The cast of “Tap Kids” was greeted with a standing ovation at the end of its performance Friday night at the State Theatre.
The show took the audience on a journey through the dancers’ senior-year experience, marking several milestones along the way. The group of four boys and four girls spent the entire performance – over an hour-and-a-half in length – in constant, tap dancing movement.
“The tap [was] really good,” said junior Jessica Fox. The storyline was a little cheesy, but it fit the overall feel of the show and was enjoyable, she (junior-film/video) said.
The dancers were backlight often and for many of the songs were silhouetted in differing, colored lights. A themed video backdrop was also used as a type of scenery to put the different stage numbers in context.
For the first half of the show, the cast was adorned in bluejeans and a tank top with “Tap Kids," for the boys, or a bejeweled “K,” for the girls, across their chests. In the second act, more costumes were used.
A couple of scenes involved audience participation in the form of hand clapping, to which the viewers audibly partook in. From beginning to end, “Tap Kids” had the auditorium noisy with applause.