Veteran tap dancer Lauren Squires leads this new ensemble in its debut performance this weekend.

Veteran tap dancer Lauren Squires leads this new ensemble in its debut performance this weekend.

"Ph(r)ase 1" will explore the varied applications of and approaches to tap, focusing on its rhythmic and percussive nature. Most of the pieces are choreographed by Squires, with many receiving their first public performance.

Guest artists will perform in other styles, including modern dance, Appalachian clogging and Kathak dance.

The program will also include two original pieces by Movement Afoot member Janet Schroeder.