Tap Ages 8-12

This class is taught by:

Taylor Provence

Taylor Provence: Performing Group Co-Director
Former student and amazingly sweet Taylor helps out in so many ways. She is behind our wonderful feature Fridays on FB and helps to organize our PG dancers. She is such an asset to our SCPA faculty.

Kelsey M. McCowan

Kelsey has over twenty years dedicated to the art of tap dance and because of this, has become one of Hollywood’s leading celebrity trainers, privately coaching stars such as Bette Midler, Derek Hough, Jeremy Piven, Azealia Banks, and more. She also has worked on many films, most recently doing all of the tap foley/ADR work for Kermit the Frog and Ricky Gervais in the “Muppets Movie”, and Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in their upcoming movie musical, “La La Land”. She has worked with Seth Macfarlane and the John Wilson Orchestra on numerous occasions, most recently performing at Seth’s Oscar’s party. She and her dance partner, Caley Carr, were hand picked to perform with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops as a tribute to Broadway. Other credits include working with Fergie, the Disney Channel, Universal Studios Hollywood, industrials for Mac Cosmetics, and more. Her choreography and assistant choreography credits include Derek Hough, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Access Hollywood, the 2015 Fashion and Film Awards, Ellen Degeneres and Steve Harvey's hit show "Little Big Shots", and Universal Studios. She also teaches weekly at one of the top leading studios for professional dancers, the Edge Performing Arts Center.

Sophia Dawidoff

Sophia Dawidoff has been dancing since the age of four. She received her training at the Jimmie DeFore Dance Center. Sophia earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, in Dance Performance from Chapman University where she was President of the Chapman Dance Alliance. Sophia has extensive experience in performance and choreography in all dance styles. She was selected to be one of a trio to be the first performers on the grand stage of the new Musco Center for the Arts. Sophia has a particular love of tap dance and has trained with tap legends Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Sarah Reich, and Dianne Walker.  This is Sophia's first season with South Coast Performing Arts and we look forward to many seasons beyond 2018!