Tap Teacher Questions Answered

Question from Lorainne: “Tips to help your kids tap softer. Our Samuel's are pretty heavy and even when dancing on the balls of their feet I just feel like they're so heavy and waited down and just clumping around like a bunch of horses lol”

Answer: This is all about tonality and...

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Tips for Teaching Perfect Pullbacks

Let’s talk tips for Perfect Pullbacks.

This question comes up all the time in the iTapOnline Community Facebook Group and I find that my best tip and trick for helping tap dancers perfect their pullbacks is in the order of operations, in the order in which those steps are introduced to...

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New Ideas for Across the Floor

 Have you hit a point where you’ve exhausted across the floor steps in your classes?

Flap ball change…

Drawback...

Buffalo…

Maxiford turns…

Pullback combinations…

You start to feel like you’re running out of ideas…

Here’s how I never run...

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Are your students using Tap Journals?

Tap Journals are something that I’ve been using with my students for years, and it’s been a huge topic of conversation in my twice a month iTapOnline Member Chats.

It also turns out that most tap teachers aren’t using this awesome resource in their weekly tap classes!

What is a...

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Shuffling into the New Year

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions and vision boards...

They've never really be my "thing".

But...

I'm all about taking time to reflect back on the year of the past in preparation for the year to come.

A few years back, I came across a beautiful journaling exercise to wrap up the year and...

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Top 3 Tap Teacher Questions of the 2020 Year

The Lost in the Shuffle Tap Dance Podcast has over 25,000 downloads!

At the end of each year, I love to go back through Lost in the Shuffle Tap Dance Podcast episodes and see which episodes were most popular. I think there’s so much insight in this, and looking back at this information...

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Tap Teacher Questions Answered

Tap Teacher Questions Answered

"What is your favorite tap turn? ~ Lorraine

My favorite turn is a Henry LeTang turn that was taught to me by my mentor, Karen Callaway Williams. This turns WHIPS and I love it. It has a pullback in there too. I taught it in iTapOnline as a part of my Historical...

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Tap Teacher Questions Answered

"What is your favorite tap turn? ~ Lorraine 

My favorite turn is a Henry LeTang turn that was taught to me by my mentor, Karen Callaway Williams. This turns WHIPS and I love it. It has a pullback in there too. I taught it in iTapOnline as a part of my Historical Steps and Phrases theme...

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How to Teach Proper Flap Technique

A lot of people like to teach it as “kick the can, squish the bug”. This is when the flap comes from behind, where you wind up the leg and brush the toe tap forward as if you’re kicking a can, and then you drop your weight onto the ball of your foot as if you’re squishing...

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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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