Myshell – Tap Dancing

Myshell Tabu became a master tap dancer and instructor under the tutelage of Alfred Desio and Fayard Nicholas of The Nicholas Brothers. Her tapping toes have taken her all over the world.

Beginning Tap (Class 1)

Tap away your blues and shake your rump with these easy to follow steps by William Grant Still Arts Center’s teaching artist, Myshell Tabu to the music of Willie Bobo.

Balance (Class 2)

Let’s follow up last week’s lesson with more dynamic movements and four riffs. The focus today is BALANCE!!! Dance to Willie Bobo’s “Sham Time.”

Shuffles (Class 3)

Are you ready to dance again? Join Myshell Tabu as she brings you an advancement to her last two classes. Master the shuffle with this addition to last week’s routine. Remember to brush front and back. No heels!

Flaps & Slaps (Class 4)

Take it up a notch with William Grant Still Arts Center’s teaching artist, Myshell Tabu as she teaches “Flaps and Slaps” to Willie Bobo’s “Sham Time”

Review (Class 5)

In this lesson, William Grant Still Arts Center, teaching artist, Myshell Tabu is doing a comprehensive warmup to “Spanish Grease” by Willie Bobo, covering all of the elements you’ve learned thus far. This video will also review the routine and set it to Willie Bobo’s “Sham Time.” Start getting your routine together!

New Routine (Class 6)

Watch and follow William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist, Myshell Tabu. This week we start a new tap routine to “Chispita” by Willie Bobo using all the steps you’ve learned thus far.

“Chispita” – Class 7

This is week two of William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist Myshell Tabu with new routine set to “Chispita” by Willie Bobo. Use all the steps you’ve learned thus far. If you missed last week, please go back to our previous lessons.