25th Annual Student Showcase & Gala

Celebrating KOW's 25th Anniversary & Capitol Tap's 10th Anniversary!

Sunday, May 31, 2020  <>  4:00 pm

The joy of learning. The “Aha” of discovery. The “Oh!” of understanding. The love of moving through space and time. The pulse of sound. The bond of connection. The fun of camaraderie. The beauty of dance. These are the experiences our students encounter at Knock On Wood Tap Studio; and they would love to share them with you at our annual Student Showcase. Our annual showcase will also be a celebration of the 25th anniversary of KOW and the 10th anniversary of Capitol Tap this year!


This event will take place on Sunday, May 31 at 4:00 pm, at the Silver Spring Civic Center, located at One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910. It will include food, cake, drinks (yes, there will be beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks at a cash bar), performances, and a silent auction.


Please come and help celebrate your friends, children, and other relatives as they perform for you and demonstrate their joy of percussive dancing.


Showcase/Gala Tickets

Tickets for our big celebratory event will be available for purchase soon!


Silent Auction

We will hold an old-fashioned, non-automated silent auction this year to raise funds for re-sanding our world-famous tap floors, upgrading our sound systems, purchasing percussive instruments, and for Capitol Tap to work with live musicians and expand their portable tap floor resources. You can help by:

  • Donating items to our silent auction fundraiser. Donate a gift card from a salon you frequent, a store you like, jewelry, a service from your business, a weekend getaway in a property you own or have access to, give a scholarship to a student - the possibilities are endless!
  • Sponsoring our event by just writing a check!
  • Bid and purchase items at the event!
  • Volunteer to help at the auction.

Tap here for more information about our Silent Auction!


Program Book

We also create a Program Book for this event and we will give you, or businesses you know, the opportunity to purchase the following:

  1. A business ad in our Program Book
  2. A shout-out or personal ad in our Program Book, to honor and appreciate your favorite dancer or dance teacher.

These purchases help to underwrite the cost of producing the Program Book and also help to raise needed funds for the studio and our youth ensemble in residence.


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support!


Showcase T-Shirts

For KOW students who are participating in the showcase, order your KOW Showcase performance t-shirt now! Please do not delay! The order deadline is Thursday, April 23.


Showcase Videos

You can purchase a video of the whole showcase, or individual segments that have particular meaning for you. Order your showcase videos here.


Flowers for Your Dancer

There will be flowers available at the gala for you to buy for your dancer or anyone else you would like!