Tap Intermediate (16+) Newcastle - Dance City

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Tap Intermediate (16+) Newcastle

Dance to more complex rhythms and combinations
Adult Class
Wed 18 Sep 2019 7:00pm
Wed 25 Sep 2019 7:00pm
Wed 02 Oct 2019 7:00pm
Wed 09 Oct 2019 7:00pm
Wed 16 Oct 2019 7:00pm
Wed 23 Oct 2019 7:00pm
Wed 30 Oct 2019 7:00pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019 7:00pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019 7:00pm
Wed 20 Nov 2019 7:00pm
Class times: Every Wednesday 7-8pm
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.This class accommodates more mixed abilities than beginner level including those who have moved up and also those who have previous dance experience. It involves more complex rhythms and combinations with different musical styles and tempo and more advanced steps including pick-ups, maxi fords, various time steps, wings and ripples. It is more challenging than beginner level and focuses more on the development of technique.

Who is it for?
Anyone aged 16+ who has moved on from the beginner level class or who have previous tap dance experience.

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 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. If you are an experienced tapper bring your experience, ideas and style as we are always open to input.

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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