Adult Tap Dancing Classes – How to Tap Dance


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, 6:25 – 7:25p.m. (offered ongoing in 8 week sessions, with a week or two break in between sessions)
Pre-requisite: None
Duration: ongoing, but new choreography is worked on for 8 weeks at a time
Instructor: Julie Berger Cummings

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