Steve Zee is a globe-trotting tap dancer and master teacher. He is currently on faculty at CSU Long Beach, Santa Monica College, The Gabriella Foundation in Los Angeles and travels globally to teach and perform. He also has Tap Academy Online, a subscription-based tap training website that currently has subscribers on 4 continents. Check it out and learn more about Steve at www.tapacademyonline.com.
Kat Wildish leading a class in New York. Photo by Kyle Froman
By Steve Zee for Dance Magazine
Everyone knows that training is the cornerstone of a successful career in dance. But as a dance educator, I also take comfort in the fact that high-quality dance training helps shape students into genuinely good people (in addition to creating future artists, which is a wonderful goal in itself.) These are the lessons dance teaches that help make students into better humans: