Tapatak Oz Sales Have Taken Off
Since its release in June 2008 TAPATAK OZ has had a huge response and is now being used in dance institutions and by tappers all over the world.
Globally it is being used in: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Italy, France ,Finland, UK, Dubai and Brazil!
In Australia it is being used in the following locations: Brisbane, The Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Mackay, Tasmania, Golbourn, Mildura, Coffs Harbour, Inverell, Redcliffe, Cannonvale, Mentone, Bundaberg….to name a few!
Exam News 2012!
Tapatak Oz Exams have taken off in Australia this year, with bookings more than quadrupled!!!
We can't wait to see everyone and what they have been up to throughout the year, as well as visiting studios who are now into their second year of Tapatak Oz Exams!
The passion and enthusiasm from both the teachers and students is fantastic and exams are a fun and relaxed occasion that everyone really looks forward to each year! For more info on our exams simply email: email@example.com
Tapatak Oz Teacher's Conference 2013!!
We are excited to announce that due to demand, the TAPATAK OZ TEACHER'S CONFERENCE will be held in two locations as of 2013!
This is a three day seminar where the entire syllabus is reviewed from TINY TOTS all the way through to SENIOR ADVANCED TWO! A great way to meet other tap teachers and reignite your passion for tap, whilst having a fun revision of everything in the syllabus. Also a wonderful opportunity to work with Christine personally, ask all your questions and delve into the intricasies of tap! This is a very friendly and informal setting where the pace and direction of the course is dictated by the attendees. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for 2013 as follows:
Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th January - Brisbane , Queensland - Venue TBA
Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd January - Sydney, NSW - Venue TBA
Here is an email Christine received from a student teacher who attended the conference in 2012
Hi Christine, My name is Ash and I go to Planetdance. I attended your teacher’s seminar earlier this year and I just wanted to say Thankyou. That seminar and the DVDs have really made it easier and more fun to teach tap and also be a part of it as well. The more exercises I learn the more fun it gets. I love this syllabus - how you can make it your own style as well. And your videos are so informative and make it so much easier to explain to the children how to do the steps. So Thankyou - I love Tapatak Oz !
Ash Power, Tap Teacher Planet Dance, Menai, Sydney, NSW – May 2012
So come along with all your tap staff and have a rollicking good time!
Australian Tap Festival 2012
Once again Christine has been invited to teach at The Australian Tap Festival which is happening in Melbourne, Victoria from July 9th - 14th 2012.
Here you will find the "who's who" of Aussie Tap Teachers so if you have a passion for tap, then this is the Festival for you.
Check out their website at: http://www.australiantapdancefestival.com.au/.
Australian Dance Festival 2012
This year Christine will be offering both an Open Inter/ Advanced Tap Class, as well as a special Teacher's Seminar covering many aspects of effective tap teaching and choreography to all interested teachers.
The teacher's seminar is a practical and theoretical class (so bring your tap shoes) and includes discussion and development of cross phrasing, placement of accent, use of canon, syncopation, effective choreography and how to explain all of these effectivelty to your students. It is a great workshop for both teachers and students teachers alike. Dates are September 14th – 16th
For more info visit their website: http://www.australiantapdancefestival.com.au/
IN2DANCE Summer Workshop January 2013
Tapatak Oz proudly presents, for the third year, the annual IN2DANCE Workshop in Bundaberg, Queensland from Monday January 14th - Friday January 18th! This is a great opportunity for dancers in North Queensland to work with the best. Confirmed teachers thus far are Marko Panzic (Funk), Christine Denny (Tap), Sarah Boulter (Contemporary).......Music Theatre Teacher to be confirmed! So if you are looking for a January Workshop in the North.........lock in those dates and we shall keep you posted! For more info please email : email@example.com
Sponsorship of Youth Tap Events 2012
Tapatak Oz is once again proud to have sponsored tap sections in the following Youth Competitions:
- BPAC – Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge, Brisbane – QLD
- DANCELIFE UNITE, Sydney – NSW
- SUNSHINE COAST EISTEDDFOD, Caloundra – QLD
- GOLD COAST EISTEDDFOD, Gold Coast – QLD
- ILLAWARRA EISTEDDFOD – NSW
These sponsorships include cash prizes, tap workshops for the winning dance schools and in solo competitions awards for “excellence in tap” where in conjunction with our partners CAPEZIO AUSTRALIA, young tappers receive a new pair of CAPEZIO TAP SHOES!
Tapatak Oz announces sponsorship for 2011
Tapatak Oz is proud and excited to once again be sponsoring the tap group sections of two of Australia's premier dance competitions in 2011!
This year Tapatak Oz shall be expanding its sponsorship of Dancelife Unite, based in Sydney, NSW, by donating free tap workshops to the winners of three group sections - the 14&under tap group, 16&under tap group and senior tap group sections.
All workshops will be taught by Tapatak Oz Director & Creator - Christine Denny, and offer the students and teachers an amazing opportunity to work with one of the industry's most sought after and respected tap choreographers/teachers!
BPAC - The Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge, will be the other recipient of Tapatak Oz sponsorship with the winners of all tap group sections receiving prize monies donated by Tapatak Oz! This includes 8&under Tap, 10&under Tap, 12&under Tap, 15&under Tap, Open Traditional Tap and Open Street Tap
Again, a wonderful incentive for the tap teachers and students in recognition of the incredible effort they put into creating their competition routines year after year!
Inspiring a passion for tap in the younger generation and supporting these important performance opportunities is a fundamental way in which Tapatak Oz gives back to the Australian tap community!
Tapatak Oz - supporting a passion for tap in our dance community!
Interview with Terrence Taps from The Tap Dance Blog, USA - December 2010
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Offering examinations in all levels as of 2011
For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adjudicating for 2010
- Bundaberg, QLD
- Devonport, TASMANIA
- Nowra, NSW
- CSTD Eisteddfod Melbourne, VICTORIA
- Christine Denny of Tapatak Oz taught a tap masterclass to students from all over Australia @ the Australian Dance Festival, Sydney Town Hall, September 5th 2010. It was a fantastic day and a good time was had by all! looking forward to next year. www.australiandancefestival.com.au
- Tapatak Oz is proud to be supporting the Kids Xpress Dance Challenge in 2010 by sponsoring its winning competitors in all tap group sections! This is a great charity event for a great cause and Tapatak Oz is proud to be a part of it!
- Tapatak Oz sponsored the winners in all tap group sections of the BPAC competition in Queensland for the second year running. This is another way in which Tapatak Oz is proud to be encouraging and fostering tap dance in the community. www.bpacdance.org.au
DanceLife Goes Green
What better way to enjoy the amazing weather we had in Sydney yesterday than to go to the park and plant a tree for Planet Ark's National Tree Day! That's right Clint from DanceLife and Christine Denny from TapatakOz and On the Couch With Christine ventured to Sydney Park to get GREEN. National Tree Day, is Australia's largest community tree-planting event. In its 14-year history more than 2 million volunteers have planted over 13 million native trees and shrubs!
Adjudication engagements 2010
In 2009 Tapatak Oz Director Christine Denny has been invited to adjudicate the following competitions:
- Bundaberg Eisteddfod, Queensland
- Melbourne CSTD Eisteddfod, Victoria
- Devonport Eisteddfod, Tasmania
- Nowra Eisteddfod, New South Wales
Adjudication engagements 2009
- Bunbury Dance Eisteddfod- Bunbury, WA
- The McDonald’s City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge - Sydney, NSW
- The Kids Express Charity Dance Challenge – Sydney, NSW
- The Gold Coast Eisteddfod (12 & under sections)- Mermaid Waters, QLD
- Adelaide Performing Arts Challenge – Adelaide, SA
- The Australian Dance Challenge – Sydney, NSW
Tapatak Oz Creator Christine Denny at the Australian Dance Festival
Tapatak Oz creator, Christine Denny has been invited to choreograph for the Australian Dance Festival in Sydney in May/June 2009. This is an opportunity to spend 20 hours in class with Christine learning a piece of tap chore that will then be performed at the festival. To enrol, please visit: www.australiandancefestival.com.au and click on choreographers – and then on Christine Denny!