Tap Dance - What Not to Do with Jason Kalish

Experience Level:

Beginner Combination


Master Class Video Series



This session will present ideas on how to actually prevent your students (and yourself) from falling into technical traps that make everything more difficult and cumbersome! This class will help to discover the root of most major problems in tap dance execution. From “Lock Legged Syndrome”, to “Standitis” find the cures you and your students have been desperate for and unlock your feet for tap dance glory!



Jason Kalish

Jason Kalish

Jason Kalish has been teaching the art of American Tap Dance for over 30 years. He is actively pursuing his Las Vegas based tap dance act: “Style and Grace” with tap dance partner Sarah Scollo. His performance credits include: Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox, Brian Newman's "After Dark" (Lady Ga Ga's band) Rock N Rio Las Vegas, Rose Rabbit Lie, Larry King, Chris Botti, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jaimie Fox, Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander, Harry Connick Jr., LeAnn Rimes, The Eagles, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Huey Lewis and the News, Jack Black, Stacy Keach, Theodore Bikel, Saundra Santiago, Gregory Hines, Tony Coppola Rhythm Ensemble, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs, 42 Street, Crazy For You, Evita, The King and I, Camelot, The Fiddler On the Roof, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and Giselle. Jason has been an adjunct Professor of tap dance at Kennesaw State University where he earned his degree in Business. He would like to thank the following hoofers who without their contribution his own career would not have been possible: Donna Kalish, Bryan Berry, Susan Hebach, Dianne Walker, Van Porter, Brenda Buffalino, and the following late great Masters: Buster Brown, Henry LeTang, Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, Prince Spencer, Bunny Briggs (who will forever be an incredible influence and inspirer), and good friend and mentor Jeremy Kiesman (protégé of both Henry LeTang and Buster Brown, and a student of Chuck Green). Jason has proudly been with Hollywood Connection since its inception and is grateful for the opportunity to perpetuate the art of American Tap Dance nationwide.

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