Course Detail: CAA102ABT - Taiko

Taiko is a drumming and movement form based on Japanese tradition. Students will play both traditional and contemporary songs on big drums, practicing technique and drills. No experience is necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: When registering, please register the student's name, not the parent or guardian's name.

Email Emily Grillo at for general information or for registration assistance.

About Instructor Allison Ballard: Allison has taught movement/rhythm programs as an outreach artist at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective for over 25 years. She is the founding Director of Fort Wayne Taiko (a drumming and movement ensemble based on Japanese tradition) and is the Director of the University of Saint Francis' Jesters, a performing arts program for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Allison was a featured artist in Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne's 2014 and 2015 fundraising campaign and received an individual artist grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2013. She has a Master of Arts in Movement Therapy (Columbia College Chicago).

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