Sometime around 2005 I saw a recording of Steve Condos on a panel from the Colorado Dance Festival. While on the panel Steve is asked about improvisation and his approach to it. His response was to relate improvisation to a game and the ideas of play and joy.
For tap dancers, our game lives in the context of time and space. However, because we are audible, often making music when we dance, our understanding of time has a prominent role in our ability to play our game well.
Welcome to // Play Time // a unique approach to relating to time for the sake of confidence, encouragement, experimentation, and expression in tap dance.
Check out all the resources below:
Rhythm Theory Handbook for Tap Dancers – a handbook outlining necessary knowledge for all tap dancers about time.
// Play Time // Gig Board – Today more than ever tap dancers have a difficult time finding the right surface to dance on. The Gig Board fixes that by providing a sonically sound, solidly constructed, portable surface. I’ve used this very same construction in gigs all over the world.