GDSC’s Tap program consists of the following classes:
Pre-Tap (Ages 5-7): Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Tap 1 & 2 (Ages 8+): Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Beg. Tap (Adult; Invitation-only for Teens): Tuesday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Our performance classes focus on tap skills via two choreographed pieces for our December Recital and June Recital.
For our Teen/Adult classes, this may vary–please confirm with your instructor.
Beg. Tap Technique: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Int. Tap Technique: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Adv. Tap Technique: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Our tap technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, body awareness and placement under a curriculum that covers speed, articulation, clarity and improvisation.
Please note: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.
Tap (Ages 5-10)
Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); any style of child’s tap shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back
Tap (Ages 11+)
Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); hard-sole tap shoes with tap toe box, Capezio preferred; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back
Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.