Ever since my first 3-4yr old Ballet/Tap combo class, tap has always been one of my favorite genres. There has always been something magical about slipping on a pair of tap shoes at the studio and creating fascinating rhythms. Bringing the beat of my heart down to my feet to create my own music was something that captured me from day one. Tap dancing, while being exciting and loud, also has a long list of benefits to your physical and mental well being!
If I wasn’t in the studio tapping away, chances are that I was watching some kind of musical or show featuring tap dancers. Everyone has heard of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson…but the list of extraordinary tap dancers is long and continues to grow. I’m always encouraging my tap dancers to go look up groups like The Syncopated Ladies, Michelle Dorrance, Jason Samuels Smith and my favorite tappers of all, The Radio City Rockettes. The excitement of seeing 36 women tap dance in unison with clean, fast, crisp sounds (in high heels) is something that always gives me chills.
My hope is that it inspires you to want to try a tap class this season or next one! Reach out to Mr. Anthony if you have any question or if you would like to try a tap class. and remember, no tappy, no happy!