How to Turn Off Your Dance Teacher Brain

Today we are talking about how to turn off your tap teacher brain! During my last Facebook Live Tap Talk in the iTapOnline Community Facebook Group, a member asked, “Do you have tricks to turn off your ‘teacher brain’ when you are playing student? How do you avoid critiquing...

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Dr. Daria Oller Talks Tap Dance Injuries (Part 2)

Today’s episode is all about tap dance injuries, and I am joined by Dr. Daria Oller, a physical therapist and athletic trainer who is also a tap dancer! Dr, Daria Oller specializes in dance medicine and youth sports medicine. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Athletic Training...

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Dr. Daria Oller Talks Tap Dance Injuries (Part 1)

Today’s episode is all about tap dance injuries, and I am joined by Dr. Daria Oller, a physical therapist and athletic trainer who is also a tap dancer! Dr, Daria Oller specializes in dance medicine and youth sports medicine. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Athletic Training...

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Tap Dance Injuries

Today we are talking about a dirty word: Injuries! I’ll be telling you about injuries I’ve experienced, how they’ve affected my work, and the changes I’ve made in my lifestyle to prevent injuries.

Injuries I’ve faced: (2:10)

Injuries are an unfortunate but very real...

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Support Systems with Mark Orsborn, Justin Myles and Bril Barrett

The family is always going to be there, but the biggest support that I have now is my friends. You’re looking at three of them right here and we all have each others backs. Always… always! And as we get older, that is going to be the support system.

~Justin Myles, current dancer on...

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Celebrating Gregory Hines

“And I will also accept this award and dedicate it to the unity and the love and the non-judgemental energy that we have because we do not judge each other. We love each other. If you have a pair of tap shoes on, you’re in! There’s no dues to pay. It’s not one of those...

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Passion Projects with Bril Barrett, Justin Myles and Mark Orsborn

“The work that I am most proud of is the work that I do in my community and the work that I do to build tap dancers and generations of tap dancers.” ~ Bril Barrett

Today’s episode brings us back to August 2018, the 9th annual celebration of Jersey Tap Fest. Part of my program...

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Tap Dance Floors (Part 2)

Today’s topic of discussion is tap dance floors! (Part 2)

You can find Part 1 of this series on Episode 007 where I discuss in-studio flooring that can be used by anyone looking to build-out their commercial dance studio space or at home studio space. For Part 2, we’re going to talk...

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The Choreography Process with Bril Barrett and Justin Myles

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 a couple of faculty members to join me in answering questions directly from the students. In this Tap...

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