TAP- ages 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13 & up

***Fast Pace

Tap is one of the most creative dance genres. It is important to train and develop the ears as well as the feet. We train our dancers to count each step, learn vocabulary, as well as identifying each rhythm by listening to each sound. We train our first two levels with a more classic style approach focusing on staying on the balls of the feet. Learning tap vocabulary is a must, as well as the history of tap. Once the basics are established, we transform to a more rhythmic approach known as hoofing. We also work on tap improv, identifying rhythms, and lots of repetition to build strong articulation. 1-2 assistants in each class. Levels are categorized by age for your convenience. Ages 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13 & up. 1 hour class. Performs in the recital. Tap shoes required.Fitted dance attire-all colors welcome

LEGWORKS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

* Slow moving      ** Moderate pace     *** Fast pace

Each class will be measured by a star system of 1-3 stars. This is to provide you with a better understanding of what kind of pace each class moves in. Some children may desire a slow moving class while others prefer a more physical and high energy class.

At Legworks class placement is very important. Each level provides a stepping stone used to build a foundation of necessary fundamentals, crucial in dance training. We place our dancers according to ability first and foremost. We feel strongly about giving children the chance to excel at their own individual pace. However, if you are new to our studio, we will place a child according to age first, and advance them as needed. Typically, each child spends two years in each age level before graduating to the next level. We lengthen the curriculum to advance over a two year span. Legworks has developed a set curriculum based on our 36 years of expertise in dance training and is reviewed and updated every season. Our curriculum is genre and level specific. This step by step process will allow each child to be successful in their abilities to learn dance.

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