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.
Level I (60 minutes) - T. Keller
Dancers begin working on basic tap steps including shuffles, ball-changes, shuffle hops, and right and left exercises. Students will also work on rhythm and counting.
Level II (60 minutes) - T. Keller
In this class, dancers will begin to work at a faster tempo. Dancers will continue to master all elements taught in level I while continuing on to more advanced steps such as cramp rolls, time steps, front and back essence and paddle turns. By the end of level II, dancers will have mastered all of the basic elements of tap.
Level III (60 minutes) - T. Keller
This more advanced level tap works on a variety of different syncopated rhythms, as well as expanding their tap vocabulary. Tap steps are complex and class moves at a faster pace.
Level IV/V (60 minutes) - T. Keller
Dancers will continue to build on a more complex curriculum of rhythms and techniques. This class moves at a swift pace. All students must be evaluated by the instructor before joining this class.