When Charles Renato visited KTE in the Shantalliv Cowshed Studio – September 2018

Welcome to Kerry Tap Ensemble (KTE)

We are a community and a tap dancing performance group for kids, teens & adults: for fun and to spread the joy that is tap dancing as far and wide as we can.

Our Story

Kerry Tap Ensemble was set up in Sept 2017 to support the growth and development of tap dance skill and performance in Kerry. Dr Trish Melton had been teaching tap dance in a number of schools, including her own since 2010 and more and more people were asking to get involved. Performances were well received and in order to be ready for more opportunities, this performance group was formed and aims to remove any school or geographic barriers and allow tap dance to flourish.

With scholarships and local funding KTE were able to attend TDFUK18 in Manchester, UK. and the first formal performance of the group was well-received.

Our first year was an amazing journey and now here we are well into our 4th Year with many exciting things on the horizon. GO KTE!