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.
This struck me. What kind of game was I playing when I practiced or performed? How much joy was I actually experiencing in the practice of my craft?
The // PlayTime // brand is a reminder for all of us who are journeying through this craft, that tap dancing is fundamentally joyful. That while there may be aspects of the pursuit that are difficult, we have a dance filled with games, and are able to experience joy in the moment, and remind ourselves of that whenever we need to.
// PlayTime // brand resources are designed to enable the tap dancer’s journey. From portable tap dance surfaces to flexibility ropes, every // PlayTime // product can help you get one step closer to your goal.
Check out all the resources below:
// PlayTime // 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.
// PlayTime // Flexibility Rope – By Wharton Health, these ropes are used to facilitate the range of motion exercises taught by the Whartons and also taught by Andrew during the Tap Dance Freedom Intensive.