Tap Is Back

One of the tools we’ve found delightfully useful in our Dancing Heart™ bag of tricks is adaptive tap dancing. People are surprisingly enthusiastic about strapping on the elastic, Velcro and steel button tapping straps we’ve developed and tapping out a rhythm on the hardwood sounding boards. It’s as though people’s  lower extremities are grateful for the rhythmic expression that soon fills the room after folks get the hang of it.

Circulation to the feet and lower legs is often an issue for people, especially when walkers, wheelchairs, or just sedentary habits become part of the picture.  Initial curiosity about the tapping soon turns into a contagious chorus of percussion which persists for surprisingly long periods of time. Simple but effective, many Dancing Heart participants have been surprised, delighted and energized by this Kairos tool of the trade.


The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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