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.

The Tap 'n Arts Dance Studio is located at 24 Colonial Park Mall, Harrisburg, PA 17109 near Sears between Justice and Foot Locker.

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, get something to eat/drink and even exercise without leaving the building?

Where the stars come to dance in the Harrisburg area, learn more!

Faculty & Staff

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