Rhythm Dolphin Trail

Rhythm The Dolphin with Tap Tails

Pinellas County, Florida – Kayla Cowart, the Tap Girl of Florida is creating quite a splash in Pinellas with her Dolphin “Rhythm” - the newest edition to Clearwater’s Dolphin Trail and the official mascot of the Florida Tap Dance Project.  Clearwater’s Dolphin Trail is a unique artistic initiative featuring a growing pod of more than two hundred six-foot tall fiberglass dolphins, each individually designed by a local artist and sponsored by an area business. Clearwater has always been an incredible location for dolphin watching. It is the place to meet America’s most famous dolphin, the dolphin with no tail, Winter. And now it is also the place to encounter Rhythm, the dolphin with tap shoes for tails.


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The first Dolphin was dedicated in honor of the late Ms. Elaine Forestier. Forestier founded Patricia Ann Dance Studios over 56 years ago. She was an advent tap dancer and she loved to choreograph large production tap dance numbers using themes from some of the most endearing Broadway Musicals. Befittingly, Rhythm is dressed for a night out on Broadway. He looks like he was outfitted by an expert stylist, sporting a formal tuxedo with accent colors and accessories. The highlight of this handsome Dolphin is his attractive tap dance shoes retrofitted on his dolphin tail.


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The Dolphin’s artist is Robert Daltry. A self-employed artist and degreed illustrator that works in various mixed mediums. Daltry specializes in airbrush painting and is a well sought after artist for Clearwater’s Dolphin Trail.

Follow Rhythm’s Tap Dance Trail

This Dolphin “Rhythm” is located at Patricia Ann Dance Studios, 941 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, Florida 34698. Patricia Ann Dance Studios also serves as the host of the Dunedin Tap Dance Festival.


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