JAM CHRISTMAS FOLLIES
Carley Porter Lindsay
“I think a sense of just having fun with it…”
How long have you been tap dancing?
How long have you been performing with Rhythm Nation Tap Company?
Around 4 years? I think?
Who/where have you received most of your tap dance training from?
Colleen West at BYU, and now Wendi with Rhythm Nation!
What is your favorite thing about tap dance?
I think it’s the most accessible, and therefore welcoming, style of dance.
Who is your favorite tap dancer and why?
Ann Miller. I remember I saw her in “On the Town” where she does this incredible, fairly long tap number, and she was just amazing in it. Really inspiring.
What are your favorite hobbies, other than dance?
I love to bake and read!
Do you have a favorite tap dance step? What is it/why?
Closed thirds, also known as “slurps.” I just think they’re really fun to do while walking around. Also, before I even studied tap dance, I would walk like that and I remember my mom telling me to pick my feet up. Little did she know, I was just a tapper all along!
What is your favorite performance you have ever been a part of?
When I was in college at BYU, I had the opportunity to perform in a small group with the beatboxer from the a cappella group, Vocal Point. I and a few other dancers danced on boxes, or “beat boxes” while he beatboxed!
What is your favorite thing about being a member of a tap dance company?
I love being able to learn new things and improve my skills as a dancer, and I get to do it with the best people in the world.
What things influence your tap dance style?
I think a sense of wanting to just have fun with it!
What future goals do you have for yourself?
I would love to learn more about other rhythmic dance styles, like flamenco, and incorporate that knowledge into my tap!