Loosen up, tap your feet, swing your arms, while enjoying healthy aerobic exercises and simple routines. Learn the technique of tap dancing, along with terminology (names of tap steps). Previous tap experience is recommended for the intermediate and experienced level classes. Tap Happy--it's a fun workout!
I Wayne Ballet
Musical Theatre Dance instructor Barby Hobyak Roche
Barby received degrees in Theatre & Education from Villanova University and an MFA in Dance from the University of Michigan. Favorite theatrical roles over the years include Maria (West Side Story/Vasey Theatre), Cinderella (Into The Woods/Vasey ), Masie (The Boyfriend/Vasey), Eve (The Meat Opera/Phila & NY Fringe Festivals), Cassie (A Chorus Line/Candlelight Dinner Theater), Peggy (42nd Street/Candlelight), Polly (Crazy For You/Candlelight), Give My Regards to Broadway & Hooray for Hollywood (Three Little Bakers). She has performed with a variety of Dance Companies: Opus, Koresh Dance Company, Jazz Dance Theatre, Ann Arbor Dance Works, Artichoke Dance Co, NetCo, and Fiddlekicks. Barby has enjoyed teaching dance (and choreographing musicals) in Villanova University’s Theatre Dept. for the past 24 years.
Tap Beginner instructor Sarah Vogan
Sarah began her training at a young age. Her performance highlights include: ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Sunoco Welcome America 4th of July Parades, Republican National Convention in 2000, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell Inauguration Parade, and in 2003, Sarah made her debut dancing at Carnegie Hall in concert with Janellen Farmer. A dancer with The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, she was recognized in 2019 by Camille Bacon-Smith of Broad Street Review as the "star turn" of The Lady Hoofers' annual spring concert, On Tap. With The Lady Hoofers, Sarah has also been cast in the premier performances of guest choreographers: Dolores Sanchez, Caleb Teicher, Michele Dunleavy, Robyn Watson, Lisa LaTouche, and Michael J. Love.
Tap Experience instructor Gail Oldfield
Gail is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. From touring the country in her early career to becoming a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, she has enjoyed many memorable dance experiences. She was Dance Director at Cabrini College for several years, as well a choreographer for over sixty musical productions across the tri-county area. Recently, she served as Vice President of the Rockette Alumnae Association in New York City.