What is FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW about?
Feet Don't Fail Me Now is the story of Rhythmic Circus, a group of desperately excited
and uniquely talented tap dancers who are on a mission to do no less than inspire
every single man, woman, and child on earth to find the hidden dancer that lives inside
From hopeless love to soulful melodies, Rhythmic Circus takes you from their
childhood baseball practice all the way to the "Big Top Circus" of their rhythmic
dreams! It is a wildly creative take on tap dance, music and the inspiring energy that
comes from following your dreams!
How did everyone in the group meet?
The cast of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now is a group of strange and uniquely talented friends
who have been celebrating life, music, and dance in dorm rooms and on apartment
porches long before they called themselves Rhythmic Circus.
The dancers first met as kids through the Twin Cities’ dance competition scene. First
trying to out dance each other and later befriending each other in order to take their
dances to the next level. They have been working on projects together ever since.
The band’s core musicians have similar childhood roots that date back to being on the
same elementary school bus route. Throughout the years, they supported each other’s
music, played gigs together at every opportunity and built one of the most celebrated
local rock and blues bands in the Minneapolis area.
The two worlds first crossed at the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Competition in
the summer of 1998. The dancers and the band officially “found” each other backstage
while waiting to perform at the MN Grandstand. They quickly decided it was necessary
to join forces and started working on a project together that fall.
Other members of the band came from the group’s college years. They joined up with
the core group of musicians while attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth to play
local gigs in the Duluth area and eventually built a loyal following throughout
The group considers their final original member to be “The Kid” who is the younger
brother of an old dance competition rival. When “The Kid” came on board for a show in
2009, Rhythmic Circus was complete and ready to take their show to the people.
The cast members of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! currently all reside in the Twin Cities of
MN and look forward to their 3rd National Tour of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!
How did you come up with the concept for your show?
Ultimately, the concept for Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! is drawn directly from the reality of
the lives of the cast. The show is a reflection of the positive energy the group has
continuously bounced off each other over the past decade while fighting for their belief
in each other and for their collective dreams.
Who would enjoy your show?
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! is for audiences of all ages. It is for anyone who has ever
danced, anyone who has ever sang a song and anyone who has ever taken a leap of
faith. It’s a show for dreamers and even more so, it’s a show for realists. Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! aims to change the mind of anyone who believes that dreaming, by nature, is
an act of someone who isn’t awake in the world we all live in. Also, it’s a show based
on honesty, therefore it’s also a show for people that find humor and irony in their day-
Why should I come to your show?
Because of it’s nature, live theatre is truly unique every night and offers a deeper level
of connection with its performers than other forms of entertainment.
This particular show aims to engage and inspire as well as entertain audiences on all
levels. Through the combination of the cast’s talent, passion, and wholesome comedic
perspective, mixed with all original music and a truly groundbreaking brand of tap
dance has been winning over audiences around the world for 5 years. Plus (and
maybe most importantly), many guys have reported that their dates have fallen madly
in love with them after attending Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!
Is your show appropriate for children?
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! is appropriate for children of all ages - 5 to 85 years old!
What are the group’s most memorable/favorite tour stops?
There are many variables that go into this answer. Answers swing depending on if the
debate is about geographic location, the energy of the audience or the venue visited in
general. Due to the nature of live entertainment, every single show truly takes on its
own personality and that as well can add value to any given performance.
The list of group favorites is far too long to list here, but the amazing energy and huge
amphitheater crowds in St. Thomas, VI and Pasadena, CA – the electric energy of the
sold out show in Lake Charles, LA – the wide open approach and pure fun of the
busking performances in Edinburgh, Scotland – and the passion and love felt at the
group’s homecoming performances at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis, MN – finds
its way into just about every conversation that comes up about favorite tour stops with