Tap I & II

TAP I

Class Description

Students learn 1 routine.

Ages: 6-8 years

Costs

TAP I: $25/month
Gym: $25/month
Combo Class (TAP I & Gym): $40/month

Estimated costume pricing is $80 for 1 costume including tap shoes. Sneaker/Hip Hop shoes are required for this class.

Performances

Students have the opportunity to perform at one dance showcase, one recital and other optional events as presented.

TAP II

Class Description

Students learn 2 routines.

Ages: 9-12 years

Costs

TAP II: $25/month

Estimated costume pricing is $80 for 1 costume including tap shoes. Sneaker/Hip Hop shoes are required for this class.

Performances

Students have the opportunity to perform at one dance showcase, one recital and other optional events as presented.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TAP I
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TAP II
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adult Tap
8:00 PM
8:45 PM

Monday

Tuesday

No events available!

Instructor

ANDY BUNDERSON

Tap Coach, Junior Competitive & Recreational Coach

Class Terminology

  • *Step—Placing the foot firmly on the floor, taking weight (always executed on the ball of the foot unless otherwise noted).
  • *Stamp—(or “flat step”): Stepping on the flat of the foot, taking full weight.
  • *Stomp—(or “flat tap”): Striking the floor with the flat of the foot not taking weight.
  • *Toe Tap—(or “toe tip”): A strike of the toe in any direction immediately raising the foot from the floor after. Usually, this movement does not take weight.
  • *Ball Change—Alternately weight on the balls of the feet from each foot. This can be done in any direction.
  • *Heel Dig—Striking the heel forward to the floor, on demi-pointe.
  • *Dot, Toe Back (or “toe tap”)—To strike the point of the toe behind the standing foot then immediately raising the foot from the floor.
  • *Flap—A quick brush step to the front. Strike forward to the floor, then step forward and put weight on the working foot. Usually done forward but can be done in other directions as well.
  • *Shuffle—A forward brush then a back in any direction done fast in a 16th note rhythm.
  • *Step-heel and Heel-step—toe to heel motion and heel to toe motion.
  • *Scuff—A heel movement executed in the same manner as a forward brush where the back edge of the heel strikes the floor in a swinging like movement.
  • *Time Step—An upbeat and repeatable combination that marks a tempo. An eight measure movement placed at the beginning of a dance routine. A total of six of them were usually done that were followed by a “break”. There are countless variations of the “time step”.
  • *Click Toes—A balance on the heels while clicking the toes together in the air.
  • *Double Hop Step—More commonly known as an “Irish” or a “shuffle, hop, step.” This movement usually is executed in two different rhythm patterns.
  • *Wings—A movement done on one foot while the other foot is in the air. Then the toe of the supporting foot will be turned inward, and then brush the foot outward in a swishing movement, that is done on the outer edge of the sole (lifting body upward in the air) – then do a back brush step on the descending movement (making 3 sounds).
  • *Pivot—A swivel of the foot whether it be from the ball, heel or flat
  • (This is a basic coverage, more class terminology and skills are added as the class progresses)