Pre-registration required minimum 2 hours in advance.
Tap dance originated in the United States in the early 19th century from the fusion of percussive dances from different cultures, particularly from African tribal dances and Scottish, Irish and English clog dancing. The influences from these different dance styles evolved to what we know today as tap dancing. Throughout the history of Tap dance, a lot of racism and segregation has occurred. There’s an ongoing fight for equality and just representation in this industry.
For students who have mastered the Absolute Beginner Level 1 and 2 courses or have 1-2 years of Tap dance training. Students will be expected to show a very good understanding of the basic steps and some of their variations. Students will be challenged to learn new vocabulary, as well as use existing foundations as a launching point for more complex choreographies with increasing speed and technical execution.