Tap is the one form of
dance where the student is following the exact beat of the music
and where each student can definitely develop a sense of rhythm
and timing. The quick footwork acquired through tap dancing
enhances balance, coordination and control. Classes will include
correct tap terminology, developing musicality and rhythm through
motion. Tap is an American art form and has many different styles.
The taps are an instrument. Learn to play the instrument so
you can master the art form.
Tap and Jazz are very familiar
dance modes. The music is lively, exciting and done at a faster
Tap works the legs and feet.
It also builds aerobic endurance, requiring tiny jumps and
hops to transfer weight between steps.
Levels 5, 6, 7 and 8
In tap the emphasis is on footwork and
the expression of rhythm through sound. The more advanced the
dancer, the more intricate the rhythmic patterns and the greater
the range of sounds possible. In order to make clear tap sounds
and master required weight shifts, the tap dancer must have
a loose, relaxed stance and train for control and agility of
6-7 year olds
- shuffle hop
- shuffle step
- shuffle jump toe
- shuffle ball change
- stomp hop
- stomp hop step
- how to count to music