TAP

OVERVIEW

Tap dancing is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap classes at CPAA explore a variety of tap styles and traditions including, rhythm tap (hoofing), soft shoe, jazz tap and Broadway tap. Class begins with warm up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm, followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality, concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and often time improvisation exercises. The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.

ELEMENTS
  • Warm-Up
  • Technique
  • Across the floor
  • Combinations
  • Improvisation
LEVELS
  • Levels I-IV
PRE REC
  • Must master skill sets required in each level prior to moving up
WHAT TO WEAR?
  • TOPS
  • Leotard or fitted top
  • BOTTOMS
  • Bike shorts, leggings or tights
  • SHOES
  • Black leather taps.
  • HAIR
  • Tied back in a bun or ponytail