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Tap

Tap is a style of dance characterized by the sound of the metal tap striking the floor.  Tap utilizes rhythm, syncopation, and sound in addition to movement.  An emphasis is placed on musicality, expression, and improvisation.  Tap is offered in four levels; class placement is determined by skill level and students often repeat levels until they have achieved mastery.  Combined levels (ex. Tap 1/2) indicate that students approved for Tap at either level (Tap 1 or Tap 2) are able to register for this class.

Tap 1

Dancers will learn basic tap skills and terminology. Fundamentals such as balance and general alignment are also introduced at this level. (No prerequisite. Ages 6 and older may register. Typical age range is 6-8 years.)

Tap 2

Dancers are taught to add sounds to the basic tap steps. Musicality is stressed while teaching the student to count their sounds between the beats to create more complex rhythms. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 8-10 years.)

Tap 3

More intricate variations are added at this level. As the complexity of the steps increases, it is necessary for the student to focus on body alignment to maintain balance and build strength. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 10-12 years.)

Tap 4

Dancers strive for clean sounds while executing difficult combinations. Higher speed steps, more complex rhythms, and tricks are taught to challenge our students at this level. Dancers are taught to perform, not to just execute their steps. (Class placement determined by skill level. Typical age range is 13-18 years.)

Standard 60 mins
Prerequisite

Dancer has mastered the preceding TDC tap level or has permission from the instructor. There is no prerequisite for Tap 1. Students must be age 6 or older. 

Age

Multiple Levels - See Class Description

Attire

Any Dance Corner or WWPDC dancewear top, black t-shirt, black long sleeve top, black camisole, or black leotard is acceptable. Any sort of Dance Corner dancewear bottom, black shorts, or black jazz pants/leggings is acceptable.

Hair

Hair must be tied back off of the face.

Shoes

Tap 1 and Tap 1/2 - Tan Buckle tap shoe with low heel. Tap 2-4 - Black lace up full sole tap shoes (Capezio cg19 or So Danca Protap). The So Danca brand is very expensive and probably should not be bought until the dancer’s foot has stopped growing. SoDanca shoes should not be purchased without instructor approval.

Schedule of Tap Classes

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"Everyone at TDC is so welcoming and it feels like a safe place for me. I have made so many friends and I know that everyone at TDC is always there for me when I need it."
Regan
TDC Dancer since age 6
Elite Team Dancer since age 9
WWPDC Member
The Dance Corner The Elite Team West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company