Tap Team Two was originally put together by Robert F. Burden Jr and Troy McLaughlin, after a year of performing as a duo Troy stepped down and Arthur Leo Taylor became Robert’s new partner.

Robert and Arthur made Tap Team Two into a thriving Philadelphia based tap company that was sought out all over the United States! Creating theatrically based shows such as “CyndiElla” and 

“The Nuttapper,” Tap Team Two was no longer just a duo, it became Tap Team Two and Company, Inc. with as many as 10 dancers and a Junior Company.

Tap Team Two has performed in every major dance venue in Philadelphia such as the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the first series of Dance Boom, “2000 Feet – A celebration of World Dance” and Dance USA’s “Dance in Public Places.” (2012 & 2014) For many years Tap Team Two hosted “National Tap Dance Day,” bringing some of the pioneers of tap dance to the city. During the 2000-2001 season, due to their assembly program “Hoofin’ In America,” Tap Team Two became the #1 Artist in the country from the National Trusties of Young Audiences. During that time Tap Team Two was performing for 18 of the 32 Young Audience chapters through out the country.

In 1997, Arthur stepped down and Corinne Karon became Robert’s 3rd partner and Executive Director of the company. Corinne is celebrating her 25th year with the company and is still the Executive Director of Tap TeamTwo! Corinne also shares the Artistic development of the company with Robert and will be premiering a new work on Tap Team Two in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in the Fall of 2018!

Currently Tap Team Two consists of 7 dancers. The company utilizes the original style of tap dance, known as Hoofing, as a means to educate audiences on the history of tap. Hoofing is an American art form that evolved from the roots of Irish clogging, African dance, street and social dances of the early 20th century. Sounds made by the feet are the “voices” or instruments of the performers, forming an “orchestra” capable of expressing a variety of moods, colors and poetry of movement. Performing mainly acappella pieces, Tap Team Two demonstrates how tap can be used as a way to create music.