Tap Beginners (16+) Newcastle - Dance City

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Tap Beginners (16+) Newcastle

Learn a variety of tap styles
Adult Class
Newcastle
Dates:
Wed 23 Oct 2019 6:00pm
Wed 30 Oct 2019 6:00pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019 6:00pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019 6:00pm
Wed 20 Nov 2019 6:00pm
Wed 27 Nov 2019 6:00pm
Wed 04 Dec 2019 6:00pm
Wed 11 Dec 2019 6:00pm
Wed 08 Jan 2020 6:00pm
Wed 15 Jan 2020 6:00pm
Class times: Every Wednesday 6-7pm
About
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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 16+ who has little to no experience of tap dancing.

What should I wear?
Loose comfortable clothing and tap shoes if you have them. If not you can hire them from dance city if they have your size. In case there is no availability bring 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 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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