I love sharing tap as an artform and great exercise. Students enjoy music, props, exercise, and friendships. Dancers move as chorus and soloists using our mind, body, and soles (souls). Tap is my Specialty!


University of Maryland College Park, Dance Education K-12, University of Colorado specialty training dance education for children, NYC Walden School Dance Education. 12 years NYC modern dance, jazz, ballet, tap, studied performed, and taught classes. Mentored by Henry LeTang, Brenda Bufalino, and Charles Cookie Cook.  20 years Professor University of Maryland, College Park. 30 years Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 28 years Slaters Dance Studio in Edgewater and Deale, Maryland. McCarthy and Slater-dance team, NYC, cruiseships, cabaret, Las Vegas, Catskills. Bubbling Brown Sugar- Judy Cantrell, CrossRoads Theatre, Regional, Carribean Tour. I am proud of my students that have continued with dance in Stomp, Tap Dogs, Bring In The Noise Bring In the Funk, RiverDance.


I love teaching and sharing the art of dance with children and adults. Dance uses your body as a means of expression. It is a nonverbal form of communication.

Mary Slater

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Mary Slater

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