Ms. Charla (Tweety) attended The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA. Then continued her
studies at West Chester University graduating with a BSEd. in Early
Childhood Education. While Ms. Tweety was a Tap Dancer with Tap Team Two
and Co. ( under the Direction of Robert F. Burden) she had the opportunity
to work with Young Audiences of: PA, NJ, NY, MD, VA, and CONN., performing
in various schools teaching the history of Tap Dance. Over the years, Ms.
Tweety has had the honor of learning from many great teachers: Joseph Lee,
Nini Brown, LaVaughn Robinson, Germaine Ingram, Robert Burden, Nicole
Hockenberry, Germaine Salsberg, Jimmy Tate and the late "Great" Buster
Brown. Ms. Tweety was the Executive Director of Raw Hoofin' Youth Tap
Ensemble for ten years. Ms. Tweety thanks her mom for introducing her to
the Arts at a young age, to the Great Spirit/The Creator for ALWAYS being by
her side, to my fabulously-wonderful students over the years...I thank you
for your Tap Enthusiasm and dedication to the Arts! AND...to my two
boys-Momma's Little Tap Dancers-many hugs to you both!
"What we have or what we do not have should never dictate the quality
of our lives, or our capacity to simply enjoy."
-a Cherokee feast of days; Joyce Sequichie Hifler