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I specialize in Hip Hop Tap, Jazz Tap, Classic Tap, Swing Tap, and many other styles. I can help with technique, names of steps, combinations, or choreography ideas.

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I have 27 years of experience in tap dancing. I have been teaching tap for 19 years in studios, seminars, and judging auditions and competitions. I am a freelance choreographer for many studio owners and I have performed with many great tap dancers. Gregory Hines to name one.


I have been taught by many professional tap teachers from around the country. Pat Rico, Debbie Dee, and many others. I attend numerous conventions including DMA (Dance Masters)& Dance Caravan to name a few. I keep up with the latest styles by traveling to different states to attend master tap classes, conventions, & competitions.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

National Tap Dance Day is May 25th. May 25th was chosen because it is Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's birthday.

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Recent Answers from Meridyth Kues

2011-11-11 Trouble with wings:

Hello,    The way I teach wings is to begin by standing on the balls of your feet with your knees slightly bent.  Then one foot at a time, turn your ankle out (turning your foot on it's side so that your

2011-07-22 Tap:

The best way to catch up is to practice.  I would suggest working on the steps you learn each and every day.  If you know any of the other students in the class, invite them to practice with you.  Also

2010-07-11 Tap Instruction Audio:

I am familier with these tapes.  My grandmother (a dance teacher as well) also had some of these lessons on Records.  I know there are some that were recorded by Al Gilbert.  I'm not sure though where

2010-07-07 New Tap Shoes:

Hello,    Personally, I love capezio brand.  I as well have a few tap friends with the Ben & Miller shoes.  They seem to like them, bit do say they are much harder to break in.  I'm not sure if you are

2010-03-13 tap:

Hello,  The slippery floors have always been an issue for me as well.  I have done exactly what you have described.  One thing I also do is to clean the bottoms of the shoes with a wet cloth to get any


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