Thelma Goldberg founded The Dance Inn, a Lexington, MA dance studio serving more than 450 students weekly, in 1983. Her non-competitive school has three dance companies serving youth, teens and adults and provides a pre-professional program that introduces students to all genres of dance. She serves on the faculty of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s Tap Teacher Training Program and the Beantown Tap Fest. Her passionate advocacy for the art of tap dancing resulted in the 2015 Dance Champion Award from the Boston Dance Alliance and in Thelma’s Tap Notes, a series of books, DVDs, and classroom material designed to support tap educators. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Studies with a specialization in tap dance education at Lesley University and continues to teach classes for all ages at her studio.