While “SoLe Sanctuary” is perhaps the most reflective of Glover’s shows, more and more he is starting to value tap’s role in reaching outward as a mode of communication and education. His educational initiative HooFeRzCLuB School for Tap offers classes with an integrative approach to learning tap, involving not just vocabulary and style but music fundamentals, history, and the intricacies of the creative process. Recently, he also invited a group from an adult day care center into his studio, where he performed for them.
“I am realizing and accepting my role as a tap dancer in this world is not only to tap dance for the sake of performance, but through tap dance be able to share and spread a message and congregate with people I would not necessarily be with had it not been for dance,” he says. “Tap is still the central driving force of my life. I think and talk in dance.”
Karen Campbell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.