Cats Paying Dues turns 10!


Four-and-a-half red hot minutes. With two minutes in the back pocket just in case. Those words, spoken by Jimmy Slyde in early 2004 set the path for what would eventually become Cats Paying Dues. The company – founded as a trio with Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young – would debut in July of 2005 at […]

Meet James


This is James. I met James after presenting a talk and performance at the Creative Church Conference in Boise, ID. We were hanging out in the arts studio on the campus when he asked to see me dance. I found a small piece of particle board that suited the purposes of a demonstration and went […]

Lifetime Learners, a thank you.

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing the entirety of my understanding of the art of tap dance with 12 amazing people. From as far away as London and Puerto Rico participants in the Tap Into Freedom Intensive came to study tap dance. What ended up happening was more than anyone could have ever […]