How many of these frustrations feel familiar?
So you reluctantly search the local teaching Facebook groups to try and find a local Tap class hoping that it's taught by a qualified Tap teacher, with other high-level adults (who aren't your students), on a day and time that you're not already teaching...
Then you hop onto TikTok and Instagram for some Tap Dance reels and posts, but you quickly realize that anyone can post anything and the algorithm doesn't exactly reward solid teaching advice or quality Tap dancing...
Then you scroll scroll scroll on YouTube hoping to find a breakdown video you can trust (heck, maybe you’re here because you were on MY YouTube Channel), only to find that it’s just a one-way screen with no one to answer your questions and make sure you’re understanding how to properly teach it to your students so you don't drill bad Tap Dance habits that will take way too long to fix...
Then you start looking at flights to NYC so you can take masterclasses but the cost of that is wayyyyy too many dollars and then you think to yourself, "I'm teaching weekly Tap classes 38+ weeks of the year and one expensive week in NYC just isn't enough to support me in my weekly Tap classes."
Don't book a plane ticket to NYC just yet
You don't have to leave home for Tap class inspiration
All you need is a quality and trustworthy online Tap Dance resource that includes a structured approach and support from a trusted mentor
The iTapOnline Member Center
The iTapOnline Member Center is an online Tap Dance studio for Tap Teachers whose teaching experiences span from "I just got offered my first teaching gig" to "I own my studio and have been teaching Tap for over 40 years".
It's the leading online studio where passionate Tap Teachers have the MOST fun, and where my online classes make you feel like you're in the studio with me.
It's where you get to be inspired and prep for Tap class at home on your own time with instructional videos ranging from short 2-minute lessons to in-depth 2-hour workshops so you can give your students an exciting Tap class experience.
The iTapOnline Member Center is bursting with everything you need to quickly and easily prep for Tap class by giving you 24/7 access to a high-quality and structured Library of Tap Dance classes, courses and challenges separated out by level.
You'll always have something new to share with your students through the 5 Fundamentals of Tap Dance, and I'll be here to answer your questions and mentor you along the way to make sure you're supported, inspired and excited in Tap class.
This means you can help your students unlock all the joy that Tap Dance offers (and leave them walking out of your class with smiles on their face).
Here's what you get
(and how iTapOnline is DIFFERENT)
From Basic Beginner to Absolutely Advanced in one place
No need to waste your time scrolling and trying to find the right exercise or combo for the right level. You’ll enjoy a short and simple class prep with an easy-to-navigate Tap Dance Library spanning 5 levels: Basic Beginner, Fast Beginner, Slow Intermediate, Fast Intermediate and Advanced.
You'll never get stuck or blocked when prepping for class because each level comes with a detailed Tap Dancer’s Practice Checklist that you can print and add to your binder so you can step into Tap class with a calm confidence knowing that your students are about to have a fun and fresh class.
You only need 10-minutes for a week's worth of inspiration
Get a quick burst of Tap Class inspiration that makes you say, “I’m so ready for class today” when you explore a Timestep Challenge.
These challenges offer a workshop’s worth of inspiration in a short 10-minute breakdown. Each month offers a new Timestep Challenge release for Fast Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
BONUS! When you start your membership, you’ll unlock your access to all previous Timestep Challenges.
Develop your students' Tap Technique in less than 40-minutes
Your students will never be bored or overwhelmed while developing their Tap Technique because each month brings a new theme and a new 40-min class release for Fast Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
BONUS! When you start your membership, you’ll instantly unlock access to 300+ previous class replays with 20+ themes like: Cramprolls, Flaps, Grooves, Historical Steps and Phrases, Improvography, Old School, Slides, Turns, and more.
These courses will build your confidence
Become a confident and knowledgeable Tap Teacher as you fill in the gaps of your Tap Dance training with courses specifically designed around Technique, Improvisation, Music Theory, original Choreography and historical Choreography.
Currently available courses include: Tap Dance 101 (50-lessons for Basic Beginner+), Crispy Clean Tap Technique (65-lessons for Intermediate+), Nothin’ But Choreo, Rhythm Training for Tap Dancer, Fast Feet and Phrasing (30-lessons for Intermediate+), Improve Your Improv (35-lessons for all levels), Historical Choreo (including The Shim Sham, The BS Chorus, Laura, The Walkaround and more)
Receive class and choreo feedback (if you want it)
You have the option to submit choreo and class videos to me, Hillary-Marie, and receive professional feedback you can trust so you can properly progress your students to the next level in their Tap Dance training.
No more feeling alone while you wonder, “is this choreo any good?” or “am I teaching this properly?”
This isn't required, it's optional, and it gives me a chance to further support and mentor you.
All your Tap Class questions answered
Connect with me and other iTap Members around the world as we come together once-a-month on Zoom to talk all things Tap Class in a safe space where you can ask allllllllllllll of your Tap Teacher questions (even the ones you feel awkward asking out loud).
With these regular Q&A Chats, you’ll feel connected, in the know, and closer to Tap Teachers just like you. If you can't join live, no worries, you can submit questions in advance and watch the replay for answers.
BONUS! When you start your membership, you’ll unlock replays to all previous Q&A Chats.
Hi! I'm Hillary-Marie...
I try not to remember the time that I was a burnt out Tap Teacher.
Flap ballchanging my way through the studio door only to be greeted by the Studio Owner with, “so-and-so dropped out because they think Tap class is too hard.” Ouch...
Then there were the dancers who truly loved Tap class. I wanted to give them so much more than I was able to in that class because, well… the mixed level trap.
Everyone told me, “that’s just how it goes” but I dreamt of a different Tap Dance program: closed out Tap classes packed with students running into class each week saying, “Ms. Hillary! Can I show you the new step I made?”
I wanted Tap class to be the MOST popular class at the studio.
And you know what?
I did it. I made it happen.
I went on to open my own studio back in 2012: Grooves Unlimited Dance Studio, serving 250 students per season. I toured my award-winning professional Tap Dance company, while being the Founder and Director of Jersey Tap Fest for 10 years, and the Director of pre-professional FutureSTEP Tap Company, and performing as a soloist with musicians all over the world, and traveling to teach and perform at Tap Dance and Jazz Music Festivals all around the world.
And in 2016, I took all of my Tap Dance love, knowledge, appreciation and experience, and poured it into the iTapOnline Member Center.
What should you expect?
In the first 30 days, your Tap classes will be reimagined:
Stress-free lesson planning.
Taking the time to nurture the lifelong learner in you.
Diving into new courses and classes that await you.
Always knowing what to teacher and how to teach it.
Sharing shuffles with me and other iTap Members along the way.
Within 90 days, you'll have gained a new-found confidence and clarity in your Tap classes by:
Submitting videos to show me what you’re working on with your students (optional, not required).
Putting on your Tap shoes on each week (for your own personal practice, not just to teach).
Cleaning up your students' technique with structured course lessons.
Deepening your understanding of music theory (and sharing it with your students).
Enjoying improvisation - oh yeah, I said it!
Learning more about the history and culture of Tap Dance.
By 180 days, you'll have up-leveled in your students' Tap Dance journey, with:
New themes each and every month.
Courses that [properly] develop their technique.
Historical and Original pieces of choreography.
Q&A Chats that answer your burning Tap Class questions.
New Timestep Challenges.
and more things I really want to share with you, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise!
And in 12 months time, you’ll be amazed at how far your students have progressed, thanks to the shuffles we share together. You're going to celebrate:
Their crispy clean technique.
Their progress as you learn to pick up and retain combinations/choreography with ease.
The joy that your Tap Classes bring both you and your students.
The comforting feeling that you’ve got a mentor by your side, supporting you in your Tap Teacher journey.
Don't Just Take My Word For It
Here's what iTap Member are saying...
My 'Stay As Long As You Want' Guarantee
There's no minimum membership commitment required. You love The iTapOnline Member Center or you can cancel at any time. Not only can you cancel at any time but your membership will continue until your paid period is completed - unlike other memberships that cut you off straight away even though you’d paid for it.
Frequently Asked Questions
I love questions :)
Do I have to watch the videos in a specific order?
Can I get one-on-one feedback and support?
Why should I become a member today instead of waiting?
Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?
What if I don't enjoy the iTapOnline™ Member Center?
What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?
Can I access any of the iTapOnline™ Member Center material after I cancel my membership?
Do you offer a cheaper membership tier?
Monthly Recurring Subscription.
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