Wednesday 21st September 2022 19:00 GMT | 11:00 PDT | 14:00 EST/EDT | 20:00 CEST FREE
Susan Filipiak will lead discussion around tap dance notation methods, uses and opportunities before we open the floor for group discussion.
Tap dancers all have their most favorite, comfortable learning strategy – be it visual, aural, spatial, verbal, musical, kinesthetic. To reach all their students, and especially beginners of all ages, tap teachers need to utilize all learning modes.
Susan Filipiak will lead discussion in using the spoken and written mode. Looking at tap dance notation systems (Stanley Kahn, Joan Hill, and her own “Tap Alphabet” she designed for children), Susan will show the strengths of including a linguistic approach to teaching tap dance.
Susan Filipiak, Dexter, Michigan, US, recently retired after 40 years of teaching dance. She was happy to learn from the master/mentors and was proud to carry forth their history, choreography, and lessons. Susan spent equal time teaching in her studio, in higher education, and in regular K-12 classrooms (bringing dance into the classroom).
As well as sharing ideas, techniques and resources, we will open the floor for you to have group conversations, ask questions and share your own approaches.