Day: February 13, 2011

My First Field Trip… as the Chaperone

Two years ago, world-renown tap dancer Savion Glover, came to London.  Having danced with one of his co-stars during my days in the New Jersey Tap Ensemble, I convinced my flat mates to join me at Sadlers Wells and emailed my mom to tell her that I’d be too busy partying with Savion to participate in our weekly Skype chat that evening. “Yeah right,” she replied.  “Dream on.” And dream I did.  Growing up in New Jersey and performing frequently in Glover’s home town of Newark, I was one of the many hopeful adolescents who waited backstage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, practically salivating for the great hoofer’s autograph while I should have been busy rehearsing. As such, it was all I could do to keep from squealing like a teenage girl when, years later, I found myself invited to join the Tap Dance Kid himself for dinner after his show at Sadlers Wells. “You’re never going to believe where I was last night!” I later told my mom.  And why would she?  …