Tap Beginners (55+) Newcastle - Dance City

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Tap Beginners (55+) Newcastle

Learn a variety of tap styles
Adult Class
Newcastle
Dates:
Tue 26 Mar 2019 12:00pm
Tue 02 Apr 2019 12:00pm
Tue 23 Apr 2019 12:00pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019 12:00pm
Tue 07 May 2019 12:00pm
Tue 14 May 2019 12:00pm
Tue 21 May 2019 12:00pm
Tue 28 May 2019 12:00pm
Tue 04 Jun 2019 12:00pm
Tue 11 Jun 2019 12:00pm
Class times: Every Tuesday 12pm-1pm
About
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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 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 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 Sarah Thomas
Sarah graduated from university with a foundation degree in musical theatre, a BA Hons degree in dance and a PGCE. She has been teaching professionally across the region for over 12 years and also lectures at Gateshead College.

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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