How One Woman's Passion Helped A Town Tap Into HappinessBook - 2012
"Billy Elliot meets The Golden Girls in this inspiring true story of a woman who learned that it's never too late to live the life you want. As a young girl, Vicki Riordan found her calling as a tap dancer and at eighteen she opened her own studio. But Vicki soon decided to put her tap shoes into early retirement to focus on marriage and start a family. When her marriage abruptly ended and Vicki was left with no means to support herself and her two young sons, she returned to her passion and began teaching adult tap. The Tap Pups program was born and at the age of sixty-two, Vicki opened what has become the largest adult tap studio in America. Vicki has gone from teaching seventeen adults to 500. Her students range in age from twenty-one to eighty-nine (with an average age of fifty-seven), and thanks to the Tap Pups program many have transformed and reinvented themselves at a point in life when the expectation is that they should be slowing down. Tap has made them confident in their bodies and themselves and has joined the women of Vicki's community into an unbreakable sisterhood. Encore Performance is ripe with themes that readers everywhere can relate to: love, family, friendship, living your dream, keeping hope alive in difficult times, and so much more. Vicki's story celebrates the importance of remembering your true passion, going after it with courage, and proving that it's never too late to live the life you want"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012.
Characteristics: xi, 255 p.  p. of plates :,illus. (color),25 cm.