Rhythm…funk…innovation…excitement: that’s the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE). One of the best youth tap ensembles in the world will perform at Orringer Auditorium on Friday, March 9, as part of the the Explorations in The ARTS series presented by the Lifetime Learning Center(LLC)at Craven Community College. NCYTE features 40 dancers, ages 8 to 18, who hail from throughout North Carolina. Don’t let the word “youth” fool you. These dancers tear up the floor with poise, passion and professionalism. NCYTE honors the traditions of this unique American form while infusing it with youthful energy, contemporary music and innovative dances from some of the world’s most talented choreographers.