Tap

We teach the following Tap classes:

Primary Tap/Grade 1 Tap – Learning the basic sounds, beats and rhythms of tap dancing.  Dancing the “Warm-up Song”, Paradiddles, the Freeze and many more fun steps.  For Grade 1 Students, adding additional beats and sounds. Learning more varying rhythm and faster tempos.
Pupils aged 5-8  years
Wednesdays 4pm – 4:30pm At Panshanger Community Hall.

Grade 2 Tap – More intricate rhythms introduced and further development of beats and sounds.  Fun and fast!! 
Pupils aged 8 – 10 years.
Wednesdays 4:30pm – 5pm At Panshanger Community Hall. 

Grade 3 Tap  –  Further development of beats and sounds and rhythm. Two contrasting amalgamations, one of which is performed with drum sticks!!  Great fun!!  Pupils have just taken their Grade 2 Tap exam
Pupils aged 10 – 12 years.
Mondays  5:15pm – 6pm At Panshanger Community Hall. 

Grade 4 Tap  – More emphasis required in style, and more awareness of syncopated rhythms showing musical appreciation.  Sense of performance and dance quality required throughout, showing students enthusiasm and joy for dancing.
Pupils aged 13 – 14 years
Wednesdays  6:30pm – 7:15pm At Panshanger Community Hall.

Grade 5 Tap – Further development of technical exercises with challenging rhythms.  Introduction of wings and pick-up time-steps, building up to a more advanced standard. Style and personality required throughout, with four very different amalgamations to master!!
Students aged 14 – 16 years
Tuesdays  5:45pm – 6:30pm at Hazel Grove Community Centre

Intermediate Tap –  First of the Vocational exams for Tap.  The main difference from the Grades is the style and the line.  Good tonal quality of sounds required throughout the syllabus.  Two contrasting styles with the two amalgamations, requiring clarity of beats, light and shade, style and personality.
Students aged 16-17 years.
Mondays 6pm – 6:45pm at  Panshanger Community Hall

Adult Tap – Two classes run per week 

For more information, please contact us

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