We're celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month!
Arts at the Armory is from 11 AM - 5:00 PM: "Tacoma artists, working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, welcome you to the spacious Tacoma Armory for a unique interactive arts experience. Artists will be sharing their work and you will have an opportunity to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and even purchase one-of-a-kind creations. "
This Saturday and Sunday, our West African Dance Instructor, Awal Alhassan, will be teaching his class at the Armory from 1:30-3:00 PM.
October 16 & 17
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Ave
Free and for all ages
Join us for the third annual performance of T.U.P.A.C. The Urban Nutcracker!
We are currently casting dance roles for beginner through advanced ballet students ages 7-20, advanced ballet dancers proficient working on pointe, adults for party scene, and volunteers to work backstage.
This is an all volunteer production. We need your talent!
Tech week is November 14 with daily evening rehearsals. Performance dates are November 19-21 with rehearsals starting in October. Rehearsals are scheduled for some weekday evenings and most weekends leading up to opening. If interested in more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the interest for below by October 1st with your dance and performance experience.
Check out this behind the scenes video from our 2018 production of The Urban Nutcracker.
Northwest Sinfonietta and Mikhail Calliste from Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center perform inside The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at Tacoma Art Museum with a behind-the-scenes introduction by Dr. T. André Feagin. Visit nwsinfonietta.org/listen for more
Northwest Sinfonietta and T.U.P.A.C. dancers Ivy and Nya perform from inside The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at Tacoma Art Museum, with a behind-the-scenes introduction by Dr. T. André Feagin. Visit nwsinfonietta.org/listen for more information and videos from this series.
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PNB hosts T.U.P.A.C. Students to inspiring complimentary PNB performances!
Current PNB Company members and Instructors share their professional curriculum with T.U.P.A.C. Students.
Teaching Artist Training Lab The Washington State Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab is a seven-month professional development program with a focus on supporting arts education as part of basic education in K-12 schools.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals to make dance education accessible for more students.
Kabby Mitchell III will always be our touchstone. TUPAC would not exist without Kabby's vision and we shall forever be grateful for how he shaped our lives and shared with us his discipline, grace, fortitude, truth, constant quest for excellence and laughter.
We shall always honor his memory by keeping his passion for not only educating marginalized communities with high quality classical ballet technique, but also setting an example for guiding students in being respected world citizens.
Thank you, Mr. Mitchell - we stand on your shoulders, and will always strive to relay your high standards to our students.