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Originally from Connecticut, Christopher Erk received dance and theatre performance training at the School of the Hartford Ballet and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Starting at the age of 15, Christopher began touring with the international production of Tap Dogs with whom he continued for 5 years. From there, he worked extensively with Gil Stroming during the developmental years of Break the Floor Productions, and has actively participated in over...read more
Christopher Erk pairs tap steps with everyday movements like walking and skipping, to demonstrate how natural tap dancing can be. He believes that before dancers can apply style to theatrical demands, they must feel comfortable executing the steps within their own skin. An important part of the process is finding and maintaining a groove within the movement. With these elements in tack, dancers will feel free to take tap dance anywhere they want to go!