In the Intermediate level of Claque or tap dance we will continue with the training with more complex steps to acquire speed, musicality and interpretation, which will then be used to execute more demanding choreographies.
The students perform two shows in the theater.
Tap dance 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.
In this way, while the dances were mixed, a new style of dance was born: the American Tap dance, 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.
To access the intermediate or advanced intermediate levels, students have to take an entrance test to determine the appropriate level for the students.
Our students will have a virtual classroom to support our training, where they will find the following subcategories: