Tap Beginners (55+) SD - Dance City

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Newcastle Sunderland

Tap Beginners (55+) SD

Tap for adults of all ages and abilities
Adult Class
Newcastle
Dates:
Tue 03 Nov 2020 12:15pm
Class times: Every Tuesday 12.15-1.15pm
About
Please select 'Print At Home' at the checkout to make sure you receive your e-ticket. You need to show this to the teacher as you enter the studio, either on a device or as a print out.

Targets: rhythm, coordination, cardio, legs.
What is it? Tap originated in the United States through the fusion of several ethnic percussive dances, primarily African tribal dances and Scottish, Irish, and English hornpipes, clog dances and jigs. It then developed in more urban environments as the Five Points District in New York City, and was one of the first types of street dance. It uses taps to beat out rhythms and can be danced either without music. At dance city we teach a variety of tap styles incorporating musical theatre, street, traditional and American style. We cover all the basic steps, learn how to dance in time to music and how to memorise and perform routines. We encourage people who have attended beginner level to move up in to improver level once they feel confident and have mastered the basic steps such as time steps and pick-ups.

Who is it for? For anyone aged 55+ who has little to no experience of tap dancing.

What should I wear? Loose comfortable clothing and tap shoes if you have them, or wear comfortable, clean shoes which will not damage the floor for example trainers. It is recommended that if you want to attend on a regular basis you hire or buy tap shoes. What shall I bring? Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. You might want to bring a friend as sometimes activities are easier to sustain if you do them with someone else.

Teacher Caroline Banks

Please let the ticket office know if you have any additional needs, if you feel comfortable in doing so. If you are pregnant, have an injury or an existing medical condition we would recommend that you seek professional advice before attending a class.

Studio classes must follow social distancing rules, please keep a 2 metre distance where possible. Due to reduced capacity studio class tickets are very limited. This is a hybrid class. Some people will be taking part in the studio with social distancing, while some will be taking part at home via Zoom. There will be a camera and screen in the studio live streaming the class into Zoom participants’ homes.

Masks must be worn around the Dance City building which you may remove once inside the studio. There is a possibility that you will be asked to keep your mask on during class. Go straight to your studio when you arrive, and show your E-ticket to the teacher using your phone or print out from home. The café remains closed for now. Drinking fountains, lockers and showers are currently out of use to reduce risk of contamination. Please bring your own bottles of water, yoga mats, dance shoes and any other items as Dance City cannot supply these.

Do not attend Dance City if you have possible Covid 19 symptoms. Inform us immediately if you have attended and develop Covid 19, so that we can implement Track and Trace. We are taking every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of our staff and building users.
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