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How to Handle Criticism

Published on June 20th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

This episode isn’t for students who receive criticism from their teachers because in my opinion, there’s one way to handle corrections in the studio from your teacher, and that is to say thank you, think long and hard about the advice that...

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The Ins and Outs of a Professional Tap Dance Company with Caleb Teicher

Published on June 13th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

Today I am joined by special guest, Caleb Teicher and we are going to talk about what it is to build a tap company from scratch. Caleb Teicher first received critical and audience acclaim when, at 17, he won a Bessie Award for Outstanding Individual...

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What is National Tap Dance Day?

Published on May 22nd 2019 by Hillary-Marie

The National Tap Dance Day Bill: (0:25)
We are just a few days away from National Tap Dance Day, which falls on May 25th, the birth date of Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson. The idea of National Tap Dance Day was first presented to Congress on...

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How to Start a Pre-Professional Tap Company

Published on May 15th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

In a recent Facebook Live Tap Talks Q&A in the iTapOnline Community Facebook Group, Lori, from Florida, asked for advice on starting a youth tap company. This topic is extra timely considering last week’s Episode 027: Are Dance...

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Are Dance Competitions Broken?

Published on May 8th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

‘Tis the competition season my friends, and I have been saying the same thing over and over: “the dance competition system is broken.” 

So I post it to you as a question...

If a dance studio owner says, “If my business was...

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Heels vs. Flats

Published on May 2nd 2019 by Hillary-Marie

The theme over the last few weeks has been tap shoes and today I’m talking high heel tap shoes. I’ll be discussing how high heel tap shoes are different, what inspired me to want to wear high heel tap shoes and I’ll give you...

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Professional Tap Shoe Review

 

Published on April 25th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

Today is a tap shoe review. I’ll be sharing with you my personal experience with and opinion on the many different types of professional, flat tap shoes that are out there. If you haven’t yet, check out Episode 022 where I discuss...

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Matt at Dancing Fair Talks Tap Shoes (Part 2)

Published on April 17th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

Before listening to Part 2, click here to check out Part 1 of this interview with the tap shoe man himself, Matt Schroepfer, from Dancing Fair in Minneapolis, MN.

HM: We know tap dancers love to customize the colors of their tap shoes. Can you talk...

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Matt at Dancing Fair Talks Tap Dance Shoes (Part 1)

Published on April 10th 2019 by Hillary-Marie

Our guest today is the tap shoe man himself, Matt Schroepfer, from Dancing Fair in Minneapolis, MN.

HM: Can you tell us about the journey of Dancing Fair and how you became the “go-to guy” for custom tap shoes? (1:00)

MS: In 1955,...

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