January-June 2017 Tap

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Classes include both center and across-the-floor combinations to music and a cappella.  Classes will include some jazz. 

Class Description, Requirements, & Attire Staff & Status
as of
January 20, 2017 0:05 AM

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Intro Tap
Ages 5-9

An introduction to stamps, stomps, shuffles, and more.  Emphasis on counting steps, keeping a beat, and learning rhythm. Classes accommodate those with some tap experience and those with little or no tap experience. This class is progressive in nature and prepares the student for Tap 1.

Female Attire: Knees must be covered by tights or black leggings.  Form-fitting shirt or leotard. 
Male Attire:
  Attire for all males in dance programming is non-restrictive, athletic clothing.
Shoes:
  Males of all ages and levels must wear black Oxfords. Females ages 5-12 must purchase black Mary Janes. Females ages 13 and up are required to wear any style black tap shoes.

TBD

Spring Intro Tap
UMDGC Credits To Use? We'll refund the total back to you.
Dancer's Name, Birthday, Sex
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Tap 1
Ages 7 & up

Greater focus on timing and rhythm to music, and working on tempo changes. Introduced: time steps, military time steps, maxi fords, Shirley Temples, and learning to incorporate arms with footwork.

Requirements: Msut have a minimum of one year of tap experience and instructor permission f4rom the previous level. Minimum age of 7 years old.

Female Attire: Knees must be covered by tights or black leggings.  Form-fitting shirt or leotard. 
Male Attire:
  Attire for all males in dance programming is non-restrictive, athletic clothing.
Shoes:
  Males of all ages and levels must wear black Oxfords. Females ages 5-12 must purchase black Mary Janes. Females ages 13 and up are required to wear any style black tap shoes.

TBD
Spring Tap Levels 1-4
UMDGC Credits To Use? We'll refund the total back to you.
Dancer's Name, Birthday, Sex
Special Request & Needs
Tap 2

Greater focus on technique, increasing speed, and perfecting time-steps and across-the-floor combinations.  Wings, pullbacks, and turns will be taught.  Also, great for adults who tapped when they were younger and would like to pick it up again.

Female Attire: Knees must be covered by tights or black leggings.  Form-fitting shirt or leotard. 
Male Attire:
  Attire for all males in dance programming is non-restrictive, athletic clothing.
Shoes:
   Black oxford tap shoes required.
Tap 3-4

Greater emphasis on intricate footwork and combinations, increasing speed, tempo changes, and perfecting time steps and across-the-floor combinations.  Included: drawbacks, wings, and refining technique.  Both rhythm-style and Broadway-style tap will be taught. 

Female Attire: Knees must be covered by tights or black leggings.  Form-fitting shirt or leotard. 
Male Attire:
  Attire for all males in dance programming is non-restrictive, athletic clothing.
Shoes:
   Black oxford tap shoes required.