What is it about?

Tap dance is not a common dance form that is offered in the country of Kuwait. The innovative program, Tap To Togetherness, was introduced in Kuwait City, Kuwait and gained great success, quickly. Similar responses were received in Kuwait, as have been observed in America.

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Why is it important?

Dance is defined as formal dance styles and tap dance is included. The Tap To Togetherness program is a unique and innovative way to bring groups of people together such as families. While engaging in this program the participants will receive formal tap dance training, in a non-formal class setting. Research of the Tap To Togetherness program and within the participants has concluded that screen time was decreased dramatically as the program proceeded.


Tap To Togetherness, from the international perspective of Kuwait City, Kuwait demonstrates that Tap To Togetherness is easily adapted to different cultures and different populations. This article was written to formally educate others on the possibilities of the Tap To Togetherness program may be able to offer different populations, world wide.

Julie L Pentz
Kansas State University

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This page is a summary of: Tap(ping) To Togetherness: Family engagement reinforced through tap dance in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Childhood Education, October 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00094056.2018.1540203.
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