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TAP DANCE

Tap dance arose as a fusion of many different ethnic dances, including African tribal dances, and Scottish, Irish, and English clog dances, hornpipes, and jigs. It features percussive beats as the tap shoes strike the floor, and plays with syncopation, innovative rhythms, and improvisation. It has a rich history in movie musicals, Broadway, and television.

Tap Dance Classes

 

Fundamentals of Tap – Ages 7-10

Thursdays. 9/17 -12/10.  6:00PM – 7:00PM

Geared toward first-time or beginning tap dancers, this energetic class explores the foundations of rhythm, tap dance technique, terminology, and history. Through dynamic exercises, activities, and combinations, students learn the basics of musicality and technique, and begin to explore their own artistry through rhythm.

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Beg/Int Tap – Ages 11 – 17

Tuesdays. 9/15 -12/8.  7:00PM – 8:00PM

A dynamic class for beginning or intermediate tap dancers, this class reinforces the foundations of tap dance, while encouraging students to further explore rhythm and technique. Beginning with a fast-paced warm-up, students work through musicality and technique exercises, improvisation or rhythm activities, and a combination throughout class, allowing them to grow in both their technical execution and rhythmic artistic expression.

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Jam: Tap – Ages 17+

Thursdays. 9/17 -12/10.  7:15PM – 8:15PM

Feel the rhythm and move your feet while learning the basics of tap dance in this dynamic class. Start by exploring the foundations of musicality and tap dance technique, and advance to more intricate rhythms and combinations. This class is ideal for all abilities, and will encourage students to bring their body and mind together to move their feet with the beat of the music.

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