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Skylarks on Tap


Dance & Live Music!

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2pm

The Ball Black Box at The Judy
1000 SW Broadway, T-100
Portland, OR 97205

Cost: $26 - $36

Tickets include a $1 processing fee

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Join The Skylarks for their 16th full-length concert: Skylarks On Tap, featuring favorite pieces from years past, new choreography, and stellar improvisation--all performed with live music! 

“As tap dancers, we are musicians and our shoes are our instrument,” says Judy Tibbles, artistic director for the Skylark Tappers. “We are thrilled to work with such talented Portland mus
icians who help us enhance our artform. People who come to the show should expect to be entertained by remarkable dancers and musicians alike and get a glimpse into the exceptional connection between tap and music.” Tibbles participates in the local jazz scene with tap dance improvisation, which is where she first connected with many of the musicians playing the concert.

The Skylark band includes musical director Jack Buddeke on keyboard, Jeff Homan on saxophone, Rivkah Ross on drums, and Ben Medler on bass. Marilyn Keller, a 2016 Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame Inductee, lends her signature powerhouse vocals to the group.

The Skylark Tappers are Missy Eseppi-Desmarais, Becky Goldcrump, Sheri Leipzig, Liz O'Donnell, Dominique Ritte
r, Rachael Singer-Brown, Alyssa Staab, and Briana Whitehead. 


The Skylark Tappers promote the joy and artistry of tap dancing, a uniquely American dance form, with inventive choreography, commanding stage presence, and contagious enthusiasm.

The group’s repertoire includes classic rhythm tap routines lovingly passed down by 20th-century tap masters and new choreography set to a variety of musical genres that include classical, swing, pop, contemporary, and jazz. 



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