EDWIN HOLLAND, along with his wife Gaile, owned and operated the Edwin Holland School of Dance from 1985 to 2007. Having started dancing at the age of 8, Edwin received the bulk of his training from Judi Nelson and studied with Ronn Daniels, and the legendary Steve Condos. “Mr. Ed”, as he is known to his students, has taught tap at several schools and dance studios in Florida and has also taught as an adjunct professor at Barry University’s Performing Arts Dance Program.
Edwin has been a guest teacher and performer throughout the state of Florida and in 2005 was a featured performer in a Cotton Club Revue that toured in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain. Many of his former students are performing or teaching professionally– including his 2 daughters Courtney and Christine as well as his son Curtis who, in 2013, was one of the 20 finalists on the television show, “So You Think You Can Dance”. Edwin’s style of tap is a combination of highly animated tap moves for the visual aspect of dance as well as the “close-to-the-floor” percussive rhythms to stay true to traditional origins of tap. Edwin describes himself as extremely passionate about tap and its history and is dedicated to passing on the rich tradition of tap to others.