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Articles by Kat Richter

Teaching Artist in Training

August 1, 2015 by

What one teacher learned after five years in public schools
Kat Richter is founder and artistic director of The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, an all-female rhythm tap company based in Philadelphia. As an experienced teaching artist, … Continue reading

Let’s Go, Team!

February 28, 2015 by

5 fresh ideas to help your competition team bond
With choreography to rehearse and costumes to finalize, preparing for competition season can be hectic. Team bonding may not be the first thing on your mind, but … Continue reading

Thinking on Your Feet

December 29, 2014 by

Improvisation exercises for beginning, intermediate and advanced tap dancers
Improvisation. There’s no better word to send tap students into a panic. They can memorize choreography, perform in front of huge crowds and pull off crystal clear … Continue reading

Urban Practice

July 30, 2010 by

In a desire for multiculturalism, many dance programs have added world and hip-hop classes to their curriculums, but, with few exceptions, ballet and modern still reign supreme. At the University of East London (UEL), however, … Continue reading