Anthony’s Blog

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Gregory Hines: We Just Don’t teach #Tapdance.

THIS week so many people are reflecting on the great #GregoryHines (Gregory Hines Tribute Taplegacy Website) because Feb 14th was his birthday. Among other things, #Optap (Operation Tap) was posting great memories of the man, Jane Goldberg has been sharing fantastic intimate emails she has been making available to the public, and Andrew Nemr was…
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Thoughts When I Judge a Competition

Straight forward list that you can apply before going to another dance competition: The more energy you put into the floor, the more energy you get out of the floor In a lyrical piece, think of yourself as the Ambassador of the emotional journey we are about witness through you Don’t present disconnected movement; Engage in…
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Evolution of Tap Dance from a Different Perspective

ev·o·lu·tion noun: evolution; plural noun: evolutions the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. Somewhere around 1999 – 2001 I started writing an article…
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2014 Summer Florida Tap Tour Recap

Hi – Been a while and I thought it was time to post something in the TapLife blog. For the past two years I have had an amazing time setting up and teaching a Summer Studio Workshop Tap Tour in Florida. Well, at least that was the idea. It didn’t take long for it to…
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My Facebook Gratitude Challenge

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do a gratitude Facebook Challenge. It felt really rewarding and positive. I also received many positive replies and private messages. I feel very lucky to have so many human beings enlightened by my words and experiences.  That said, I felt it would be a great idea to…
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Sometimes you have to Judge: What I see at Competition

One of the things I truly enjoy doing is judging competitions. I always joke around about not judging people in life unless I am getting paid to do it, and that would be at competition. Since the first time I judged a competition, way back in the late 90’s, I have found myself sounding like…
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Being in an Audience, Serious Helpful Hints or SHH

I was invited to the movies this weekend and it sent me into a deep thinking mode….I wanted to go see the hottest new Summer feature but I didn’t want someone to ruin another movie for me. (Quickly, let me say that nobody can ruin anything for me but myself, it is just an expression…
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I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

I am very excited that I will be performing LIVE, with Frank Persico, at the Bitter End, in NYC tonight….We are suggesting you arrive by 9:00pm EST sharp. Since arriving back in New York, a little over a year ago, I started plotting a path, which included organically watching and waiting for an opportunity where Frank…
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The link to the Taplife Company’ s first performance will serve as a great first blog post on the new site. I look forward to actually collecting some awesome past, present, and future documentation here. Cheers.

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