Tap Improvers (16+) - Dance City

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Newcastle Sunderland

Tap Improvers (16+)

Adult Class
Newcastle
Dates:
Wed 27 Oct 2021 7:30pm
Wed 03 Nov 2021 7:30pm
Wed 10 Nov 2021 7:30pm
Wed 17 Nov 2021 7:30pm
Wed 24 Nov 2021 7:30pm
Wed 01 Dec 2021 7:30pm
Wed 08 Dec 2021 7:30pm
Wed 15 Dec 2021 7:30pm
Class times: Every Wednesday 7.30pm-8.30pm
About
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. Routines will be taught in 4 week blocks.

Who is it for? For anyone aged 16+ with some tap experience

What should I wear? Loose comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Tap shoes can be borrowed from Dance City if we have your size. Or wear 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? Bottle of water. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Teacher Sue Gow

Sue is an experienced all round dance teacher who has worked for Dance City since 2005. Tap is a passion and she enjoys sharing her ideas and experience and encouraging people to perform. Sue has also put on a range of shows, taught on BTEC in dance and trained people for auditions.

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
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