Dance a rainbow! Sing a rainbow! Paint a rainbow! Come rock around the rainbow and make new friends as we recreate our TAP rock garden using the hope and promise of the rainbow!
We're inviting children ages 6-11 to attend TAP, an interfaith, intercultural arts program. Here's what you need to time.
Time: 8:45 a.m. to Noon
Date: June 26-30
Place: Rankin Arts Center 1004 Broadway
A Celebration will be held for families of TAPPERs Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
For more info email Debbie Anderson, [email protected].
Thank you for your interest in TAP 2023! Be sure to check your email for your info!
The Thompson-Anderson-Pound Art Program or TAP is a five-day arts program for children ages six through eleven from diverse cultures and faiths. Through music, drama, dance, art, and stories children discover the value of self and of diversity in community. Adult and teen-age volunteers from area Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and other faith communities co-plan and teach the curriculum. The longest-running interfaith event in the region, TAP will celebrate its 25th year in 2020.
Youth are trained to serve as Teen Interns and Mentors. During the week preceding the program, these teens from diverse backgrounds get to know and trust each other, engage the year’s theme, and learn to be program leaders. These teenagers truly are mentors; they are taught to live into positions of leadership and responsibility, accountable to their teammates and their group of children. They shepherd them throughout the rotations, help and guide them, and assist the adult volunteers. The children bond with and emulate these young leaders; the youth grow and flourish with this responsibility.
Check out some of our past TAP experiences below:
Salutations (Click photo)
Original TAP Song "Transforming Me to We" (Click photo)
TAP IN THE NEWS:
"She wore KKK robe to show & tell, now directs diversity program"
"Mentors talk about Thompson-Pound Art Program and its director"
"Transforming the "me to we" through the butterfly dance"
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TAP 2021 "Bloom Where You Are Planted"
TAP 2020: TAP-in-a-box deliveries
A Remembrance of Dorothy Carlsen
TAP in the News
Celebrating 20 Years of TAP!
Top TAP Moments in 2015