About Us

Since September 1990, the Tap 'n Arts Dance Studio of Harrisburg, PA, has been providing dance and acting training to students of all ages, levels and abilities.

We teach more than dance. We strive to help students learn proper techniques, gain confidence and lasting friendships in a nurturing, noncompetitive environment.

We give students the opportunity to be creative, original and express themselves through the performing arts.

We provide training in Acting, Ballet, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pointe, Tap, Tiny Tots and Triple Threat classes. Classes begin at 18 months, follow students throughout preschool, grade school, middle and high school and even into adulthood.

We are extremely proud that all of our Instructors not only have years of dance and performing arts experience. They are also professionals who work with children daily in the fields of education and healthcare. Most of our Faculty and Staff have children of their own. This has helped our staff become experts with children of all ages and abilities - ecspecially preschool students and dance classes.

Did you know that Tap ‘n Arts Dance Studio is the only dance school in the Harrisburg area in which you can drop off your student for dance, or acting, class and immediately go shopping, watch a movie, get your hair cut or colored, get your nails done, get a massage, something to eat/drink and even exercise without leaving the building?

Tap 'n Arts Dance Studio is where the stars come to dance when in the Harrisburg area, learn more!

Faculty & Staff

  • Kristin Petrou
    Owner, Director & Instructor
  • Samantha Powley
    Asst. Director & Instructor
  • Jasmine Bucher
    Acting Coach
  • Bridget Garcia
    Instructor
  • Erin Hannaford
    Instructor
  • Kelsey Hagstrom
    Instructor
  • Laureen Ramos
    Instructor
  • Kelley Shambaugh
    Instructor
  • Lindsey Smith
    Instructor
  • Craig Petrou
    Marketing Director & Webmaster