Keane Sense of Rhythm

A nonprofit organization

$8,329 raised by 70 donors

28% complete

$30,000 Goal

Our Mission

Preserve, present, create and expand the boundaries of American Tap dance.

We accomplish our mission through education, the creation of new works, performing, presenting tap events, collaborating with other artists, and investing in talented youth. We have been following this very mission since 1997.

Since 2008, KSR has served over 2000 students in underserved communities teaching dance classes, creativity and life skills. 

New Studio Space

We've found an amazing new space in St. Paul that will allow us to expand our classes AND provide a space for other groups to use as well - a true community space. We have the passion, the skills, and the experience. Now, all we need is into our new home. Can we count on you for your support?

We are EXTREMELY thankful for the generous founding donors that have contributed to building the floor! A few squares still remain - get your name on a tap on our legacy board (see below!) -  but we also have so many more things that we need in this new space!

Our overall goal is to raise $30,000 for this new space!  

Help us make space for our community!  We can't do it without YOU. 

Community Engagement

Our outreach in the St. Paul public schools introduces students to a historically significant form of art that is often unknown to our students- tap dance! Since 2008, we’ve reached over 2,500 students and for the majority was their very first dance class.

Every year, in every school, teachers tell us about at least one child who has difficulty staying focused in other parts of the school day, then lights up, and becomes a star pupil when they tap dance for the first time. Providing that motivation to come to school, or stay in school is critical to long-term engagement and student success. We are honored to be considered a high-quality enrichment program and part of the success of these students' experience. 

The Youth Tap Ensemble

Our YTE is a group of youth performers who love tap dance and want to take it to the next level.  With performances in Europe, China, and mainland America, our dancers get to do a variety of non-competitive performances. Our dancers have performed in America’s Got Talent, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Anne Bancroft Foundation, Chicago Human Rhythm Project and share their joy for dance with every performance.

Find out more about all we do by visiting our website



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Organization name

Keane Sense of Rhythm

other names

KSR, Keane

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Arts & Culture Education Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


ST PAUL, MN 55117-4928



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