The Toe-and-Tap Teacher

Michelle Koutsoubelis tap dances in the shower. She can’t help it; the running water sets her feet on fire. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Miss Michelle, the owner of Cathy’s Dance Studio. Right now, she’s sitting in a swivel chair — don’t worry, she won’t be in it for long — and her 4-inch stilettos run through a routine, flying across the floor before she can stop them. She’ s wearing her everyday shoes, so the tap, tap, tap sounds like the petite prancing of a miniature horse. “I love jazz and ballet, but tap has always …

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