On stages and screens both big and small, it’s been impossible not to see—and hear—tap dancing thriving and finding new audiences lately, even during the pandemic. Broadway’s forthcoming Funny Girl revival will see choreography from Ayodele Casel. The recently departed Flying Over Sunset featured the work of Michelle Dorrance. Dancer Caleb Teicher captivated audiences alongside […]
Congratulations to the May Cover Model Search Editors’ Choice video winner, Gretchen Levandusky! Catch her solo below, and make sure to enter the Cover Model Search here.
Dance films and series are all the rage these days. But the trend didn’t appear out of thin air. In fact, the current obsession is built on decades of great dance movies. And right now—while you’re still stuck at home and already (beyond!) familiarized with pretty much everything already streaming—might just be the perfect time […]
With #SocialDisDancing still very much in place, it’s a challenge for dance partners to perform safely, and even harder to perform safely together. But Broadway’s Cory Lingner may have found the solution—on TikTok. He’s using the app to tap alongside some of the most iconic movie stars, including Gene Kelly, Gregory Hines, Ann Miller and […]
Pullback, shuffle, and Maxie Ford are tap terms you’ve probably heard all the time. But what about shed, cypher, and trading? Those are all words that have to do with a tap jam. You may think you’ve never jammed before, but if you’ve ever participated in an improvisation circle at the end of a tap […]
With her quick feet and effortlessly warm stage presence, 15-year-old tapper Bella Boye is making waves in the competition and convention scene. She toured with Revel Dance Convention as a Pro Reveler during their 2018-19 season, and is also an NRG danceProject tap assistant. Bella’s even had the chance to perform with tap icons Chloe […]
You’re in tap class and the teacher breaks down a complex phrase. You think you understand it, but when the music comes on, the speed and intricacy of the combination seem like more than your feet can handle. It can be discouraging to feel as though your technique fails you as the tempo picks up, […]
By age 26, Caleb Teicher already managed to establish themself as a respected dancer, choreographer, and creator. Onstage they are endless energy, all sprawling limbs and nimble feet; off-stage, they are ceaseless creativity, landing commission after commission and collaborating with musicians of every genre. Of course, they learned from the best: Teicher was a founding […]