Tap is a fun, fast and rhythmic art form. Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe.
Tap requires a great deal of coordination and can be a challenging style of dance. Tap dancing can either be done with music following the beats provided, or without musical accompaniment in which no music is provided and dancers create their own "music" through the sounds of their taps.
In group tap dances, the steps are typically kept simpler and easier to control. The group of dancers must work together to create the sound, keeping their steps at the correct speed to match each other. Students will be taught stagecraft through the use of pattern and direction to develop rhythm and a basic understanding of musical knowledge.
Attire: studio leotard (Capezio #CC202), dance shorts and black footless tights or leggings
Shoes: black leather Mary Jane style tap shoes (Bloch SO302)
Hair: off the neck in a secure bun or French braid (NO BANGS PLEASE)
Notes: Additional coloured clothing may be worn over your leotard, but must be removed at instructor’s request. Absolutely NO t-shirts are to be worn when in class. On Ballet days dancers may wear ballet tights to other classes as pink ballet tights MUST be worn to ALL ballet classes!
Attire: black fitted t-shirt or tank top with black shorts
Shoes: black Oxford tap shoes
Hair: combed and tidy