Tap is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. There are different variations on tap dance. Broadway tap is rooted in English theatrical tradition and often focuses on formations, choreography and generally less complex rhythms and is widely performed in musical theater. While rhythmic tap focuses on musicality, improv, and complex patterns danced both "on the music", and "in the pocket"
DFR offers Ballet/Tap combination classes for our Kinderdance students, as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced level tap classes which focus on ankle control, vocabulary, improv, and technique. Our classes incorporate both Broadway and Rhythmic tap styles. Students literally learn to make music with their feet, while experiencing the joy and freedom inherent to this uniquely American dance style.
Class Attire: Dance wear can be purchased at the Dance Factory Store
Girls - Leotard, black dance shorts or pants, split sole tap shoes - hair neatly pulled back into a ponytail
Boys - black dance pants, t-shirt - black tap shoes