Tap Uganda is a new international arts education organization. Our mission is to provide children from low-income populations with resources and opportunities, using dance education as a vehicle.
Tap Uganda is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts service organization.
What we do
The skills that children gain from dance and movement are incredibly useful for their education and social development. Combined with academic success, Tap Uganda aims to provide skills that will lead to opportunities for employment. Your donation can have a large impact on our students!
How we do it
We work in collaboration with various children’s centers in Kampala and surrounding areas. Many of our students have extensive cultural dance and music training, and the percussive movement of tap dance is innate. We provide free tap classes and performance opportunities, as well as courses in pedagogy and teacher trainings. The various services we provide build confidence and community, and provide resources, opportunities, and education for the children who benefit from the program. Additionally, the children gain a sense of purpose and accomplishment as their work is shared with communities around the globe.
Pairs of tap shoes donated
Children Impacted by Tap Uganda in its first year
Countries our program has visited
“Shim-Sham”, Uganda Style!
Many more videos are available on our video page! Click here to see a collection of videos.
Latest from the Blog
Dear Friends and Supporters, I hope you’re doing well! It’s been awhile since my last check-in, and I’m excited to share some Tap Uganda news! I returned to Uganda for a month in January, and my time was split between teaching the kids at Sosolya and participating for...
Dear Friends and Supporters, I hope you are well and enjoying the last days of summer! I had a very exciting and fulfilling month in Uganda. There is so much to share that I’ll be releasing details, videos, and pictures from the trip slowly over the next few months....
Dear Friends and Supporters, I leave for Uganda in less than three weeks! A huge thank you to all of you who have donated tap shoes and monetary contributions over the past few months. Thanks to your efforts, we have tap shoes for every child! If you still have shoes...