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Professional  companies

about  mostly   tap  and  mostly  jazz

The art forms of tap dance and jazz music have inspired one another throughout history, and are meant to be enjoyed together, creating a unique and rhythmic listening experience.  moSTLy TAP and moSTLy JAZZ are the professional dance and music ensembles of STL Rhythm Collaborative.  Together, the ensembles have presented live collaborations of music and dance that have been enjoyed by audiences of all ages throughout the St. Louis area for over 6 years.   

moSTLy TAP & moSTLy JAZZ are currently the only professional ensembles in the St. Louis area presenting full-length collaborations, honoring tap dance with live music accompaniment.  In September 2021, Ladue News featured STL Rhythm Collaborative as one of “The St. Louis Metro Area’s Leaders in Music.

Also in 2021, the ensembles presented their first self-produced premiere of IN DUE TIME: A Live Music & Tap Dance Tribute to The Dave Brubeck Quartet to rave reviews.

Since its debut, the ensembles have been recognized for their work at the internationally recognized Rhythm World Festival in Chicago, IL, presented by Chicago Human Rhythm Project (2022) and listed among Dance Magazine's "Top 25 to Watch" in 2023. 

The ensembles recently completed their first full season in residence at Missouri Baptist University, unveiling 3 new bodies of work; "Live At The Last Hotel," featuring the music of the Hardbop Messengers, "moSTLy Holidays," featuring the moSTLy TAP and moSTLy JAZZ ensembles, and "Latin Pulse," featuring the music of Acoustik Element.

The ensembles are currently preparing for their 2nd season in-residence at MBU.

In addition to presenting their own original works, the ensembles often collaborate with local nonprofit organizations, such as CommUNITY Arts STL and The Salvation Army, to present performances at community events, fundraisers, and festivals.

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