Welcome to TAP-In! Brussels!

Katy Roman's official tap dance project

 
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I have been tap dancing ever since I was a kid.

Dancing and music have always been very important in my life, and usually they had priority over everything else.

My first encounter with tap was in a musical studio as small child, and it immediately grasped me, took me to the dance academy and has been part of me ever since. 

Thanks to my love for dance and the long hours, weeks, years of practice, I participated in numerous competitions and shows all over the world. Diligence and determination brought me medals on Hungarian and world championships, ovation on the stage of the Opera and the Circus, applause on a cruise ship and invitations to perform abroad.

I've come across a number of tap dance styles and approaches to teaching tap dance in Hungarian and foreign dance schools and workshops.  The tap masters, who had the greatest influence on me include Andrew Nemr, Sam Weber, Michelle Dorrance, Sarah Reich and Roxane Butterfly. Having been a tap student for over two decades on the one hand, and having had excessive stage experience on the other, I always seek to make my classes interesting and challenging both musically and dance-wise.

Currently I am teaching tap in Brussels for beginner, intermediate and advanced intermediate students and actively participate in a tap dance show, in Hungary, called "Tap Evolution".

 

My professional timeline

 
 
 

Tap dance championships

World Championship
1st place in small group category (1999)
2nd place in duo category (1999)
3rd place in duo category (1998)
5th place in duo category (2000)
6th place in solo caregory (1998)

Hungarian Championship
1st place (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006)

 

Education – Training

2017 - Tap into freedom - intensive course with Andrew Nemr - New York, USA

2010 - 2011 Hungarian Dance Academy MA in dance pedagogy

2005 – 2009 Hungarian Dance Academy BA in dance pedagogy

2005 - present  tap dance with Árpád Pirovits

1994 - 2004 classical ballet with Endre Jeszenszky ballet master

1990 - 2004 tap dance with László Bóbis

1995 - 2000 Musical studio – classical, jazz, tap, performing

Professional experience (musical/theatre)

2016 - present Tap Evolution - 4 member formation tap dance show, Hungary

2018 Tap dancer, Ritorni, Teatro Vascello, Rome, Italy

2007 – 2016 Soloist tap dance, folk dance HuNKuN DaNCe, Budapest, Hungary

2014 Tap dancer/Artist, IV Convegno Internazionale ‘Medicina e Arti della Performance’, Agrigento, Italy

2014 Artist, Radici, Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome, Italy

2011 – 2012 Production dancer, Costa Crociere cruise ship

2010 Dancer, Hair musical, Open Air Theater, Szeged, Hungary

2009 – 2010 Dancer, Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

2008 - 2009 Show dancer, Hungarian State Circus, Budapest

2004 – 2010 Tap dancer, musical dancer, Hungarian Cotton Club, Budapest

1995 – 2016 Jazz, tap and hip-hop dancer in various TV shows, galas