What age should you start teaching Music Theory in Tap Class?


Published on April 1st 2021 by Hillary-Marie

Tap Dance is a Percussive Dance form, and that means we’re governed by the laws of both music AND dance. This means we need to put equal efforts and energy towards training both our feet and  our ears, both Tap Technique and...

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How long should a tap class be?

Published on Arpril 8th 2021 by Hillary-Marie

This is an interesting question that pops up pretty regularly from time to time. 

HOW LONG SHOULD A TAP CLASS BE?

There are so many factors to take into consideration when deciding how long a tap class should be. Age and level play an important...

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3 mistakes you might be making in your tap practice

Published on March 25th 2021 by Hillary-Marie

Let’s talk about personal practice. 

I’ve always been super passionate about helping tap dancers develop a positive personal practice.

One that’s full of curiosity, growth and satisfaction. 

Today, I’m going to share...

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Tap Dancers' Top 3 Mistakes when Practicing Fast Footwork

Published on March 11th 2021 by Hillary-Marie

Speed and clarity.

It’s something tap dancers are always striving for! 

And it’s a question that comes up constantly in my iTap Chats with iTapOnline Members.

How can I dance faster without missing my sounds?

How do you teach speed...

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How to Introduce Jazz Music into Tap Class

Published on March 18th 2021 by Hillary-Marie

As more and more  Tap Teachers learn about tap dance history, they’re appreciating the connection of tap dance to jazz music. 

And this often leads to the question…

How do I incorporate Jazz music into my Tap classes?

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How and When to Use a Metronome in Tap Class

Published on March 4th 2021 by Hillary-Marie

I get a lot of questions about metronomes in the iTapOnline Community Facebook Group and during iTap Chats for iTapOnline Members.

Questions like… 

What does a metronome actually help you do?

At what age should dancers be introduced to...

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Tap Teacher Questions Answered

In today’s episode, I’m answering some questions that have come my way via the iTapOnline Community and the 99 Day iTapOnline Teacher Training Program. I’ve got awesome questions here for you today and before I get started, I want to extend an invitation for you to join my LIVE...

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How to capture the wandering attention of your tiny tap dancers?

Published on February 25th 2021 by Hillary-Marie

I got a message from a fellow tap teacher the other day seeking guidance and support on how to manage a class of 5-8 year olds, specifically with capturing their attention.

I get this question a lot! And I thought it would be a fun one to share...

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What's the BIGGEST lesson your tap teacher ever taught you?

Published on February 18th 2021 by Hillary-Marie

Here’s the thing…

My first tap teacher didn't really teach me how to tap dance.

They didn’t give me a strong technical foundation, understanding of music theory, appreciation of history, comfort with improvisation, none of that....

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5 Tips to Energize Your Teen Tap Classes

Published on February 11th 2021 by Hillary-Marie

I received a question from an iTapOnline Member not too long ago. She lives in Florida, owns a dance studio and is the main teacher of their tap program.

Here’s what she sent me…

Do you have any recommendations for getting teen...

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