Tap is a style of dance in which the dancer uses her feet as a percussive instrument, striking the floor with her feet to produce sounds and rhythms. There are two main styles of tap: Broadway tap and rhythmic tap. Broadway tap focuses more on dance technique, whereas rhythmic tap focuses on musicality and complex rhythms. Famous tap dancing screen greats include Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers. Common tap steps include the shuffle, stomp, drop, flap, cramp roll, Maxi Ford, pullback, wings, Suzie Q, paddles, paradiddles, riffs and time steps. You'll come across these steps in our new classes and learn dances of varying tap styles. For those that haven’t tapped before, there will be a Beginners class, and for those who wish to hone their skills, our instructor Ed Addison will also offer an Intermediate class. It’s a great workout and fantastic fun--you might be exhausted by the end of the class, but you’ll be smiling throughout!
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