The name is spot on: Rhythmic Circus is a crew of dancers and musicians who produce swinging, funky performances full of tap shoes, costumes, and comedy. Backed by a seven-piece brass band, and sometimes a beatboxer, a group of dancers work out a percussive, entertaining routine filled with tap, stomps, and synchronization. Rhythmic Circus is currently on the road with its stage show, "Feet Don't Fail Me Now," which earned the group the "Spirit of the Fringe Award" at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Rhythmic Circus will perform Saturday, January 23, at Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Avenue. 8 p.m. $20-$50. There will be a tap dance lesson with the group at 6 p.m., and a lecture at 7 p.m. Pre-performance activities are free to ticket holders, but pre-registration is required. 389-2170; artscenter.naz.edu.