overwhelmed and humbled by your generosity and support of Untapped on this wonderful giving holiday. It was a great experience to see so much selfless giving around the world. So much giving, in fact, that the website hosting our donation page was overloaded and unable to compensate for all of the site traffic all day long! This was both encouraging and frustrating, as our donors were unable to get into the site to donate for much of the day. For this reason, we have extended our gift offer for one more day. Our donation page is still live, so if you would still like to donate and were unable to, or did not get a chance to, you may still do so! 

THANK YOU all so much for supporting Untapped on Giving Tuesday. Your donations will directly affect people in your community. Thank you for giving spirit in this Holiday Season!

To make a donation, please visit JustGive.org/untappedlr.

#GivingTuesday and Untapped

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬, a global day dedicated to giving back. Just as the days following Thanksgiving are dedicated to holiday shopping, the Tuesday after is dedicated to holiday sharing. Tuesday, December 1st, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to GIVE!

This year, we have an opportunity to take part in this national giving campaign.  Untapped is doing our part by hosting an online giving campaign. We will be accelerating our documentary project campaign and raising funds for our organization. Our goal is to reach those that do not know our company’s work yet and expand our base of loyal supporters throughout the community and beyond. We are passionately driven to share our love and enthusiasm for the art of tap with as many people as possible through more workshops, shows, and collaboration with other local non-profit and performance groups. Any and all donations are appreciated, as even the smallest amount will help us reach those who have yet to discover their passion for the arts, specifically, tap dance. If we can reach even one of these people, a life could be forever changed in wonderful ways. We invite you to be a part of Giving Tuesday by donating or matching the gifts of other donors.

We are so excited to be participating in ‪#‎GivingTuesdayAR‬ this year! Keep an eye out for ways to get involved and support Untapped, and other local charities & nonprofits! Let’s make Giving Tuesday as big as Black Friday here in Central Arkansas!

Please help us spread the word and plan to join us for #GivingTuesday!