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Tap Dance Made Easy
with Eli Newsom

Eli Newsom teaches tap classes in New York City and San Francisco, and has studied with some of the best tap instructors in the United States. He is also a professional musician, director, and actor specializing in musical theater. In his tap classes, he specializes in teaching tap to beginners with no previous experience, and to dancers with previous experience who want to improve their rhythms and technique.

A native of San Francisco, Eli has worked in dance and professional theater for 13 years. He has been tap dancing for 13 years and teaching tap for 5 years. 80% of his students in his classes are not performer, and had no experience in tap dance before taking his classes.

"My goal in this video was to cater to non-dancers who would like to learn the basics of tap dance. A problem with many dance videos on the market, in my opinion, is that they move too quickly and/or the instruction in the video is unclear, especially for people who don't have a lot of experience dancing. I've created a video that focuses on clear instruction that is fun and easy to follow, even for an 'absolute beginner'. At the same time, I move at a pace quick enough to keep the user engaged and challenged. Most importantly, the goal of the video is to allow people to have a great time while learning a dance form that is rewarding both physically and mentally. Happy tapping!"

Tap Dance Made Easy DVD
Price: $24.95

Length: 1 hour 35 minutes
DVD NTSC format (no country code restrictions)

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