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New Year's Resolutions

Published on December 27th 2018 by Hillary-Marie

New Year’s Resolutions

‘Tis the season of reflecting and refreshing! I hope you are taking time this holiday season to relax, refresh and re-energize in preparation for 2019. This is the time of the New Year’s Resolutions: where...

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Is Tap Dance Easy?

Published on December 13th 2018 by Hillary-Marie

Nope! But that is NOT something to be discouraged by...

My early struggles in tap dance (1:03)

Tap dance didn’t come naturally or comfortably to me and I struggled with the dance from day one. I was attracted to it because it made sense to...

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How To Manage Multiple Levels in the Same Class

Published on November 15th 2018 by Hillary-Marie

Today I’m going to give you my favorite tips and tricks on how to manage multiple levels in the same class (with a special gift at the end!)

Why do you have multiple levels in the same class?: (1:01)

  • Studio availability is limited
  • Teacher...
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So You Think You Can Film in Class

Published on November 1st 2018 by Hillary-Marie

 Last year I wrote a blog post called, So You Think You Can Film in Class. I wrote it because I had attended a recent tap festival that I was teaching at and the phone situation was out of hand! I saw dancers taking class with phones in their...

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Tap Dance Floors (Part 1)

Published on September 27th 2018 by Hillary-Marie

Today’s topic of discussion is tap dance floors! 

But first, a FREE offer for you! Head over to iTapOnline and click the NEW 10+ Free Tap Dance Resources! You’ll have access to a TON of free content such as my Spotify...

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What is a Tap Festival

Published on August 6th 2018 by Hillary-Marie

Today we are talking about Tap Festivals! 

*Heads up tap teachers, I have a special offer for you at the end of this episode!

My experience as a student at tap festivals (1:00)

I grew up attending  Tap City, LA Tap Fest, St. Louis Tap...

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What is Timestep Tuesday?

Published on August 1st 2018 by Hillary-Marie

#TimestepTuesday is a fun, social media celebration of tap dancers practicing (or as we like to call it, shedding). 

What is a timestep? (0:55)

A timestep is essentially a step that keeps time, but more specifically, there are two types of...

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How To Grow Your Tap Dance Program

Published on August 1st 2018 by Hillary-Marie

Grow your tap program and get your students shuffling with my specific tips and tricks to get both kids and adults excited about their first tap class. 

Getting Kids into Tap (1:40)

Start them young. Combo classes are a beautiful way to...

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Should You Teach For FREE?

Published on April 8th 2020 by Hillary-Marie

I just did a recent iTap Chat with iTapOnline Members, where a member asked for advice because they had been asked to teach for free due to the COVID-19 quarantine mandates.

I asked everyone on the call, if they were comfortable sharing, if they...

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Which Tap Steps Do Your Students Struggle With Most?

Published on January 28th 2020 by Hillary-Marie

I invited Tap Teachers in the iTapOnline Community to share what steps their students struggle with the most so I can give them my tips and tricks on how to approach their technique in class.


Waltz Clog:
The weight-change of a waltz clog can...

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