Tap Dance Classes

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Learn Tap Dance in Longridge

When you think about Tap Dancers, who comes to mind? Fred Astaire, of course, probably the most famous tap dancer ever, or maybe Gregory Hines or Savion Glover. Tap dance is fast, intricate, fun, flashy and exciting.

There are two main forms of Tap Dance: “Broadway Tap”, which is a combination of ‘rhythm tap’ and ballet or jazz and uses more arm lines – it is heavily performance based – and “Rhythm Tap”, which involves more intricate sequences, which can be built up to impressive speeds!

Children love to make a noise and not get told off about it, and Tap Dance classes let them do that! Tap means you can use up all that excess energy! But learning Tap Dance isn’t just about making a racket: there is a lot more going on.

What Tap Dance Teaches Students

Tap is all about the rhythm! Keeping time, listening to the music, understanding the beat and starting to create ever more intricate counter-rhythms. Tap is maths in disguise.

Learn Tap Dance and you are light on your feet! Tap Dance is aerobics! Tap Dance classes mean learning and memorising complex rhythm patterns, so it gives your brain a good workout too.

And Tap is fun, and it builds confidence. Tap encourages determination, and brings better balance and coordination.

What’s not to like?

 

Our tap dance classes in Longridge follow the syllabus of the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) Tap Dance Faculty; the ISTD, founded in 1904, is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards and maintains the highest standards.