Category Archives: Tap

Improving Your Improv

          In your favorite weekly hoofing class, your taps have been spot on and your sounds … Continue reading

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Preventing Common Tap Injuries

Mark Yonally, artistic director of Chicago Tap Theatre, was performing with his company in France last summer when his worst … Continue reading

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Clogging: How it’s different from tap

When you think of clogging, do you envision swirly skirts, petticoats and shiny white shoes? And do you hear fiddles, … Continue reading

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The Basic Pullback (May/Jun 2009)

It’s your favorite tap class: The warm-up is over and it’s time to flap-ball-change across the floor. You’ve finally gotten … Continue reading

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The Physics of Footwork

What is Loose-Ankle Tap? Loose-ankle tap is perhaps one of the profession’s best-kept secrets. Mark Yonally, artistic director of Chicago … Continue reading

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Tune Up Your Tone

Since tappers are simultaneously musicians and dancers, they must pay attention not only to movement, rhythm and dynamics, but also … Continue reading

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