Tap Beginners (55+) - Dance City

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Newcastle Sunderland

Tap Beginners (55+)

Learn a variety of tap styles
Adult Class
Tue 10 Sep 2024 1:00pm
Tue 17 Sep 2024 1:00pm
Tue 24 Sep 2024 1:00pm
Tue 01 Oct 2024 1:00pm
Tue 08 Oct 2024 1:00pm
Tue 15 Oct 2024 1:00pm
Tue 22 Oct 2024 1:00pm
Tue 29 Oct 2024 1:00pm
Tue 05 Nov 2024 1:00pm
Tue 12 Nov 2024 1:00pm
Tue 19 Nov 2024 1:00pm
Tue 26 Nov 2024 1:00pm
Tue 03 Dec 2024 1:00pm
Tue 10 Dec 2024 1:00pm
Class times: Every Tuesday 1-2pm
Please note, our Tap dance routines work on an approximately three weekly rotation and you may join us part way through.

Due to the Popularity of the first class, Dance City are delighted to offer a second class for Tap Beginners 55+

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 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. If not you can hire them from Dance City if we 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: Caroline Banks.

Caroline is a freelance dance teacher in Ballroom and Latin American dance and Tap. She loves to 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.

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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