Published on November 14th 2019 by Hillary-Marie
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 hobby.
What made them so special?
Today's podcast episode is a celebration of some of the best Tap Teachers out there and the 10 traits that they all have in common.
If I were to mention five people off the top of my head that completely embody this entire list, it would be Diane Walker (Aunt Diane), Heather Cornell, Anthony Morigerato, Lisa Swenton-Eppard and Bril Barrett. I’ve got some great interview and tap talks episodes with some of these teachers that you should scroll on back to check out.
And this brings up a new and final thought here...
If you’re in a position to be hiring teachers, deciding who are the faculty members of a convention, festival, competition, or at your studio… my question for you is… what type of teachers should we be hiring? The ones that bring people in the door? Or the ones that give students results?
How interesting would it be, if as a producer or a director, if you gained the TRUST from your fan base, by bringing in teachers who made a difference, and then your fan base grows based on word of mouth, people who say, "yeah, I've been to XYZ... what an amazing experience".
What if we built our communities, on a sense of trust, so that we no longer needed to rely on the big names with the large instagram following to build our special events? But instead, when you introduce a teacher to the roster that no one has heard of, everyone still signs up because they trust you, they trust you as a director and as a producer, because you’ve always done them a solid and provided them with a top knotch learning experience every single time.
Imagine the positive change a move like that could have on our community.
Comment below! Who are your favorite tap teachers and why? Shout them out and let’s celebrate them together!
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