Sweet Briar has eleven unique Tap Clubs. Students can become members of these Tap Clubs through various processes including election, application, and sometimes audition. Tapping is typically a boisterous and exciting event (when it is not secretive), during which the tap club's song can be heard throughout campus. Members are given hats which are in the club's colors and are typically decorated and adorned with a symbol by current members. Students can be members of more than one tap club, however you can only belong to one of the "core four" tap clubs.
Colors: white and red
During sophomore year, the Bum Chums attempt to discover the identities of the new QVs. On special days, members wear “sacred” bells.
Rival: Bum Chums
Colors: green and black
Freshmen vote to select which members of their class will be QVs the following year. The identities of those selected are kept secret until spring step singing. Throughout the year, QVs leave treats for their fellow sophomores, wearing masks and costumes to hide their identities.
Rival: Tau Phi
Colors: black and white
These “friendly ghosts” are among the nicest students on campus, and they have exactly thirteen members.
Rival: Chung Mungs
Colors: Red and Black
Focusing on students who appreciate learning, Tau Phi picks students based on areas of academic study.
Aints N’ Asses
Rival: Paint N’ Patches
Colors: blue and red
The Aints N’ Asses are the sketch comedy group on campus. The selection process involves participation in the Homecoming Spirit Days.
Paint N’ Patches
Rival: Aint’s N’ Asses
Colors: purple and green
The tap group for students interested in serious theater.
Rival: Sweet Tones
Colors: yellow and orange
Although not the best singers on campus (or anywhere else) the Earphones are enthusiastic crooners who don’t fear being out of tune.
Colors: white and purple
The Sweet Tones are a student-run a cappella group, and auditions are part of the membership selection process. Students from any class year can audition to be in Sweet Tones.
Falls On Nose
Rival: Tap N’ Toes
Colors: black and blue
Founded in 2006, they are known for "falling on their noses" to help out the community and others around them.
Taps N’ Toes
Rival: Falls On Nose
Colors: pink and black
Taps N’ Toes are selected from the ranks of the dance and fine arts majors.
Colors: Blue and Pink
The newest tap club on campus, BAM is comprised of women who demonstrate an interest in community service and campus improvement. Previous projects include dining hall dish collection, synchronizing clocks around campus, hosting brunch for the residence hall housekeepers, and small expressions of gratitude for the faculty.