Tap Dance with Thomas Marek
We are very happy to have a top tap dancer, Thomas, on our team. As a professional tap dancer, choreographer and performer, he brings a true Authentic Jazz vibe to the IG HOP. And not only there: Also in the international Lindy Hop scene, Thomas is a well-known and sought-after dancer and trainer of tap and musicality classes. He has taught at some of the key Lindy-Events (e.g. Harlem Festival and Herräng Dance Camp).
As a pioneer of modern tap in Germany and Europe, he has been active since the 1990ies, next to his artistic work also coaching popular swing-dancers and, last but not least, dancing Lindy Hop himself. Therefore, Thomas has a deep insight into the Lindy Hop scene and knows quite well which topics are central for Solo Jazz and Lindy Hop dancers (and which ones they struggle with). The main goal in his teaching, next to help people learn the technique, is to convey the pleasure of improvisation. That is how he helps his students to find their way to a more creative and free expression in their dancing, both in their tap and beyond.