Tap Dancing to “Counting Stars” by One Republic

Posted on February 7th, 2014 in Rock by Terrence Taps

I loved this tune the first time I heard it and I’m happy to see that it has become such a success for the artists.

This strong strikes me as being a perfect tap dance song for a 16 year old dancer. I’m thinking of setting a piece on it for one of my students.

Here is a beginner level tap routine that I hope inspires you.

If you’re interested in learning this dance and more visit eTapDance.com to access a library of my tap dance lessons!

Breaking The Girl by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted on April 26th, 2011 in Rock by Terrence Taps

I hadn’t heard this song for a very long time but and then they played it on the radio here in Austin, TX last weekend and I found my creativity stimulated. In fact, I’ll be teaching at a tap workshop in Roswell, NM next month and there is a very good chance that I’ll use this song for the choreography!

I’m even considering adding recording choreography to this song for www.eTapDance.com tomorrow.

What do you think?

Good idea?

A Rock Classic For Tap Dancers!

Posted on December 28th, 2009 in Rock by Terrence Taps

This tap dancing song makes me wanna keep my feet moving all night long! Hopefully it does the same for you and your students!

Tap Music For Competition

Posted on December 9th, 2009 in Rock by Terrence Taps

The latest addition to this list of tap dance music is a song that I think is perfect for a tap competition piece. Have a listen below…remember this song?

A Tap Song That Will Carry You For Many Miles

Posted on August 23rd, 2009 in R & B,Rock by Terrence Taps

This song has great soul, phrasing, and plenty of space for a tap dancer. Be sure to pull the melody into your dancing and you’ll feel what I mean!

Funky Tap Dancing Music

Posted on July 12th, 2009 in Blues,Jazz,R & B,Rock by Terrence Taps

If you find yourself wanting to tap dance to this then you know you’ve got soul! Check out a live performance of this hit by the “Godfather of Soul” below!

A Classic Song For Tap Dancing!

Posted on December 23rd, 2008 in For Children,Rock by Terrence Taps

This is a great tap song for tap classes of all ages. But in terms of performing, I see lots of opportunities for kids to really put on a good show to this one. 


Tap Dance Music, Books & Video!

TapDanceMan.com is a great place to get tap dance music, books, or tap dance videos.

I recently expanded the Store creating a great one stop resource for all things relating to tap!

I hope you find it helpful! If you would like to recommend any additional tap dance product, please post it to the comments section below or email me at Taps [at] TapDanceMan [dot] com.

Tap Dance Music for a Young Lady’s Talent Show

Posted on March 26th, 2008 in For Children,Rock by Terrence Taps

A fellow user of Tap Dance Songs recently left a comment on the main page seeking song recommendations for a girl’s talent show.

If you have any, please post them to comments in the following format:

Artist Name: Cyndi Lauper

Song Title: Girl’s Just Wanna Have Fun

Album: She’s So Unusual: Cyndi Lauper

And follow that with any comments you have about why you think it’s a good choice!

In this case, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” is such a light and fun song. It could lend itself to some really great tap choreography. I can’t wait to see your recommendations!

Tap Dance Music From Class

Posted on January 10th, 2008 in Dance & DJ,International,Jazz,Latin Music,Pop,R & B,Rock by Terrence Taps

My latest session of adult tap classes has just begun so I have decided to feature the tap dance music that we are using in those classes here!

You can click the image to purchase from Amazon.com or use one of these great tap dance music sources!

In the beginner’s class our warm up is set to “It Had To Be You” by Steve Tyrell. The arrangement is very open and the bass walk’s on the downbeat, making it easier to dance on when you are just starting out. This CD also features many other great jazz standards for tap dancing!

In the intermediate class, we are developing a piece around Herb Alpert’s title track, Rise. It’s a very groovy, funky piece of music for tap dancing!

In the Wednesday night intermediate class we spent some time last night working on my Paddle warmup to the song “Come on Closer” on Jem’s “Finally Woken” album. This Cd has lots of good music for tap dancers.

Finally, in my advanced adult class, we are developing a piece of choreography to an arrangement of “La Petite Mambo” on Kenny Burrell’s, ‘Soulero’ album.

For my students, I definitely recommend picking these up for practice! For those who are not students, I still recommend experimenting with these pieces some!

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