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Vocal modulation & facial expressions – great skills to harness when teaching!

Hi Everyone, Once again I am inspired to write this blog after working with some younger teachers recently. First of all though, I'd like to say how fabulous it is to have the opportunity to work with younger tappers coming through, and pass on teaching techniques that were in turn passed to me by the [...]

2020-12-11T13:58:02+09:30July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tap Tap Tap – The Australian Tap Dance Festival Is Back! And we have a Discount Offer for you!

A big hello to everyone, If you are living in Australia you may have noticed that the tap scene in our great , vast land, has kicked off in a really big way over the last couple of years. The quality of tap dance now available to our students and teachers, within our own great [...]

2017-07-01T09:26:53+09:30July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The magic of the dangling carrot…..a classroom revolution!

Hi Everyone, No doubt some of you are bemused my the title of this blog. But let me assure you that no innocent carrots have been injured in the writing of this piece ha ha ah ah. I would never suggest anything untoward in a tap class of course - but what I do suggest [...]

2020-12-11T13:58:02+09:30June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The craft of competition tapping – 10 tips to make your students shine!

Hi Everyone, Having been an adjudicator for competitions all over the place for the past 20 years, people often ask me that age old question: " what are the judges looking for?" Well - the answers I think are pretty simple, if you realise that different people like different things - and so it follows [...]

2020-12-11T13:58:02+09:30May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Teach, teach and keep the beat and soon you’ll be on easy street!

Hi Everyone, Having just conducted a series of teacher's workshops for dance studios across Australia, I have a lot of teaching strategies really fresh in my mind - and today I would like to share another of those with you. For many of you, more experienced tap teachers out there, you may be familiar with [...]

2017-02-26T13:51:16+09:30May 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

” Happy Hands” = ” A Happy Class” – this teaching tip is pure gold!

Hi Everyone, Today I wanted to share with you the best strategy I have found for combatting those over excited 4 - 10 year olds when they refuse to be quiet so you can speak ha ha ha. You know the ones: * the ones who love to chat and tell you all their stories [...]

2017-02-26T13:21:25+09:30April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Want to know the quickest way to rejuvenate your tapping?

Well hello to everyone, Last week I had the pleasure of actually being in the same place for more than a few weeks - and this meant I was able to organise myself to go and take a tap class in a real live studio. Now - to be clear here, what I mean is [...]

2017-02-26T13:19:41+09:30March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Discover the beauty of a well placed pause !

Hello to all and welcome back, Today I just wanted to discuss the beauty of a well placed pause. Having recently been watching some wonderful tapping You Tube Clips from around the globe, it has really reinforced my belief that a " missed beat" or well placed " pause " can add wonders to any [...]

2020-12-11T13:58:02+09:30February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|


As I travel around the place teaching workshops and choreography I often get asked about my choice in music. Questions like – where do you find such great music? Or – what do you think is appropriate for younger students? Or the inevitable frustration – “It is so hard to find music these days that [...]

2020-12-11T13:58:02+09:30February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tiny Tap is where it’s at – are you capitalising on this little fact?

Hello to everyone, I was recently chatting to a dance teacher about the fabulous skills that tap dancing teaches the younger tappers in any dance schools. She was really surprised at just how much her " Tiny Tots Tappers" had improved over the year and how much this had impacted upon their other genres further [...]

2020-12-11T13:58:02+09:30January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|
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