Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Black Tap Shoes (“Bootie” style)
Tap Shoe Requirements: Only plain leather Tap shoes made from pure Aluminum or Steel may be worn in our dance school. This policy will be strictly enforced for all dancers. Tap shoes made by Leo’s or Capezio Tele Tone is the required brand due to the quality and flexibility to help promote better foot health. If a student currently owns properly fitting black tap shoes that lace-up, they may use it. Once they grow out of their existing shoes, they must purchase the required brand and style listed above. Please make sure not to purchase patent leather. Material must be plain leather.
Note: Dance shoes and our professional dance floor can get damaged if dance shoes are worn outside.
Black Leotards and Pink (transition/regular) Tights | Black Dance Shorts are acceptable.
Note: Students may wear black skirts, black shorts and black jazz pants during appropriate class time.
Monday – Pulled back in a ponytail or bun off shoulders and face | Tuesday – Pulled back in a bun only.
Note: Girls with hair too short to be tied back should have their hair pinned back out of their faces.
Medical ID’s and newly pierced ears are permitted.
No other jewelry is allowed due to safety reasons.
The Dance Station:
Dance Experience: Varies
Class Time: 45 Minutes to 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Dance Type: Tap