Archive for the ‘Tap Floors’ Category

Online Tap Lesson Features New 2.0 Floor

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

I featured the New Portable Tap Floor 2.0 in the newest tap lesson series at In this one, I teach some fun tap steps inspired by Disclosure’s song “Latch” featuring Sam Smith.

You can see a demonstration of the tap steps with the music here.

To hear the 2.0 floor by itself & without music, watch this brief video I just shared on YouTube:


The Shim Sham on the White Oak Portable Tap Floor

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Listen to the Shim Sham Shimmy on the White Oak Portable Tap Floor. The song is “Fever” by Peggy Lee.

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

The Portable Tap Floor and Pilot Prep

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

I recently received a message on the Portable Tap Floor Facebook Page from one my customers; Mr. John Scachetti who was recently featured in a leading role in the “Who Could Ask For Anything More” pilot. You can enjoy this wonderful video below.

According to John:

“i’ve been using my portable tap floor for 3 years, and it allows me to practice in my nyc apartment building without disturbing my neighbors. here is a link to a project i rehearsed for on the tap floor…”

Take a few moments to enjoy this wonderful clip…you’ll be looking forward to the next episode as much as I am. Good luck John and thanks!!

Our Tap Floors Make Great Gifts – This Proves It!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

gifts for tap dancers

I received this message from a recent customer and thought I would share it just in time for the holiday shopping season:

Hi Terrence,

I recently purchased one of your portable tap floors to give to my daughter for her birthday and she absolutely loves it!

It’s the perfect size for her room and the sound is amazing. You really have a great quality product at a great price.

Thank you!

-Julie, CA

If you’ve got tap dancers in your circle, consider giving the gift of TAP this holiday season.


Online Tap Dancing Classes Feature “White Oak” Tap Floor

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Tap Floors

I recently began recording new tap lesson videos for in my garage. For flooring I am using the Portable Tap Floor with “White Oak” upgrade.

If you would like to hear how much sound and tone this floor produces just visit my tap video blog and watch me demonstrate two of the combinations that I teach within the site.

While you’re there, join the email list to receive more online tap lesson videos!

This is just heartbreaking…

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Aftermath Photo Courtesy of ABC News

Over the last few weeks my heart has ached for the people of Japan who, as you know, have had to endure a tremendously powerful earthquake followed by a deadly Tsunami that claimed thousands upon thousands of lives.

Not to mention, having to face the very real possibility of a radioactive meltdown at some of Japan’s nuclear power plants.

In the face of so much suffering, it is tempting to throw your hands up and give into despair. But instead, I have chosen to do what I can to help, however small my actions may seem in the face of so much pain.

Here is where you and I can work together to help:

If you use coupon code HELPJAPAN when you order a Portable Tap Floor, I’ll donate $10 of your purchase to American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief. The coupon will also take $10 off your order.

If you like you can also choose to donate $19 to Japan relief and receive a $1 discount on your floor with alternative coupon code ALLFORJAPAN.

If you’re not able to purchase a floor right now I encourage you to make a donation, however small, to the charity of your choice in support of the Japanese people.

These coupon codes will expire on April 5th.

Your Friend in Rhythm,

Terrence Taps

PODCAST: New Jersey Tap Dancer Jeff Foote Talks About His Portable Tap Floor

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Portable Tap Floor Blue

Jeff Foote, principal dancer with the New Jersey Tap Ensemble, Actor, and all around cool guy talks about how he is using the Portable Tap Floor to hone his skills and help his students.

If you’re considering buying one, I definitely encourage you to listen to this!

Portable Tap Floor – Holiday Shipping Update!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Creative Commons License photo credit: JuditK

Today, December 15th, is the last day that you can order a “Portable Tap Floor” with free standard shipping and still have it arrive at your home before Christmas Day.

If you’ve been putting off making your purchase, today is the day to make it happen.

Can’t order today? There is another option…

Just place your order before Monday and select the expedited shipping option. For $60 we’ll rush ship your tap floor to you so that it arrives no later than next Thursday, December 23rd.

Alas, if you don’t place your expedited shipping order by midnight on Sunday, December 19th, you will not qualify for pre-Christmas delivery.

Thanks to everyone who purchased, or considered purchasing, a Portable Tap Floor.

Your Friend in Rhythm,

Terrence Taps

PODCAST: The Winner of the DanceAdvantage Giving Thanks Giveaway

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

DanceAdvantage Giving Thanks Giveaway

If you’re considering purchasing a portable tap floor, don’t miss this interview!

Back in November, one lucky person won a free portable tap floor in the “Giving Thanks Giveaway” on Over 150 people entered the giveaway; sharing their thoughts about how they could benefit from having one of our floors.

The winner, Ms. Tammy Deroche, is a tap dancing, physical therapist in Washington State. She plans to use the portable tap floor for safe, in-home practice & in treating her tap dancer clients. To contact her about these services, just email her at Tam [dot] Deroche [at] gmail [dot] com.

This podcast interview lasts about 10 minutes. In it Tammy shares her story and her experience of the portable tap floor.

The Tap Floor as a Home Aerobics Floor That Stops Shin Splints?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Creative Commons License photo credit: olga.palma

Well it looks like there is more than one way to protect a knee when you’re talking about portable tap floors!

Apparently, the shock absorbing qualities of our tap floors are good for more than just tap dancing.
I was recently contacted by a young lady who wondered if she could use our product as a home aerobics floor.

I honestly had never even considered it!

We decided to work together to test it out and today she was kind enough to send me her final review of the floor. Here are her comments (with added emphasis):

I have been doing Tracy Anderson’s 30 Day Method. She recommends that you do her cardio routine on a wooden floor as it involves a lot of dancing and jumping. She stated in her book that one of the typical problems with doing the dance part was shin splints.

I’ve been a runner most of my life and did not get them until I started this routine. I searched the internet and found Terrence Taps dancing boards. I ordered a large one to do her routine on.

What a difference!

It was perfect for doing her dance routine which involves a lot of jumping. No more shin splints! I highly recommend this board to anyone doing any type of dance or cardio.

It made a huge difference for me.

-Cindy E. of Orlando, FL

So apparently the portable tap floor is also a portable wooden aerobics floor!

Check out all of the available options in the Tap Floor store now.