Rich in American history! Tap dancing originated with African-American slaves determined to hold onto their traditional drumming rhythms - by transferring those rhythms to their feet. Later, Irish and British clogging was added to these intricate foot rhythms creating a style called "Buck and Wing", and then with the influence of jazz dance, would later evolve into what we now call "Modern Tap Dance".
Tap dancing or "Clack It", as we call it here at Studio Sharise, is a fun-filled way to develop rhythm, co-ordination, balance, style and musicality! And is necessary to the development and versatility of the Musical Theatre student!
Students will learn to understand, to hear, and produce rhythmic patterns necessary in tap dance. Student improvisation, exploration and choreography are encouraged, and steps and rhythms are combined to create fun and exciting tap routines.
We offer excellence in tap training through the Adapt syllabus and the Al Gilbert technique. The technique that Valerie Rockey from SYTYCD Season 11, Mallory Hagen, Miss America 2013, and some of today's top Tap Choreographers all have in common - and which allows students the holistic approach to training with our hear, say, see and do method of learning.
We offer the highly committed student the opportunity for examinations.
Students age 7 may begin their tap dance training upon approval