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Adult Tap – Intermediate

Adult Tap Intermediate Class for those wishing to their expertise and challenge their existing skills. Adult Tap Intermediate dance is an art form that has been around since the seventeenth century but did not emerge as a well-known form of dance until the nineteenth century. In the United States, the dance emerged as an amalgamation of different ethnic dances, such as Irish jigs, African American Juba dance, Scottish step dancing, and English clog dancing. Originally, early tap shoes had pennies or nails attached to them to make the signature tapping sound. Tap dancing became a signature of traveling minstrel shows post-Civil War, and by the twentieth century, was a prominent staple in Vaudeville acts. In the 1930s, tap dancers would gather at the Hoofer’s Club in Harlem, practicing steps and competing in dance competitions. Though tap dance declined in popularity by the 1950s, it influenced a new style of movement known as jazz dance. Today, many dance studios teach tap classes to young dancers. Adult Tap Intermediate dancing has become very popular in recent times with many adults taking up a past hobby again. Tap dance is a form of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theatre and Hollywood Musical Movies. Tap teaches Rhythm and Musicality. Tap Dancers also tend to have a much better sense for accent, dimension, and shading in their other styles of dance. This is because in tap class, you are learning about music, how to make music, and how to listen to music. Is Tap Dancing difficult to learn? Some people take to it like a duck to water, while other people will tell you it’s THE hardest dance form to learn.

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