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Teachers at the Old Town School

Sara Galle



Sara Galle has been dancing for over 30 years, and teaching for 20 – with a focus on tap for all ages and levels. She studied tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and Hawaiian in a studio growing up near Detroit, Michigan. During high school, she also performed as a dance lead in her school’s show choir and musicals, assisting with choreography and performing in various venues, including at Disney World. While studying communications at Michigan State University, Sara was a founding member of the MSU Dance Club, a collaborative student-run dance group. The club grew from a handful of dancers in 2005, to include an annual recital and performances at notable on-campus events by the time she graduated with her Master’s Degree in 2010 – the club continues today with 150+ members. In 2010, Sara moved to Chicago and quickly connected with Reggio (“the Hoofer”) McLaughlin, the award-winning Tap Master who has been honored as a National Treasure by the National Endowment of the Arts. She has learned from, performed with, and assisted him with teaching historical tap choreography. She also is a key performer in the annual Nut Tapper holiday event and National Tap Day show originated by Reggio. Sara feels very fortunate to have learned from Reggio and is honored to assist him with his mission to preserve the history of tap for future generations. She is passionate about teaching tap with a focus on basics and building blocks, helping dancers gain a better understanding of movement mechanics and build confidence – if you can walk, you can tap!

Started at the Old Town School in April of 2016