Top 5 Worst Production Moments

There are 2 things I know to be true when it comes to production:

  1. Producers are hidden heroes in the dance community. They’re the people who are willing to support the community by providing artists with paid work, students with opportunities for education, dancers with a platform for...
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Helping Dancers Who Are Hard on Themselves

I had a great question in the iTapOnline Community not too long ago during one of my Tap Talks LIVE Q&A discussions. So if you’re not a member of the group, go ahead and search iTapOnline Community in your facebook app or head to itaponlinecommunity.com and it’ll direct you...

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Starving Artists

Today’s episode brings us back to August 2018, the 9th annual celebration of Jersey Tap Fest. Part of my program with Jersey Tap Fest is a public “Tap Talk” where I invite faculty members to join me in answering questions directly from the students. This excerpt of our Tap Talk...

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Poaching Dancers and Toxic Ownership of Students

Today, we’re talking about poaching students. This is a pretty hot topic I see on Facebook groups and forums all the time. 

EXAMPLE OF POACHING

Stealing students or “poaching students” is a dirty practice. It involves randomly approaching students and saying, “They...

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10 Years of Life Lessons Learned at Jersey Tap Fest

This year, Jersey Tap Fest turns 10. By the time you’re hearing this, I will actually be in day 2 of the 10th annual celebration of JTF. 

I want to celebrate by sharing 10 years of lessons learned, challenges I overcame, changes made, biggest mistakes and more. 

Stick around...

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Why Marley Floors Suck

In Episode 035, I talk about our body being our instrument, so is our floor, and the floor that we as tap dancers stand on is a large contributor to our health and quality of sound.

So here it is y’all. It’s not appropriate to have percussive dancers dance on marley. It exhausts the...

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The 3 Instruments of a Tap Dancer

At the end of this episode I will be sharing with you One of the instruments that we often do not think about that is so wildly important for us as tap dancer that I bet you are not taking care of.

Let’s work from the Ground up:

Floor

Everybody has their own preference based on the feel...

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Tap Master Class Etiquette

‘Tis the tap festival season, which means master classes galore. Today, I’m going to talk about tap master class etiquette, but if you’re looking for more information on tap festivals including a list of tap festivals, check out Episode 004: What is a tap festival?

Etiquette is...

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My Performance Philosophy

I choreographed all my pieces according to this philosophy, including full-length professional shows and choreography for my students. I’ve taught my students to follow this philosophy when creating their work too.

When you present a body of work, when you perform a piece, when you take...

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How to Handle Criticism

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 was provided and then decide on the best way...

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