Through the study of tap dancers learn to use their feet as a rhythm instrument. The footwork helps to develop agility, musicality (including syncopation), and improv.
Saturday – 9:30-10:30 AM – INT/ADV – Stephan Fons
This class is geared towards students who have strong technique, and an understanding of tap musicality. This class further explores interpretation, and improvisation. Students will develop personal style and expression as they continue to grow as tap artists.
Saturday – 10:30-11:30 AM – Pre K 4 and PB I – Stephan Fons
Dancers will learn basic tap skills and terminology. Fundamentals such as balance and general alignment are introduced at this level.
Saturday – 11:30 AM-12:30 PM – PB II, ELM I – Stephan Fons
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
Saturday – 12:30-1:30 PM – ELM II, III, IV – Stephan Fons
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.