Tap dancing is an energetic dance style where students learn rhythm, style, technique and musicality through percussive footwork. Tap was initially popularized in Hollywood by such great dancers as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Shirley Temple and more recently, by the hugely popular performers Tap Dogs, Stomp and Riverdance!
Tap Dance Classes: What You’ll Learn
At a beginner level, you will learn how to warm-up followed by tap technique and sequences taught in a step-by-step progression. This begins with simple steps to increase flexibility, improve rhythm, and build coordination. Progressing each class to more advanced techniques, and on to high-energy dance combinations.
As students progress, the may choose to take IDTA Dance Exams. The IDTA is an internationally recognized Dance examining organization. Offering dancers the opportunity to progress through a Tap syllabus starting from Primary (age 5+ ) all the way to a professional teaching qualification! The IDTA offers formal exams however, exams are optional & held each summer.
Ballet,Jazz & Musical Theatre are recommended partners for Tap as they benefit tap dancers by strengthening their arms, upper body & Musicality.
Tap Dancing Classes & Levels at Perform Art Studios
- Tiny Tappers Ages 3-5yrs.
- Boys Only Tap Ages 5-12yrs.
- IDTA Tap Syllabus & Exams Ages 5-18yrs.
- Teen & Adult Tap Dance Classes 12yrs.-Adult