"Tapatak Oz is the best thing that has happened to my school in over 50 years... and I know my daughter Christine is loving it so much too. My kids just love the unusual rhythms.... and it has put a spark back in my teaching too…."
Southland Footnotes, Invercargill – New Zealand
"I'm not a natural tapper but had lots of requests to start up a tots tap class, so the first person that sprung to mind was Christine Denny. We trained together in England and I knew that with her expertise and I would be able to deliver a fun and confident class! I purchased the Tiny Tots package (which is amazing value for money) and I love it! The instructions are so clear and concise and the syllabus is really good fun for the little ones. I'm very proud to be representing Tapatak Oz here in the U.K and I'm looking forward to hearing lots of little feet tapping away!!"
Owner and Director of DWS Fitness and Dance, Lincoln, England
"Recently had a look at one of my previous show dvds, and when I did that show I was happy with the tap routines. Now when I look at them I can't believe how easy they were - the tap at my studio has improved out of sight since using Tapatak Oz. Thanks Christine Love your work!"
Principal, DanceHouse – Cairns, QLD
"Lots of teachers have been asking me about the Tapatak Oz Syllabus and my response has been that I will wait til after we do our first exams before I would give my full endorsement.
I am thrilled to say that the syllabus (and my wonderful tap teacher Kieron) have transformed tap in my school.
The exams were so different to other syllabi and I LOVED the way they were conducted. Just received this email from a student 'I had so much fun doing my tapatak exam, it's by far the best exam I have ever done and I can't wait to start learning the new grade. I love tap'.
The reports were great too. I got very good feedback on how detailed they were.
What more can you ask for? Thank you Christine for helping me give tap a new boost in my school and I am over the moon with the results"
Principal, Planet Dance, Sydney, NSW
"Congratulations Tapatak Oz for a fantastic Syllabus. This is a very worthwhile investment to my school and the content of the Resource Material purchased is phenomenal with easy to follow DVD's, Manuals and well composed Musical Arrangements. The progression of steps between each level is intricate and challenging yet extremely rewarding. We are very excited to have Tapatak Oz in New Zealand. Thank you Christine Denny - you are a Tap Genius."
Principal, Deuxberry School of Dance, Auckland, New Zealand
"The kids have all received their Tapatak Oz Exam results and are all incredibly happy. As am I.
I love the comments you wrote on each child's report. I read each of them their reports and they all had beaming smiles listening to them. Most importantly, they are all mega keen to keep tapping. I had one of the Intermediates showing me how they've practiced their roll throughs about five minutes before going into their RAD exam."
Principal, Fame Talent School, Mackay
My name is Ash and I go to Planetdance. I attended your teacher’s seminar earlier this year and I just wanted to say Thank you. 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 Thank you - I love Tapatak Oz !"
Tap Teacher, Planet Dance, Menai, Sydney, NSW
"I learnt from Miss Christine during full-time dance and really enjoyed her funky new approach to tap... Now I can offer it to my students! The best addition to my new school was introducing TAPATAK OZ! The kids are now so motivated and enjoy the funky music and challenging steps. I've seen a HUGE improvement in all my students even after only one term and have enjoyed teaching tap more than ever - I can't stop smiling when they come in each week and show me the steps they've perfected after practicing all week at home!"
Principal, The Dance Factory Performing Arts Centre, Kelso, NSW
"Thank you so much for an amazing demonstration of the Tapatak Oz Syllabus last Sunday. It blew us away and we are very excited by everything that we saw.
As I mentioned to you on the day, I am quite interested in using Tapatak Oz in conjunction with our current syllabus. I am keen to purchase the Complete Junior System as we have quite a strong, younger group of tappers emerging and I am very eager to introduce them to your unique rhythms and combinations that were not only brilliant to learn, but great fun too.
Even though I already knew about the Tapatak Oz Tap System, meeting you and being able to have a small 'taste' of your favourite combinations from across the levels was just fantastic and really brought everything to life. Consider me a new convert and Tapatak Oz fan."
Principal, Dance Magic Academy, Sydney, NSW
"If you own your own dance school and haven't yet heard of Tapatak Oz, then listen up! People all over the world are talking about it!
It's modern, It's fun (for both Teachers AND Students), It's full of exciting, comprehensive yet intricate rhythms and canons! It's incredibly well-structured and promotes the students to develop personality and individuality in their performances!
Tapatak Oz CAN be a stand alone Tap system with exams and the whole deal, however, if you currently own a different syllabus and don't want to change, it's all good! It's also a great option as an add-on to your current tap setup. All you have to do grab the level you want and you'll have a pile of new combos that will challenge and excite your students (and teachers)!
Personally, I have been teaching Tapatak Oz for over a year to a number of different dance schools in Brisbane and now I'm teaching it 5 days a week and loving every day!
If you want to know more about this exciting new Tap system, go to www.tapatakoz.com.au, watch the sample videos to get an idea of each level and get in on the hype!"
Red Hot Rhythm "Cast member/tapper". Australia's Got Talent Finalist 2009 (Red Hot Rhythm), Worldwide Corporate Entertainer November 2011. Tap Teacher for - Theatre and Dance, Break It Down School of Entertainment, Annette Roselli Ballet Academy, Small House of Dance, Brisbane, QLD
"Tapatak Oz - It is brilliant! I've been using it in my new dance school for about 6 months and the kids absolutely love it. So do I! So easy to use and the music is funky."
Fame Talent School, Mackay, QLD
"I use Christine’s Tapatak Oz for all my classes but I teach it open style to top 40 music! It is fantastic! I highly recommend! It’s fast, funky and fun and it is also not highly repetitive like a lot of other tap syllabus. The kids love it and don’t even realize they are doing a syllabus! We love it!"
J Dance Performance Studio, North Ryde, Sydney, NSW
"We have started implementing your syllabus with our junior school and we love it. After 4 weeks I can already see the improvement in our students."
Dare To Shine Dance Studio, Earlwood, Sydney, NSW
"Thought you might like to know that our parents got a sneak peek of Tapatak Oz yesterday when we showcased a few of the exercises from some of the tap levels. Our kids tapping has improved out of sight ... I was so impressed and so were the parents!! It's such a fun syllabus Christine, the kids love it :))"
Principal - Theatre and Dance - Brisbane, QLD
"I have been teaching tap for around 10 years now and have experienced a plethora of syllabi both as a student and a teacher.
It is incredibly important to have a system that’s specifically designed to develop young tap dancers, not only by teaching them harder steps each time they advance a level, but by expanding their knowledge of steps they’ve learnt in earlier grades and I’ve never taught something that did this as well as Christine Denny’s TAPATAK OZ.
I absolutely love teaching the combinations and dances from TAPATAK OZ but on top of that, I have equally as much fun learning them myself in preparation for my classes!
With routines and combinations that are full of intricate rhythms but done in a way that makes sense to people of all ages, TAPATAK OZ is a fun way to achieve things you never thought possible!
If you own your own dance school and want to step up the standard of your tap students, look no further than TAPATAK OZ."
[Australia's Got Talent Finalist 2009 (Red Hot Rhythm), Worldwide Corporate Entertainer]
"We are loving TAPATAK OZ!
Our students thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of our first session of exams- throw away the leotards and buns and actually feel like you are doing a modern/up- to- date tap exam. Everyone at the studio is already looking forward to next years exams!!
The syllabus is funky and rhythmical without “plinky plonky old school tap music” and the best part about it is that is completely different from my own style. All of my teachers are thoroughly enjoying the DVDs, finding them enjoyable and easy to follow.
I was never going to bother with tap exams at my studio, as I didn’t think there was a syllabus out there that my students would enjoy and subsequently benefit from, so I am so grateful to Christine that she has devised this up-to-date system that caters to the market of today - combining, fun, challenge and technique!!"
Principal “Dance Technique” – Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast, QLD
"Well we had our first week back and my first week teaching the Tapatak Oz tap syllabus!! I love it, the kids love it, and we have even more students enrolling who had dropped out last year - wanting to come back after they saw what they were missing!! I feel like a tap teacher again!! (having had to teach really old exam work before). Anyway - I just thought I would let you know that we all love what you have put together!"
Tap teacher - Dynamite Dance, Upper Coomera, QLD
"In 2009 Ignite Dance Studio introduced the Tapatak Oz syllabus into the Senior classes. The seniors loved the challenge of the rhythms and combinations and kept asking for more each week. 2010 has seen the studio introduce the syllabus into the intermediate and junior levels as well as expanding the Senior work.
All the children absolutely love the syllabus and always leave the class with "happy feet" and of course this makes for "happy days" for the teacher. In fact, in my 25 years of teaching I have never seen the situation where the children in an RAD ballet class two or three days later, are tapping out the latest combinations from tap class, still aiming to get it exactly right.
This is an excellent Syllabus for all the grades, displaying your brilliant tapping ability and background whilst still being challenging and encouraging for all grades.
Thank you for allowing us to have access to this fabulous work."
Ignite Dance Studio, Bundaberg, QLD
"My students are loving the Tapatak Oz classes that I am offering this year. I started teaching one class a week of the Tapatak Oz System and this has now grown to three a week.
The students love them. I have had ex-students return to the studio to learn this style as I usually teach the traditional Broadway style and this is very different.
I will be in contact soon to order more of the DVDs and once again thank you for a fantastic tap system."
Jayne’s Southern Dance Studio, Adelaide, Australia
"I have just finished teaching your Tapatak Oz Senior Disc One to my senior tap class and just wanted to let you know that they are loving it.
It’s great you brought out something like this as a lot of my senior girls are in their 20’s and wanted a challenge –so it’s great to finally get them out of their comfort zone and into something a bit more funky and different.
I showed my boss as well and she was so impressed with how you had done your dvd for viewing and learning purposes, so I am hoping to eventually bring in your junior stuff as a fun thing to do after tap exams.
I will definitely be purchasing the next Senior Disc for my seniors to give them a challenge as well.
Thanks again and please let me know if you still do any classes or workshops around Sydney as I would love to come."
Valerie Smith Stage School, Sydney, Australia
"I received the Tapatak Oz package and watched the DVDS and they are really fantastic, really well done! I shall soon try to buy the others…….a presto e ancora complimenti."
"I am a parent of 2 girls that both dance (10 yrs and 14 yrs old) and they have been tapping for approximately 4 years. Since moving to UDA this year and experiencing Tapatak Oz they have improved out of sight! They love it so much and it shows in their dancing! So – a huge thank you to you!"
Parent from Universal Dance Academy, Canberra, ACT
(8 July 2009)
"Finally – some exciting tap!! And who better to do it then Christine Denny.
I have trained under Christine and loved her style from the beginning. As Head Teacher of the newest Dance Academy in Canberra, I am so proud to spread the word about TAPATAK OZ created by a tap extraordinaire!
All the students at U.D.A are LOVING this new, fresh style. It’s modern - it’s different - and it’s up with the times.
What a challenge for us all, and as a tap instructor it makes my job much more interesting and enjoyable. The DVDs themselves are nice and easy to learn from and the content is fantastic!
Definitely the buy of the year!
I have no doubt that using this syllabus will help our academy grow."
Universal Dance Academy, Canberra, ACT (May 2009)
"Thank you Christine for inspiring our growing school of tap dancers with your endless energy and passion for tap. Not only are you an extremely talented tap dancer and choreographer, you are also a brilliant teacher and communicator. The students gained so much from your three days here in Mildura, especially my young student teachers who soaked up your advice in the special two hour teacher’s workshop. We can’t wait to continue your work in preparation for our 50th anniversary performance at the end of the year."
Mildura Ballet & Dance Guild, Mildura, Victoria ( April 2009)
"We have started Tapatak Oz at The Dance Works (DW) and the kids are enjoying it. The teachers are still studying the resources and are very impressed with the amount of work there is to cover. Our main teacher is Scott Woodward and he loves it. The kids and teachers (Scott, Summer, Cassie and Lauren) are all wrapped in the fact that they now have some continuity with and movement between classes.Thanks again."
The Dance Works (DW), Brisbane, QLD (Feb 2009)
"Good morning. Well let’s just say the muscles are slightly killing me! Tapatak Oz is going really well and the kids are really enjoying themselves. You’ve put together a wonderful syllabus and my little girl just loves watching Miss Christine on the TV at home."
Principal, Break It Down School of Entertainment, Brisbane, Queensland (Feb 2009)
"I recently purchased Tapatak Oz and am thrilled with it. Congratulations on this product. You have definitely inspired me and I love your teaching style."
Anderson School of Dance, ACT - Kim Harvey School of Dance, ACT (Feb 2009)
"Thanks Christine. I’m very impressed with your website and your DVDs. This is just a start and it will definitely freshen up my classes."
Street Jam, The Gold Coast, Queensland (Feb 2009)
"Tapatak Oz is great. I really love the work. It’s nice to be able to buy this kind of style of tap and instructional DVD in Australia. Usually I buy a lot from America! Hope to buy more in the future."
Directions Dance Academy, Cnr Carlisle & Carlton St, Camden Park, SA (Feb 2009)
"I just wanted to email you to say thank you for coming over and hosting such a wonderful class it was FANTASTIC. Being a teacher you sometimes forget how exciting it is to
actually participate in a tap class. Your tapping was both exciting and fun and inspired me to keep thinking of new rhythms to teach. My students also had a great time and I know they
will be practicing those steps for weeks. Please keep me informed of any other workshops you may do here in Perth as I will definitely be happy to participate."
Teacher, Dance Fusion, Perth (March 2008)
"We LOVED the workshop on the weekend and can’t stop talking about it. I hope you can come again very soon, we learnt heaps of really cool stuff, so much fun too!"
Student, Susan Jayne Academy, Perth (March 2008)
"My students all loved your workshop over the weekend. They particularly liked learning your style of tapping and the different rhythms you created – which is different from
the exam work they are currently doing. It’s great for them to have this experience. Thanks very much and please let us know when you return.
Teacher, Cathy Crooks Dance Centre, Perth (March 2008)
"Just to let you know all my kids loved your workshops. Thanks very much for a very fun and challenging weekend – definitely want to know of any news you have and anything
Parent, Susan Jayne Academy, Perth (March 2008)