"I started tap dancing from a very young age and continued tapping until I graduated from secondary school. In 2020, over 20 years later and in the middle of a global pandemic, I decided to buy a new pair of tap shoes and start tapping again at home. After searching on the internet, I discovered SMK Tap Dance Studio and reached out to Anthony regarding the possibility of taking lessons. I was hoping to find a teacher that offered English-speaking classes for adults with some previous tap experience, and I was delighted to find this at SMK. I have been taking private lessons with Anthony since June 2021, and I could not be happier with the result so far.
Anthony is an amazing teacher – he is extremely knowledgeable, talented, patient, kind, and fun. He works with me at my level, but also challenges me to work hard and master more difficult steps and have fun while doing it. He is detail-oriented and really works to ensure that I am performing the steps accurately, cleanly, and in the right body position. He also checks to make sure that I am breathing, not over-thinking the moves, and counting the beats while I tap so that I can be a better dancer. He is also a great motivator and has such a positive attitude. I tend to become easily frustrated when I cannot tackle a step or combination on the first try, and he encourages me to stay positive and focused even when I am struggling. He is also willing to answer all my questions, both in the studio and outside of class. If I cannot remember a combination to practice at home, he will send videos of the steps to help refresh my memory and guide my at-home practice. He really goes above and beyond to make me feel capable, confident, and successful even when the steps are difficult."
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Anthony and SMK Tap Dance Studio. He is a genuine, positive human being, and an incredible teacher.