Easily recognized, Tap Dance is distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. A uniquely American theatrical style of dance, it originally came from blending the diversity of America’s earliest settlers from Ireland, Britain, Europe, and the slaves from Africa. Two techniques, slow dance in leather-soled shoes and the faster style in wooden sole shoes were eventually combined in the 1920’s to the introduction of the metal plates or taps used today.
Classes include: a traditional barre and center floor warm-up focussing on clean footwork, techniques, and basic rhythms. Classes incorporate movements from ballet, jazz, and modern dance.