BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED
Tap focuses on rhythms and patterns in footwork through proper technique, as well as personal style and producing clear sounds. Classes include a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. These classes are for dancers who like rhythm, precision footwork, and creative styling. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Students will explore different rhythms and timing as well as basic steps such as shuffles, shuffle combinations, flaps, toe heel, ball changes, paddle steps and more.
More fast paced combinations are introduced, students will learn more intricate rhythmical steps as well as patterns, building their feet and making them stronger. They will learn the down beat and the upbeat, and learn the difference between swing beat and straight beat.
Focus on Rhythm tap and musicality becomes even more critical. Draw backs, time steps, Cincinnati’s, maxi fords, double & triple paradiddles, rhythm turns syncopated pull backs and single pull backs are steps these students will achieve.
As students progress into the highest levels, syncopated steps become crucial in combinations. Weight shift, balance and endurance are key elements for the advanced tapper. Students will also begin an exploration of improvisation and begin to develop their own style of movement.