Tap Teachers deserve quick and easy access to new knowledge and fresh inspiration, so they can be the best teacher they can be for their students. Join Hillary-Marie from iTapOnline.com in the Lost in the Shuffle Tap Dance Podcast as she shares her top tips and tricks for Tap Teachers, in hopes of growing the tap dance community one passionate tap dancer at a time by supporting the tap teachers who educate them. Each episode is packed with quick answers to questions from tap teachers all around the world, giving you everything you need for an awesome class this week.
All Your Tap Improv Questions Answered
57:09Join Hillary-Marie as she answers all of your tap dance improv questions (literally). After receiving over 300 questions from tap dancers and tap teachers all around the world, Hillary-Marie shares with you the most common questions about improvisation, including questions about technique, musicality, tap jam etiquette, teaching, working with live music, overcoming the fear of improvisation and more.
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Teaching Adults vs. Teaching Kids
20:41There is a HUGE difference between teaching kids and teaching adults. Join Hillary-Marie as she breaks down many of these key differences for you so that you can cater your classes to the needs of your students. Because knowing, recognizing, and appreciating the differences between these groups of dancers, will help you thrive as a teacher, and therefore, help your students thrive as well.
Are you ready to start teaching?
12:38How do you know you're ready to start teaching? How do you know you're ready to start learning how to teach? How do you know you’ve had enough training to start teaching? How do you know your students are ready to learn how to teach? Join Hillary-Marie for answers to these questions!
Workshops vs. Weekly Classes
10:00Weekly Tap classes vs. Workshops. They’re both important in your tap dance journey… But how do you know which one your should be putting your energy and finances towards? Join Hillary-Marie as she discusses the differences between weekly classes and workshops like tap festivals, convention weekends, intensive weeks, and masterclasses... and what they have to offer YOU in your tap dance journey.
How do you measure a successful dance class?
11:31This one's for all the Tap Teachers out there. Take a moment and ask yourself... what does an awesome tap class look like? How do you know that the class you taught was great? For years now, Hillary-Marie has noticed a trend of dance teachers measuring a successful dance class by the choreography their students are picking up at the end of class. This can include how much choreo they pick up and how quickly they pick it up. Is this truly the measurement of a successful tap class? Tune in for Hillary-Marie's thoughts as she speaks directly to Tap Teachers.