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COVID Inspired Changes for iTapOnlineā„¢

Published on September 22nd 2020 by Hillary-Marie

I was pretty quiet in the beginning because I was focusing on saving the studio, and I was lucky because I already had an online platform built.

As everyone was transitioning into online learning, I had already been operating in that space for 4...

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How My Studio Survived COVID-19

Published on September 22nd 2020 by Hillary-Marie

Today I’m sharing with you the story of how my studio made it through COVID-19.

No rent forgiveness.
No rent deferral.
No refunds from venues.
No lay-offs of Team members.

But we did it!

Here’s an update on everything that’s gone...

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Top 10 Traits of Terrific Tap Teachers

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...

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Interview with Heather Cornell

Published on November 7th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

Heather Cornell is known for her deeply musical approach to the art form of tap dance. An intuitive musician known for her impeccable time and emotional phrasing, Heather’s recent endeavors have been in creating music ensembles where she...

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Top Tips for Beginner Tap Dancers

Published on October 31st 2019 by Hillary-Marie

This was an interesting topic of conversation that recently came up during the iTap Teacher Training Program. One of our teachers was discussing the struggle and frustration of having her classes live-streamed to the waiting area and the different...

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Protecting the Learning Environment

Published on October 17th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

This was an interesting topic of conversation that recently came up during the iTap Teacher Training Program. One of our teachers was discussing the struggle and frustration of having her classes live-streamed to the waiting area and the different...

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5 Tap Dance Learning Types

Published on October 10th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

One of my superpowers as a tap teacher is my ability to find the best way to communicate with each student individually. It’s like I turn my brain off, and try to be them, and feel the way they think and the way that they dance. It helps me...

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The 5 Fundamentals of Tap Dance

Published on October 3rd 2019 by Hillary-Marie

Today, we’re talking about what I like to call, The 5 Fundamentals of Tap Dance.

A thriving tap dance program always incorporates all aspects of the five fundamentals. The best tap programs out there truly recognize this and harness it, so...

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How to Teach Your Students to Count Themselves In

Published on September 26th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

Jessica from Virginia recently posted a question in the iTapOnline Community:

I was teaching a level 1/2 tap class tonight for ages 10-13. The kids were working on a rhythm project in pairs and I kept catching one group counting each other...

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Top 3 Technology Recommendations for Tap Teachers

Published on September 12th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

Top 3 Technology Recommendations for Tap Teachers

Annette from NJ, recently asked me, what are your favorite technology recommendations for tap teachers? She said I don’t want to get behind on the times! 

Annette is an iTapOnline...

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