Thelma L. Goldberg recently received a Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Lesley University. Her research centers around the experience of the tap dance educator in the private sector dance studio. Thelma founded The Dance Inn, a Lexington, MA suburban private sector dance studio serving more than 400 students weekly, in 1983. She teaches regularly at dance teacher events including the Dancelife Teacher Conference, the American Tap Dance Foundation’s Tap Teacher Training Program, and the Beantown Tap Fest. From 1997 to 2015, she was Executive Director of Dance Inn Productions, a non-profit organization that produced annual International Tap Dance Day events. She received the 2015 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award from the Boston Dance Alliance for “her sustained excellence in teaching and passionate advocacy for the art of tap dancing.” Thelma’s Tap Notes is a series of educational materials which include two
books, a FREE video series on youtube/thelmastapnotes/playlist that includes more than 150 lessons, a Tap into History poster and a new “Teaching Tap History” series.
For more information, contact Thelma at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website thelmastapnotes.com.