Tonik Tap

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About TONIK

Founded in 2001, TONIK Tap is Northwestern University’s premier tap dance ensemble. TONIK’s members hail from all over the country and collectively study a variety of majors, but we all have one thing in common – we love to create rhythm. We perform at various Northwestern and Chicagoland events, from Rhythm Nation and Eberhard's chemistry show in the fall, to Wildcat Days and Dance Marathon in the spring. We also produce two shows a year on campus, with original choreography and video interludes. Additionally, for the past three years, TONIK's self-choreographed repertoire has been recognized and featured as part of Dance Chicago, a city-wide dance festival in downtown Chicago. We have tapped with soccer balls, an a cappella group, eggs, on contact explosives, and have recreated classic choreography by Gene Kelly. What can we say, tap goes with everything! Email us at toniktap@gmail.com.

Mission Statement

TONIK Tap is committed to expanding our presence on campus and in the greater Chicagoland area, ensuring success and accomplishment within the company, and promoting and generating greater awareness of and appreciation for the classic American art form of tap dance through strong technique, dynamic choreography, and quirky humor. Ultimately, we're shooting for a close-knit, creative community of tap dancers: one big, tappy family.

2018-2019 Executive Board

  • Kelsey Fields, Artistic Director
  • Cassie Stevens, President
  • Isabel Alamin, Company Manager
  • Grace Richardson, Marketing Director
  • Daniella Asapokhai, Development Director

Current Members 2018-2019

Executive Board

  • Kelsey Fields, Artistic Director
  • Cassie Stevens, President
  • Isabel Alamin, Company Manager
  • Grace Richardson, Marketing Director
  • Daniella Asapokhai, Development Director

Company

  • Kelsey Fields
  • Cassie Majewski
  • Cassie Stevens
  • Daniella Asapokhia
  • Isabel Alamin
  • Grace Richardson
  • Autumn Thelander
  • Tess Majewski
  • Hannah Gonzalez
  • Emily Brooks
  • Shira Hirsch
  • Olivia Whitmer

Past Seasons

2016-2017

  • Winter Show: Graffoniks in 3D with Graffiti Dancers
    January 13-14, 2017 ⋅ Jones Great Room
  • Spring Show: Can We Tap That?
    April 6-8, 2017 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    • Produced by Sammi Roth
    • Directed by Mackenzie Coden

2015-2016

  • Winter Show: Graffoniks 2.0 with Graffiti Dancers
    January 16-17, 2014 ⋅ Jones Great Room
  • Spring Show: Are We There Yet?
    April 7-9, 2013 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    • Produced by Shanice Harris
    • Directed by Megan Legault

2014-2015

  • Winter Show: Hooked on Graffoniks with Graffiti Dancers
    January 16-17, 2014 ⋅ Jones Great Room
  • Spring Show: #tbtonik
    April 16-18, 2013 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    • Produced by Sheridan Brown
    • Directed by Aric Barrow

2013-2014

  • Winter Show: tapchat
    January 17-18, 2014 ⋅ Jones Great Room
  • Spring Show: Mean Tappers
    April 17-19, 2014 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    • Produced by Sarah Rosenberg
    • Directed by Darcy Coussens

2012-2013

  • Fall Show: Runaways with Steam Heat
    November 15-17, 2012 ⋅ Jones Great Room
  • Spring Show: Live From Evanston... It's TONIK Tap!
    April 18-20, 2013 ⋅ Shanley Pavilion
    • Produced by Alex Fox
    • Directed by Sophie Rich

Archive

  • 2011-2012: #toniktweets(Fall) ⋅ TONIK _____ Tap (Spring)
  • 2010-2011: GET LOST with the X-Factors'(Fall) ⋅ TONIK Turns 10! (Spring)
  • 2009-2010: Northwesternside Story (Fall) ⋅ America's Got TONIK (Spring)
  • 2008-2009: Plymouth ROCK (Fall) ⋅ What's on Tap? (Spring)
  • 2007-2008: Pursuit of Tappyness
  • 2006-2007: Just Tap
  • 2005-2006: TONIK with a Twist
  • 2004-2005: Tap That

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