I spent a few days in New York this week where I performed at the Sphatika launch party in the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Center. It was an incredible experience. In this brief two-part post series, I will recount some of the tap-related highlights of my trip.
On day one, I met up with two very important contributors to this blog. Hillary Marie-Michael & Maurice, AKA SimmySlydeJr (YouTube). We met up at the Virgin Music Store in Times Square and headed over to a local Sbarro (I swear that there are 5 million in NY) to eat and talk tap. What started as a brief lunch stretched into over three hours discussing tapâ€™s past, present, and future.
It was a very rich experience. I rarely get to spend time with many other tap dancers here in Atlanta, especially dancers who are as passionate about the art form as I am. In fact, it reminded me how important this kind of â€œqualityâ€ time is.
In the book of Hebrews in the Bible, believers are instructed:
â€œ…forsake not the gathering of yourselves togetherâ€¦â€
My time with these dancers got me to thinking that this verse may also hold a truth for dancers, artists, families, or anyone other groups sharing a connection to something larger than themselves. I encourage you to work to find ways to connect tap dancers in your community with one another.