In the zero level class or initiation to Tap dance or also known as Tap dance you will learn the basic technique of this style of dance, through coordination exercises that will help you coordinate the tapping of Tap with the rhythm of music.
The students perform two shows in the theater.
Tap or tap originates from the fusion of Swedish dances from Ireland, northern England and Scotland, combined with dances practiced by African Americans, such as the juba, between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In 1739, black slaves were prohibited from using percussion instruments, which motivated them to perform percussion with their feet and hands.
The Tap dance was originally danced by slaves, this style of dance was polished in the United States. The dancers, immigrants from various groups, gathered to compete and to demonstrate their best qualities and movements. In this way, while the dances were mixed, a new style of dance was born: the American Tap, improvisation was the main thing in this new style of dance. After its rise, where it will achieve great popularity is due to its presence in various Hollywood musicals.
The Claque or American tap dance is an American dance in which the feet move rhythmically while a musical tap dance is performed, the tap dance was always located within the "show business", rather than in the "serious dance" circuit, but the times have been changing and today there are large companies that do seasons in theaters and their shows are merely dedicated to this dance.
On May 25, International Tap Day is celebrated.
Our students will have a virtual classroom to support our training, where they will find the following subcategories: