Tap Improvers (55+) - Dance City

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Newcastle Sunderland

Tap Improvers (55+)

Challenge your rhythm and musicality
Adult Class
Fri 19 Apr 2024 12:30pm
Fri 26 Apr 2024 12:30pm
Fri 03 May 2024 12:30pm
Fri 10 May 2024 12:30pm
Fri 17 May 2024 12:30pm
Fri 24 May 2024 12:30pm
Fri 31 May 2024 12:30pm
Fri 07 Jun 2024 12:30pm
Fri 14 Jun 2024 12:30pm
Fri 21 Jun 2024 12:30pm
Fri 28 Jun 2024 12:30pm
Fri 05 Jul 2024 12:30pm
Fri 12 Jul 2024 12:30pm
Fri 19 Jul 2024 12:30pm
Class times: Fridays 12.30-1.30pm
PLEASE NOTE: The tap dance routines work on an approximately three weekly rotation and you may join us part way through.

Targets: rhythm, coordination, cardio, legs.

Class description: 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

TAP BEGINNERS TUESDAY (55+) 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 some 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. They can be hired at the front desk for 50p.

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.

About the teacher: Caroline Banks Caroline is a freelance dance teacher in Ballroom and Latin American dance, Tap and FITSTEPS. She loves to teach social Ballroom and encourage everyone to come along and 'have a go' and build on steps, routines and confidence each week with the emphasis on fun and participation. Caroline now features as a regular presenter and choreographer on the official Fitsteps website.

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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