Lori Straus has an attendance certificate from her dance studio that proves she started dance when she was two. Over the next twenty years, she studied, competed in, and taught tap, jazz, and ballet. In 1996, she'd successfully auditioned for the first Canadian National Tap Team and competed at the World Tap Championships in Germany. Lori tapped with them again in 1997, and then interpreted for them in 1998. (She speaks German.) Now she's a dance mom to two young boys, takes dance or singing classes as time allows, and loves writing about dance. You can learn more about her at loristrausdancewriter.com.