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Tap

Required Attire: Black tap shoes, athletic shorts, t-shirt or tank top, and hair pulled back off of face.

Age Range: 6 - Adult

Level Criteria

Tap 6-8

Toe drops, heel drops, toe back, brush, shuffle, slap, ball change, dig, cramp roll, hop, jump, grapevine, chug, running and walking flaps, stomp, stamp, paddle turn, irish, buffalo, maxi-ford, trenches, basic tap turns.  Introduction to sing time steps and traveling combinations.

 

Tap 8-10

Toe drops, heel drops, toe back, brush, shuffle, slap, ball change, dig, cramp roll, hop, jump, grapevine, chug, running and walking flaps, stomp, stamp, paddle turn, irish, buffalo, maxi-ford, trenches, basic tap turns.  Introduction to sing time steps and traveling combinations.

 

 

Tap I

Toe drops, heel drops, toe back, brush, shuffle, slap, ball change, dig, cramp roll, hop, jump, grapevine, chug, running and walking flaps, stomp, stamp, paddle turn, irish, buffalo, maxi-ford, trenches, basic tap turns.  Introduction to sing time steps and traveling combinations.

 

Tap II

All of the LEVEL I skills in more complex rhythms as well as nerve taps, flap cramp roll, scuff, back flap, bombershay, riff walks, essence, waltz cog, cincinatti, drawback, toe and heel clicks, crossing shuffles, double and triple time steps, traveling and turning combinations.  Introductions are made to pullbacks, graboffs and wings.

 

Tap III

All of the Level I and II criteria are mastered with faster tempos and rhythmic patterns.  Triple, quadruple and syncopated sounds are added to basic steps.  Other dance elements are added into combinations.  Scuffle, complex riff walks, riffle, toe stands, shuffle cramp roll, pullbacks, graboffs, single and double wings, swap wings, pendulum wings, wings with a tour, over the top wings and wing and toe, belles, advanced time steps, traveling and turning combinations, and hoofing.

 

Tap IV

All of Level I, II, & III criteria, progress with I, II, & III technique with more precision and at a faster tempo.

 

Tap V

All of Level I, II, and III skills are mastered with extreme precision at a faster tempo within very complex patterns.



Schedule for Tap

Time Class Location Instructor Time Age Groups Skill Level
4:30pm - 5:30pm Tap Dallas Studio, Room 5 Tuesday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm COMPANY - Years CLOSED
4:30pm - 5:30pm Tap Dallas Studio, Room 2 Tuesday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm 6 - 8 Years Beginner
4:30pm - 5:30pm Tap Dallas Studio, Room 2 Wednesday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm 8 - Adult Beginner
6:30pm - 7:30pm Tap Dallas Studio, Room 2 Wednesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 8 - Adult Advanced
5:30pm - 6:30pm Tap Dallas Studio, Room 2 Wednesday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm 8 - Adult Intermediate
4:30pm - 5:30pm Tap Dallas Studio, Room 6 Thursday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm 6 - 10 Years Beginner
4:30pm - 5:30pm Tap Frisco Studio, Room 4 Monday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm 10 - Adult Beginner
5:30pm - 6:30pm Tap Frisco Studio, Room 4 Monday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm 6 - 10 Years Beginner
4:30pm - 5:30pm Tap Frisco Studio, Room 3 Tuesday, 4:30pm - 5:30pm COMPANY - Years CLOSED

Announcements

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- The Hyer Elementary School Bazaar

Saturday, November 8th. Performance Time: 1:30-2:00pm

- SMU Homecoming Parade: Saturday, November

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