Tap is fun for both children and adults! Providing students with the opportunity to learn a variety of styles and techniques, tap is part of a well-rounded dance experience. This unique style of dance helps students understand and create different rhythms as they practice using their bodies as percussion instruments.
Our tap dance classes are divided by age to ensure your child can enjoy learning at their ideal experience level. Our tap students will begin to learn basic rhythms taught through creative themes and activities before moving on to master more intricate, fast-paced combinations.
Tap is a highly stylized dance form that includes variations known as Broadway, Buck, Hoofing, Rhythm, and Soft Shoe. Most people recognize tap dance from its percussive footwork, movements, and sounds that work together to create rhythmic patterns.
Students ages 5 to 7 will utilize Prop Kits, filled with fun and exciting props to use throughout the season. Each individualized Prop Kit will be marked with the student’s name and used by that student only. The kits are $20 and will be charged to the accounts of applicable families on September 1. Prop Kits will be sent home with each student at the end of the season.
The length of each tap class varies from 45 – 60 minutes based on ability level. If you or your child have prior dance experience, please call our studio at (574) 267-7055 to discuss placement options.