I love my new floor! Before purchasing the floor I was using just a piece of plywood, so I couldn't wait to get this floor. I will admit, it took a day or two to get used to - but now I am on it every day!!!! I love the way it sounds (definitely a different sound than the plywood), and it conveniently fits under my couch ;-). And I am so appreciative of the help I received in making the decision to get the unfinished floor. I see a new pair of shoes in my future very soon!!!!!
The Portable Tap Floor has made it possible to rediscover my love of tap! Being able to take virtual classes from home with this board has been such a bright spot throughout COVID. And -- you won't find better customer service anywhere! The Terrence Taps team is really just amazing. So responsive, and they go the extra mile not only to get you a great product but to provide resources to help you get started with your new board. Highly recommend!
Just tapped on it twice ( for about 3 hours each time) Really like the volume and saw a review on line from a very good tapper who gave it very high marks in his review. We just need some information on "caring" for the board. Basically how best to clean it.
Love it!! The sound is amazing... Thank you!!!
The birch sounds so good!! Somehow, the sound doesn't bother my dogs like regular flooring. I love this board and I keep it in my vehicle, just in case I get a chance to tap. ❤ I also really appreciate the lessons!
This is great fun. I am a beginner and could not practice outside of class. Now I can practice at home. Once I get better I will take it to a park overlooking the ocean and practice nights.
I have been enjoying my zoom tap classes using this board. The sound quality is so fabulous that my teacher actually had me send her a link so she could buy one! It’s large and doesn’t fold in half but it can fit under a couch or bed. I just stand it up against a wall. Love this so much! Wish I had bought one years ago!
I absolutely love my new tap board!! Since teaching dance and drama virtually in my home studio due to the pandemic I’ve adapted my teaching skills and made this purchase. I’m a young (so I’d like to think), senior and have taught over 40 years. In fact, one of my newest students purchased this exact board just recently and are waiting to receive it so they can hear the awesome sounds their own feet with taps and this board makes! The only thing I would like is just to be a bit wider so traveling steps are easier to execute instead of always turning around and going back. Would I purchase it again? YES! Thank you so much for the great product and awesome service, I’ll continue letting my students know where to shop if they are in need of a tap board. Happy Tapping, Bonnie firstname.lastname@example.org Minnesota
Item as expected. Thank you!
I love my tap board! When I was ready to order, the owner was very helpful in getting my order quickly processed. My board arrived quickly as well. I like that I can easily pull my board out to practice, and store it away just as easily. The sound is great, and I appreciate the quality of the construction and that it allows some give to protect my joints so I can tap for many years to come. I also appreciate the great tutorials! I highly recommend this company!
I bought this tap board to avoid tapping on the slippery tile floor. So far I absolutely love it. It sounds great and it’s lightweight so it’s easy to put away when not in use (which is everyday!). I got it for myself but my daughter loves it too - both the board side and the padded side. I’m also enjoying the online tap lessons. This is by my favorite purchase in awhile. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to tap at home.
Love this floor! It's so portable and easy to use and I love the sounds, whether I have on my tap shoes or just tennies. This is just what I needed to get back to practicing. The warmups and tips are really great. This floor will help me get back in tap shape. I'm looking forward to getting back to dancing with my tap ladies!! Thanks for this great design.
I love my new tap floor! It is solid, yet not too heavy to carry. It arrived quickly and I'm so happy to have it. Thank you!
I am very happy with my new tap floor. It works quite well for my beginning tap lessons. The sound is great and the surface is perfect for me -- I got the unfinished birch. My only improvement would be if it came in a bit wider size. I find the 2'-6" to be just a bit narrow. I think even 3 more inches for a width of 2'-9" would make a great product just that much better.
Most amazing portable tap board! A brilliant invention by a phenomenal teacher. BEST PURCHASE OF 2021
It's a great tap dance board. It's also been used as a head rest for our golden retriever. Fits nicely right in front of the tv where I can dance to videos. Use it everyday.
Great sound, easy to move around & store, great size for virtual class. Worth the investment.
I didn’t realize that the a “no finish” option meant it wouldn’t be treated at all and would scratch instantly. I assumed the finish option listed in the customization was an additional layer. I wish that had been more clear or warned in the description before I purchased it.
It does the job, but I sure wish I had bought the birch one.
As a somewhat older and retired tap dancer/teacher, I had hung up my shoes - literally. Coming across this 'floor' has been the incentive to take my shoes off the wall and put them back in action. (I even practice in whatever type shoe I have on at the time, too. :) It's been good for my soul to have my sole music again! I highly recommend it to anyone at ANY AGE. Thanks so much..!
Great experience! First off, Terrence helped us select the right tap floor by answering all our questions. Super easy order process and quick delivery. Looks and sounds great, and my kids love it!! Thank you!!!
I am so glad I kept searching for a tap floor and found The Portable Dance Floor. I almost settled on other floor options that are out there. The reviews from experienced dancers was very accurate, excellent floor!! I love to tap on it and I have recommended it to other dancers!
I confess - I am learning Appalachian flatfoot and clogging, not tap. But I was still ruining our wood floors, so this is a Godsend. I LOVE the tap floor! It gives me enough room to practice in my basement (I put it on top of a carpet), it has great sound even without wearing tap shoes. Also, I am able to move it easily, and it is just plain beautiful. Thank you SO much.
New tap student, and this was just what I needed! Great quality, great sound. It is very easy to pick up and slide away when I'm not using it. Getting access to the videos has also been a great jumping off point.
The wood shreds pretty easily, which is rather messy and makes me wonder how long the surface will remain smooth.
It works great. I am not slipping on my slippery floors and I can safely do everything the class does on line. Thank you!
I LOVE this tap floor. I am 62, and started tapping as my new COVID hobby, it is SO much fun. The best part is the membership and learning to Tap with Terrance. He is A-MAZ-ING. OMG like one of the greats, the technique, the style, the passion - he's smooth, and what an excellent teacher. Thank you Terrance Taps!!!!
Perfect for what I needed! I use it on one side to tap, and the other as a mat when I do floor workouts. Fits perfectly under the couch when not in use. Excellent value!
The sound quality is great, and easier to take on-the-go than expected.
I'm a beginner at tap dancing. The tap floor is fine but it seems to be too small. I wish it were a bit larger, maybe 4x6.
I love my new tap floor, but more importantly I love the lessons that come with it! It's been easily a decade since I've taken a class and Terrence reminded me of some basic technique that had gone long forgotten in those 10 years. They also reminded me how much I LOVE dancing! And now I have an opportunity to do it from the comfort of my own home! I highly recommend buying this floor!
This is a GORGEOUS tap floor made by an expert! My son absolutely loves the sound his taps make on the wood and enjoys using the tumbling mat on the other side. I feel very proud to be able to offer my son this top-of-the-line kit to outfit his digital learning journey during Covid.
I have been practicing during the pandemic on a dyi dancefloor. More than once I nearly slipped and crashed. It was also anything but portable, and I was stuck in the basement storage room. Now I am upstairs in my bedroom! It easily slides under my bed when I'm not dancing. The sound is lovely, and my family comments on how they like hearing me and can tell I'm improving. As winter rolls in again in the Midwest, and the pandemic continues, the portable tap floor will be my saving grace.
Love, love, love my new tap board. Perfect size for me to practice. Easy to move. Protects hardwood floor. Nice birch wood, great sound.
Hi Terrance!! I am so enjoying my new tap floor! After many years of wanting to learn to dance (I'm 63) I decided to go for it. My daughter bought me a cutting board at a major retail outlet, so I started using it as my dance floor. Then my husband went online and found your site, designed the floor himself and had it sent to me. He purchased the birch with the shiny finish and gray backing. I am using the free lessons that come with the floor, along with YouTube video's of other styles of dancing: Irish, flat foot, and buck dancing to name a few. I now have fun outlet to not only learn to dance but also a great work out (I get really sweaty in just a few minutes.) Last week I did a lesson at my preschool about learning tap and they loved it and clapped when I was done. Thanks for a fun, educational, and body strengthening product!
I did not anticipate that the staples that adhere the pad cover to the board would be visible, which was a bit of a disappointment. I also expected that the wood would be finished rather than rough and splintered. I plan to finish it myself and to find a way to hide the visible staples, since I gave this as a gift and was let down by the presentation. I'm hopeful that my sister will be pleased with the results after I fix the floor, but wish she were able to use it right away instead of having to wait.
One of the best purchases I've ever made! The board itself is beautiful, and it's provided me with such a fun way to practice tap from the comfort of my home. Thanks for a wonderful product!
My daughter LOVES the her new board! This is her favorite board she has had by far. The sound is absolutely wonderful as well. Thank you for making a quality product.
Granddaughter loved her Christmas gift, The Portable Tap floor.
The board isn't huge, but it's amazing what you can do on it. The resonance is perfect. And it slides conveniently under my couch!
Sounds so nice!!!! I love it so much.
Beautiful wood, quality and sound...so happy with this purchase❤
I am unable to write a review at this time. It is a Christmas gift for my daughter. I know she will love it as my niece has it and she loves it. My daughter saw hers and wanted it. Looking forward to her opening it Christmas morning.
I'm SO happy with my portable tap board! It makes a perfect sound, and it's just the right size to take to and from the private lessons I teach. My mom even said if this had been a possibility when I was younger she definitely would have bought it for me to practice with outside of class. Thank you for making this a possibility, I wouldn't hesitate you recommend to anyone!
Ordering was easy and it came so FAST. I like my new floor. Great for practice.
Love the floor! It’s sturdy and has great sound.
Sounds amazing, you can hear every tap! Absorbs the hops and my legs feel better. Love it!!
Wonderful, easy ordering and shipping experience. Exactly as promised, showed up on time, durable but light enough to be portable. And it really does fit under the couch.
The tap floor is excellent. It enables me to practice tapping at home in any room and on any surface. Until we can get back to our group tapping sessions, I can keep my shuffles as crisp as possible. We are a group of septuagenarians and it's important to keep in shape.
Love my birch tap floor! High quality, excellent sound, plenty of room to tap. It arrived quickly and in perfect shape. I recommend this product.
It’s perfec! It sits solidly on the floor and does not slip. It is light and very portable. The sound is crisp. Dance has been a life long passion of mine but tap is new for me. As an older dancer I appreciate the thick foam that absorbs shock and protects my joints. I was impressed with the prompt and courteous response I received from Terrance when I contacted him with a question. Shipping was prompt and communication excellent. Thank you Terrance for such a great product and service!
I loved tapping on it; however I'm a senior citizen tapper and hadn't tapped for a few months. I kicked it up a notch and blew out my knee. I will heal and be back on my tap floor as soon as my sprain heals. Outside of that I love it.... Love the sound.
This is our third purchase for our busy household of tappers! Great!
It is perfect... I got the birch one and love the sound. Size is great because it is so easy to move around and store. I am really glad I opted for one solid board, and not some of the dance flooring I saw on line that comes in pieces. Overall, I am VERY happy with my purchase!
Loving this floor! It was a gift for my mom’s birthday and we are both getting back into tapping now. Excellent sound quality, not too heavy and great shock absorption. Loving the lessons too. Thank you!!
My daughter loves it. She does tap classes at least 2 times per week and she is intermediate to advanced, she has it for 3 weeks and it holds and sounds great. Great purchase. I can send videos as well so you can hear the sound.
I really love this tap board! It is very portable but still sturdy and easy to tap on. Sound great too!
This is a wonderful birch floor . Fantastic sound . Good size . Lots of fun
Really nice tap surface. I use it all the time! Thank you.
The portable tap board came in the advertised time frame and has worked great! It's comfortable to dance on and has worked amazingly for my online tap class.
The sound is super and it easy to store against the wall. Nice sprung floor. I do teach dance & have had to do a great deal of virtual classes. I just wish it was a little bigger and had a handle.
I love tapping even though I have limited mobility and this floor is perfect and has great sound! I’m so glad I bought the birch floor
It’s a great floor for practice. Stores easily and the videos are great to keep you motivated.
Why didn't I get one of these sooner! And yes, it is lightweight making it so practical. I'm loving it.
Getting out my tap shoes and tapping again has added excitement to my Covid-19 “stay safe at home”. I couldn’t do it with out the tap board.
I wish that it were just a little bigger. It's a little slippery, but it feels like over time it will be less so. However, it is significantly better then tapping on the laminate flooring I have at home.
I love my tap board and really happy to be supporting black owned business. It's a great size, and easy for me to bring in and out when I want to use it. Love that it doubles as a mat.
Frustrated by not being able to dance in the studio during quarantine, I wanted a portable tap board. This one meets all my criteria. The finished birch floor is beautiful and a dream to dance on (a little bit of slipperiness at first, but it's soon broken in). The sound is amazing! The board is a manageable weight and size for one person to move it. The Portable Tap Dance Floor delivers on its promises. Thank you, Terrance.
Wonderful floor! I drag it around to different rooms in the house, for different views! Great fun, love it!
Now that my daughter is taking lessons via Zoom, we needed a tap floor that was easy to store (under our sofa) and move to any room. I was so excited when I found this tap floor; created by someone who actually taps and understands what a performer needs. The birch wood and finish provides a great sound and the size and weight makes it easy to carry. Highly recommend!
I really love this tap floor! I'm new in learning how to tap dance and have wanted to learn since I was very young. I bought the OSB board and unfortunately, where I live, I have to put a cloth covering on the board so it isn't very loud. I've watched many beginner videos and am very anxious to learn. I can't practice as much as I would like. The board is still slippery but Terrence reassured me that in time that will diminish. With new tap shoes and a new board, I can't do some of the practice steps because of how slippery the board is. I enjoy learning how to tap dance and hopefully in time I'll be good at it. The OSB board is well made and not that heavy to transport; however I wish it did have a couple of handles on it.
The only thing I don’t like about this floor is that if I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing I fall off of it but I pay attention to the best of my ability and I love it.
Love this board!
Nice sound quality! Easy to store/use. Great customer service and support.
I love this board! I have the OSB and the sound is great, not muffled. The length gives me enough space to do some bigger moves. It is easy to pick up and slide against the wall when I am done. The surface is not too sticky and not too slippery. I like that my knees feel safer using this board because of the couple inches of padding under the wood. I sweep after, because small fragments flake off of it, but it’s not a big deal at all. It is a little loud, so if your apartment has thin walls that might be something to consider. I researched a bunch of tap mats/boards online, and I’m so happy I chose this one because of the sound, size, and knee protection. And Terrence has tap class videos to boot! Thank you!
Thinking of buying another so I have more space
What do you recommend to keep the board clean? Its got scuff marks and I'd like to see what I can do to maintain the lovely original color and sound. Mr. Clean magic eraser?
I love my portable tap floor. It sounds great, stores away under my futon easily, and has an awesome bottom side that can be used as a mat to stretch on. Mostly I love being able to tap dance in my apartment with this, it brings me much joy.
I used my tap board last night for the first time in a class. The only draw back which is my problem not the board is trying to stay in the middle. I did hit the end of the board where the material is and caught my foot on it for a sec. I have two knee replacements and this board is very kind to my new knees!
Hi Terrence---I'm 73 and had been a widow only a year and a half when the pandemic upended everything--again. Up until then I'd been taking Zumba dance classes three times a week for exercise and companionship. That all went out the window. So, 30+ years after my last adult tap lessons, I dusted off my tap shoes and found your company online. I love your portable floor! I'd been using a decrepit plywood board for my practice and it's been great to finally hear my taps sounding good instead of dull (or non existent.) And the cushioning really makes a difference. I enjoy your tap lessons too. You're a great teacher and I look forward to learning as much as I can. I'm so glad I found you! Thanks!
I absolutely LOVE my board! It is exactly what I needed to be able to maintain tap on my own time. The sound is excellent, and I am able to slide stylistically on the floor without feeling off-balance by any means. I appreciate Terrance for not only delving into this niche of safe, personalized tap floors, but I also am grateful that he stayed on the phone with me to answer every question I had about the boards with respect to durability, sound quality, and more. THANK YOU – I AM HAPPY!
Super amazing! Has great acoustics, low slip
It is a lot bigger than I expected. Very good for practicing and relearning skills that I have forgotten. Good sound and easy on the knees when you are tapping because it has a little give to it. A bit heavier than I expected but not impossible for me to carry by myself. I store it behind my bedroom door and can easily pull it out and set it up in front of my computer so I can watch and learn.
I love my new tap board! It is light enough to carry up or down my stairs and I love, love , love the sound! The 3x4 feet size is great for my shuffles to the side and buffalo steps. So happy with my purchase.
Love love love my new tap floor! SO EXCITED to tap for hours on it AND support a small, private business. It's perfect. THANKS!
It’s great and we love it, but we need another one!! We have two tappers in our house!
This was a gift and the receiver was quite happy with it. Great exercise to exchange while gyms are closed and a lot more fun!
I'm incredibly happy with this tap board. The sound is fantastic, it's relatively lightweight, and it doesn't slip. Customer service has been excellent - all in all, a great experience. Thank you!
I’m a TOTAL NEWBIE, and this portable rap floor is GREAT! Lightweight. High quality. Attractive. LOVE IT!!
Love it! It sounds amazing! Easy to carry. Simple and perfect.
Very high quality and speedy build and delivery. Really happy with my board for tapping wherever I want without wrecking my floors.
I'm a 67 year old intermediate tapper. Weekly tap classes were cancelled due to the pandemic though we have continued via Zoom. It is now too hot to continue in the garage so needed a good tap floor to use in the house under fan and AC. This tap floor works great! Though I wish I had reviewed a little closer before purchase and I would have upgraded to the 'intermediate floor'. The beginner floor is very good but I believe I would have liked the sound more with the upgrade. I am very pleased with this purchase and have recommended the floor to my other tap mates. This was a great purchase and I am really enjoying Terrence's tap videos and workouts as well. All worth the cost!!
It works well for a small space.
I've been taking tap dance lessons for the past 5 years. I began at the spry, young age of 62. The teacher highly recommended a tap dance portable board for practice. I can't believe I waited for 5 years to get a board! This board was well constructed with a beautiful birch and finish. I was concerned that it wouldn't be big enough for the buffalo or the Irish but no worries. The board is the perfect size and weight. Very tap happy with this purchase.
My new purple tap floor sounds great! I can hear every tap, which is improving my technique. It fits nicely under the couch, which helps since I have limited space. I can easily pull it out to dance and put it away when I'm done.
I am 75 years old and have been at home in Florida for 4 months avoiding the Covid. I haven’t been able to go to tap classes and my technique has really gone. With the floor I’ll be able to practice enough that if and when i finally get back to classes I can maybe pick up where i left off. I also use the floor for doing sit-ups and other exercises by turning it over, thanks to your son discovering this possibility. I wish the floor were a bit larger but then it would be too heavy. I will use the size to advantage by making my tapping smaller and closer to the body. Thanks for your innovation. I love tap dance. I have danced my whole life but discovered tap in my fifties. Wish i would have found it earlier. Good luck with your business. Winifred from Florida
I think some extra protection on the corners would be nice because the corners can get banged up during shipping and tear the vinyl. Other than that, I love the floor. It has a great sound and is very comfortable. I am just a beginner, but I can tell it will be used a lot.
Like the size and weight a lot. Still getting used to the feel (and 'drag') of the surface itself.
Great product and arrived quickly! Looks like it will last a long time! I've just started tapping before the shelter in place started and was looking for a dance floor to keep taking lessons online. I got the OSB board, and it is actually pretty loud (at least indoors) in my opinion. It sounds very nice, but I was worried my beginner tapping would disturb the neighbors. Now I throw a thin towel over it while I do drills, and it muffles it perfectly. Can practice for hours that way! The online classes have been really helpful as well.