Breaking It Down with Diane Schiller

Experience Level:

Intermediate Combination


Master Class Video Series



Get the cleanest and purest sounds from the start by focusing on the tap fundamentals. It's all in your approach, music choices and clear understanding of technique build up and break down. Solidify your confidence in what you're teaching and enable your students to become amazing tappers.



Dianne Schiller

Dianne Schiller

DIANNE SCHILLER (Tap Program Creator and Director) is originally from South Africa. She began her dance training early on in her mother’s studio. She is a distinguished graduate of the International Dance Teachers Association (member of the British Dance Council). In 2017 Dianne was commissioned to create the IDA Tap program consisting of 13 progressive levels. She embraced the project and the result has exceeded expectations on all levels. Teachers and students alike have eagerly engaged in the program with much success. The annual master classes that Dianne teaches at the Dance Teacher Web Conference and Expo are always enthusiastically attended by teachers of all levels from recreational through pre professional. Her teaching style combines rhythm (jazz) tap and broadway tap, with an emphasis on clean technique to achieve optimum articulation and clarity. Dianne moved to the United States in 1976 to pursue a professional career and further her dance education. She is honored to have studied under such tap luminaries as Dianne Walker (Lady Di), Maceo Anderson (one of the 4 step brothers who performed for kings and queens in Europe as well as every night club and theater of importance in the USA), Henry Letang (Tony award winning choreographer), Linda Sohl-Donnell Rhapsody in Taps and Fred Stickler (Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside). Dianne’s vast performance and choreography experience has taken her across the United States and throughout South America. Credits include – Follies Bergere, Bare touch of Vegas, Fire and Ice , the David Copperfield show, Wayne Newton, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, and Tony Orlando. A career highlight was working with the renowned Argentinian Gauchos, whose act incorporated fiery Boleadoras, drums and rapid fire flamenco style footwork

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