Giving Thanks

This time of year in the U.S., is Thanksgiving time. 

I’m not really one for holidays, I’m one of those “make every day a holiday” type of people. And while this holiday is rooted in Native American genocide, for which I’m disgusted in, it is an annual reminder...

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Why are there different names for the SAME Tap step?

Step… Stamp… Stomp…

Is it a toe? A knock? A dig? A toe drop?

So many names for the same exact steps, and it often changes depending on where you are in the world!

Today we’re talking about vocabulary inconsistency in tap dance. And in perfect timing too, because...

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Are your students behind on their Tap Technique?

What to do with students who are behind on their technique? 

It can be tricky when you have a student who is behind on their technique.

You give them corrections, you give them breakdown videos, you give them a tap journal, you encourage them to take private lessons, but they don't really...

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The Secret to How My Students Learn SO Quickly

What if I told you that I have a secret that can help your students grow 20-40x faster? 

Take a moment and think about what that would mean for your students… for your classes… for your studio… for your tap program… for you as a teacher…

It would be an...

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Why We Did NOT Dance Outside during COVID

Today I’m sharing with you why we did NOT Tap Dance outside during COVID and why I’m SO thankful we made this decision and stuck to it. 

After things started reopening, many dance studios took to the parks and the parking lots to run their classes outdoors, socially distanced,...

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Tap Teacher Questions Answered

Our rec Dancers will be back Oct. 5. Just wondering what to put on the floor to enable them to keep their distance. We do have stars/circles. I’ve been seeing a lot of floors that have been boxed out with tape. My students are younger and up so any suggestions will help. ~ Annette R.

I...

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4 Tips for Tap Dancing in a Mask

Tip #1: Find a mask you like! 

Everyone’s always asking, which mask is the best mask, and it really is a personal thing. You’re putting this mask on your face, and your face isn’t shaped like anyone else’s face. We all have personal preferences on how things feel......

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Tap Teacher Questions Answered

How do you establish a rapport with a student that you’ve never met in person, especially when they show up a couple minutes late to a virtual class and I have already started working with the kids in studio? We are offering in person or virtual options to all our students. ~ Beth T.

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How to Teach an Awesome Hybrid Tap Class

Click here to check out the Ultimate Hybrid Dance Class Course!

I’ve just finished my first month of teaching Hybrid style classes at my studio, Grooves Unlimited (Livingston, NJ), and it was AWESOME. If you’re a Tap Teacher who’s set up for Hybrid this season, I want to share...

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Top 10 Traits of Terrific Tap Teachers

I want you to pause for a second, and think about your favorite Tap Dance teacher in the whole world.

It could be the person that inspired you to want to become a Tap teacher yourself, or maybe it's the person who helped you realize your true love and passion for Tap Dance as your favorite...

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