Course Description

Tap

An original American dance form that emphasizes the beat by making sounds with metal taps fastened to the shoes. The focus is on musicality, rhythm, and skill. Tap work is introduced first in our Children's Program in Kindercombo at age 4.5, and then in ourJazz/Tap Combo up to age 7. Students age 8 and up join and progress through the Leveled Technique program, Level III through VII.  Our Tap classes are upbeat, engaging, and will enhance rhythm and musicality through center warm-up, floor progressions,drills, center combinations and choreography. There is a rich history and culture of Tap dance, and students will begin to see through this lens as they progress and age.  A variety of music from the 1920s and onward will be introduced to students along with the study and appreciation of American Tap legends that are part of our educational curriculum.