Book Launch of Tappin' at the Apollo

The Tappin' at the Apollo book launch has received high acclaim as it has been presented to dance educators, public libraries, universities, and students from 4th grade to high school.  It focuses on the lives of tap dancers Salt and Pepper (Edwina "Salt" Evelyn and Jewel "Pepper" Welch), the music and dance of the era,  and the affects of the times on entertainment.

Presented "Tappin' at the Apollo" to the Arts School students--6th grade through high school. It was great seeing students that I taught when I was a dance teacher in the elementary schools. Special thanks to Jackie Conrad-Sacks-dance director and Dar Vejon Jones-dance teacher. December  2016

Presented "Tappin' at the Apollo" to the Arts School students--6th grade through high school. It was great seeing students that I taught when I was a dance teacher in the elementary schools. Special thanks to Jackie Conrad-Sacks-dance director and Dar Vejon Jones-dance teacher. December  2016

Book Launch at University of Holy Cross, New Orleans sponsored by the Marianites of Holy Cross, Librarian Diane Schaubhut and Friends of the Library.. Julie Hendrick, Sister Rochelle Pierrier, Harold and Mary Faith MaGee, and JoAnna Russo.  October 2016

Book Launch at University of Holy Cross, New Orleans sponsored by the Marianites of Holy Cross, Librarian Diane Schaubhut and Friends of the Library.. Julie Hendrick, Sister Rochelle Pierrier, Harold and Mary Faith MaGee, and JoAnna Russo.  October 2016

Book Launch at Tulane University with Barbara Hayley, Alice Pascal Escher, Beverly Trask, Nicole Boyd-Buckles, Gaynell Robinson-Watkins, Elizabeth Stewart-Ackers.  October 2016

Book Launch at Tulane University with Barbara Hayley, Alice Pascal Escher, Beverly Trask, Nicole Boyd-Buckles, Gaynell Robinson-Watkins, Elizabeth Stewart-Ackers.  October 2016

Principal JoAnna Russo welcomes Dr. Cheryl Willis to her school. Willis presented to the 5th-7th grades. The kids were so inspired that when the assembly was completed they spontaneously tap danced out of the gym.  October 2016

Principal JoAnna Russo welcomes Dr. Cheryl Willis to her school. Willis presented to the 5th-7th grades. The kids were so inspired that when the assembly was completed they spontaneously tap danced out of the gym.  October 2016

Presentation at The University of New Orleans March 15, 2017

Presentation at The University of New Orleans March 15, 2017

November 2016, Portland OR

November 2016, Portland OR

Jefferson Parish Library book signing with Rosemary Gennaro, Carol Daigle, Michelle Daigle, Cissy McShane, Terri Shea, Joann and Tony Digeorge.  October 2016

Jefferson Parish Library book signing with Rosemary Gennaro, Carol Daigle, Michelle Daigle, Cissy McShane, Terri Shea, Joann and Tony Digeorge.  October 2016

Book Signing at Jefferson Parish Library with Marty Willis, Marty and Carlo, Tommy and Lauren Willis, Sandra Brehm, Donna O'Neill, Maci Bates, Lori and Angelee Lemoine.  October 2016

Book Signing at Jefferson Parish Library with Marty Willis, Marty and Carlo, Tommy and Lauren Willis, Sandra Brehm, Donna O'Neill, Maci Bates, Lori and Angelee Lemoine.  October 2016

Presented for the Dance Educators of Washington. Deborah Wolf, Anne Green Gilbert, Jackie Sacks and Dance Educators.  September 2016

Presented for the Dance Educators of Washington. Deborah Wolf, Anne Green Gilbert, Jackie Sacks and Dance Educators.  September 2016