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Terrence Taps !.

Atlanta, Georgia
Terrence "Taps" began studying the art of tap dancing at the age of nineteen at Norma's Academy. Within a year he had moved from the Adult Beginner's Class to the Advanced Level. Within two years he began performing with the Senior Company, in addition to acting as a substitute teacher... Full Bio
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Tap Dancing History & News by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance Here are some of the tap related news items I came across this week. One is quite current and the other two are quite historical. All I can say is there is some p ... Read on »
Tap Dancing News From Around The Web – 10/10/11 by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance Here are some of the tap stories and announcements I’ve been reading this week. Let me know if there are others you think I should add: Former Tap Dog offering ta ... Read on »
Tap Steps: From Time Steps to Rhythm Steps – I’m Doing Them All! by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance photo credit: swanksalot Though I haven’t been blogging as much lately, I have been recording a new “Tap Step of the Week” video series for www.eTapDance.com. I’v ... Read on »
Tap Steps To Moment For Life by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance This week I am teaching a short combination that features tap steps set to “Moment For Life” by Nicki Minaj. Check out the combination and if you’d like to learn ... Read on »
What Tap Taught Me: Insights From a Life Lived in Pursuit of Passion – Part 2 by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance photo credit: eflon When I started taking tap classes in 1997, friends and family often asked me what my plans for tap were. That was a challenging question for m ... Read on »
Jason Janas Has an “Illness” by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance I bring you this news as quickly as it has come to me. Jason Janas, tap dance phenom, is ill. I don’t actually mean ill in the sense of the Physicians Desk Refere ... Read on »
The Movie “Tap” (1989) – Get It Now by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance The Portable Tap Floor Blog just announced that you can now purchase the movie “Tap” (1989) in the store. If you haven’t seen this great film starring Gregory Hin ... Read on »
New Tap Dance Song at TapDanceSongs.com by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance photo credit: photosteve101 A new music recommendation was just posted to www.TapDanceSongs.com. Make sure you head over there and have a listen. I’m trying to ma ... Read on »
Tap Dance Day 2011 Approaches and in Chicago… by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance I love hearing about tap artists & innovators getting the recognition they deserve for their dedication to tap dancing! On May 15th the Chicago Human Rhythm Proje ... Read on »
What Tap Taught Me: Insights From a Life Lived in Pursuit of Passion – Part 1 by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance photo credit: Enderst07 It has been 5 years since I first set out on this tap dance journey; 5 years since I decided to throw caution to the wind and follow my lo ... Read on »
Buy a Portable Tap Floor & Support Japan Relief by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance Image courtesy of Liewcf.com A post went up on the Portable Tap Floor Blog today about how you can save on a Portable Tap Floor and support the relief efforts in ... Read on »
From the “A” to the “A” by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance In a little over 4 weeks I will be relocating from Atlanta, GA to Austin, TX! My wife and I have been discussing the possibility of this move for the last few yea ... Read on »
Acia Gray Shares More of Jimmy Slyde’s Wise Words by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance I recently asked Acia Gray, Executive-Artistic Director of Tapestry in Austin, TX to pass on some of the wise words she’s received that have shaped her. Once agai ... Read on »
Clear Lake Tap Festival Scheduled 3/4 Thru 3/6 by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance Joseph Webb (pictured above), Derick Grant, Acia Gray, Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Matthew Shields will all be be part of the Clear Lake Tap Festival slated for th ... Read on »
Chloe Arnold Discusses Her Career In Dance by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance What a great find! If you didn’t know, Chloe Arnold is one of the most accomplished tap dancers of our era. You can access the article detailing an interview she ... Read on »
The Chicago Tap Theatre Performs This Weekend by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance In keeping my ear to the ground for tap (no pun intended) I recently stumbled across 3 articles promoting the Chicago Tap Theatre performance scheduled for this w ... Read on »
Portable Dance Barres Now Available at PortableTapFloor.com by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance You can now purchase a Portable Dance Barre at PortableTapFloor.com to assist you in practicing your Wings & Time Steps at home without falling. It’s also great f ... Read on »
A Brief History of Tap Dogs as it Returns to Sydney by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance I enjoyed this article because of the way it shared some of the early struggles that “Tap Dogs” faced. Hats off to Dein Perry & his Australian troupe for all they ... Read on »
Andrew Nemr Shares What He Learned From “Slyde” by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance photo credit: queercatkitten Recently I asked Andrew Nemr of CPD PLUS to share a bit of advice that he received that deeply impacted him. His response was generou ... Read on »
Strictly Tap Dance Fever Continues To Thrill Audiences – South Africa Bound by Terrence Taps !. Posted in: Blog Posts in Dance Strictly Tap Dance Fever will arrive at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre in a little over a month and the buzz is already starting to build! Especially now that it h ... Read on »