Tap is an exciting dance form that makes you the musician along with the dancer. It explores the use of smaller muscles of the feet and body, along with the larger ones. Significance is placed on the articulation of tap sounds while working to perform them “close to the floor” and on the “balls of their feet” along with “style and presentation”. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental rhythms, body alignment, level, accenting, shading, and weight changes of tap dancing. The students will begin their development of the tap vocabulary. Every class includes warm-ups, technique, across-the-floor work, and a dance combination.
- You CAN’T tap without tap shoes, please bring your tap shoes for each class.
- Dancers may not wear jewelry, other than pierced ear studs during training.
- You must be courteous, respectful, and polite to all officials, hosts, teachers, and coaches. It’s important to be on your best behavior. Encourage and compliment other dancers in your class.