Hello to All and welcome back!
And now we find ourselves suddenly in November – can you believe it!?
Anyways – over the course of this year I have found myself teaching masterclasses , examining my Tapatak Oz programme and also running tap auditions for various events etc. And the one thing that has really struck me is how serious the children can be in these situations!
Now of course – you can expect people to be a little nervous when in a class with a guest teacher, in an exam room or in an audition situation, but nonetheless I think it is of paramount importance to remind our students that TAP IS FUN! And at the end of the day – if they are not showing us the JOY OF TAP – then everything else is a little lost!
You can have all the tricks and technique in the world – but without a true connection to ” why you are tapping in the first place” – it is all a real waste of time. If the student can not show their love and passion for tap, then the audience will not feel and experience that love and passion either!
To combat this – I now say to all my students:
Feel The Joy!
Be The Joy!
Show The Joy!