On Tap Notes – January 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine and fresh crisp air ushering in 2015! I arrived back to Oregon from Hawaii on Saturday with the sunshine following me. We’ll all just have to get together and DANCE to create the warmth.  It’s wonderful to be back and ready to dance. I hope you all enjoyed your holiday break.

I had a great trip to Hawaii visiting our Maui family. Once again our  daughter Ariana  and I  practiced  pilates and yoga on a paddle board while a huge turtle popped it’s head up to see what the heck we were doing!  Then tap dancing on the paddle board shuffled me right into the ocean!  I’ll stick with the” boards on Broadway” and  the tap house for all shuffling!

A very Happy 12th Birthday to Talia Ruehr (Today! New Years Day) and Happy January birthday to Marie Cunningham and Christian Decker !We’ll be doing the birthday dance as the new term begins!

The Winter/Spring 2015 term begins Monday, January 12 at 7:45pm

At the Broadway Studio

Dates are January 12 to March 16  ($150.00)

Spring session will be April 6 to May 25 ($120.00)


I found this clip of tapping cards near Times Square that I have sent out before. Let it be an On Tap New Years  tradition!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh0CMcLiRkw&feature=share

 Also, a great dance show is coming to Western Oregon University. I watched their rehearsal.  Here are the details:

January 9, 2015  Rainbow Dance Theater

Rainbow Dance Theatre’s ensemble of virtuoso dancers brings their new show to Rice Auditorium. iLumiDance is comprised of works that feature the interplay of dance and illumination. The dancers are sure to amaze audiences of all ages with their athletic “pull-out-the-stops celebration of … dancing that pays homage to world-dance and –music influences” (Sheryl Dare, Honolulu Advertiser). The distinctive choreography of artistic directors Darryl Thomas and Valerie Bergman creates “an exotic feast for the senses”. (Isamu Jordan, Spokane Spokesman Review) rainbowdancetheatre.com/

May 2015 find you tapping into great joy and good health!

Yours in tap,