ADULT ALL-LEVELS TAP DANCING CLASS
Tap Dancing is an original, all-American, art form that combines music and dance traditions from all over the globe! This tap dancing class is recommended for those who have some tap experience, but beginners are welcome to join in the fun!
Tap Dancing classes will focus on technique and musicality and are supplemented by a wide variety of musical genres. Students will be exposed to Broadway style tap dancing and hoofing! Broadway tap dancing focuses on rhythm, syncopation, and style. Broadway tap utilizes jazz movements and emphasizes the use of upper body and arms. Hoofing focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet.
Just like jazz vocalists who add rhythms to music by scatting, these tappers add their voice by “scatting” with their feet. Hoofing tap tends to be a heavier or harder-hitting form of tap than Broadway tap, and sounds are made not only with the bottom of the shoe, but also with the back, sides, and tip. Each tap dancing class includes a warm up, steps across the floor, and a final combination!
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30p.m. (ongoing; next week 1: 9/12; no class 9/19)
Duration: ongoing, but new choreography is worked on for 10 weeks at a time
Instructor: Julie Berger
BEGINNER BALLET FOR LATIN DANCERS
Next Dates: TBD
Instructor: Keila Perez – Vega
In this introductory level ballet class, you will learn the basics of ballet. The curriculum is geared towards adults with no prior knowledge or memory of ballet vocabulary. For adults wishing to begin ballet or resume their study of it following many years away from the studio, this class is perfect for you! Foundational ballet concepts are incorporated into a full ballet class with exercises at the barre, in the center and moving across the floor. The core emphasis of this level will be on understanding proper alignment, posture, rotation, and flexibility. Dancers will also learn ballet vocabulary while learning new movements and positions. This unique class, taught by Keila, will help you improve balance, coordination, and technique for spinning! The class will have a Latin flair for dancers who wish to work on their form and technique for Latin dancing. Women and men are welcome to join!