This is an Advanced Beginner class. An approach to Tap dance that incorporates four instructional components. First, students learn a series of exercises at the barre to strengthen the arches and heels of the feet. Second, a series of rhythm sequences are done that use syncopation, double and triple timing, hand claps, finger snaps and long breaks. Third, students begin to learn simple choreography based on exercises learned at the barre. Accompanied by music, students are encouraged to use all parts of their bodies and to develop more complex technical skills while tapping. Last, through a series of progressions, students learn to use the entire space of the room. Exercises are combined into short combinations traveling forwards, backwards, and side to side across the floor.
On rainy days you’ll make waves with our bright red umbrella, featuring three silhouettes of soaring dancers.