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Thanks to the International Dance Communitity for assuring Kabby MItchell III's Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center will be a cornerstone of Arts Education in Tacoma WA for years to come.

Kabby Mitchell, III Memorial

Celebration of Kabby's Life Memorial

was held at 

The Paramount Theatre

Sunday, July 9th 


Josh Labelle, Executive Director Seattle Theatre Group, Ricardo Frazer, Board President, Seattle Theatre Group, Vivian Phillips, Seattle Mayor, Edward Murray, Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Marie Chong,Director, ARC Dance Company, Bertram Johnson, Riverside Church, NY, Pat Wright, Director, Total Experience Choir, Melba Ayco, Director, NW Tap Connection,  Edna Daigre,Director,  Ewajo Dance Center, Dr. Tawnya Petiford-Wates, Co-Founder,The Conciciation Project, Donald Byrd, Artistic Director, Spectrum Dance Theater, Peter Boal, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Damaris Caughlan, Artistic Director, Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma, The Evergreen State College Faculity, all of the talented and gifted performars, Seattle Theatre Group, staff, board, volunteers and crew, Dilettante Chocolates, Tom Douglas Catering, and last but not least, all of Kabby's family, friends and students, who all paid a big part in the  tribute to 

Kabby Mitchell, "Cultural Ambassador" and mentor to many.

Fall/Winter Session: Sept.18th - Jan. 20th

Our Opening day classes were taught by Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director, founding member and principal dancer of 

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Summer Session ends August 25th with an in studio demonstration by our students. Time: 5:30 PM

T.U.P.A.C. Students will appear after the Saturday August 19th matinee showing of STEP at the Grand Cinema. http://www.grandcinema.com/events/post-film-presentation-step/

FRIDAY'S  1:15 P.M.- 2:30 P.M.  Open Level  18-Adult West African

It is our goal to create dancers who are prepared to attend any dance school and be more than  proficient in various dance disciplines which include, Ballet, Hip Hop, Liturgical, West African, Step and Guest Artist Classes in Afro Contemporary, Acting, Etiquette, Musical Theater and Choreography.


REGISTER  by August 20th for discount!

Hurry as space is limited!




Fall/Winter Session Forms

T.U.P.A.C. Scholarship Form (pdf)


T.U.P.A.C. Registration Form (pdf)