Tap

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Tap Schedule

GDSC’s Tap program consists of the following classes:

Performance

Spring

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 Fall/Spring performance classes focus on tap skills via two choreographed pieces for our December Recital and June Recital. For our Adult classes, this may vary–please confirm with your instructor. 

Summer

RECREATIONAL 4-WEEK SERIES

Our Recreational 4-Week Series starts the week of July 15 and ends August 9.

Tap (Ages 5-7): Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Tap (Ages 8-10): Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tap (Ages 11+): Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tap (Adult; Invitation-only for Teens): Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Our Summer performance classes focus on tap skills via technique and combinations. While these classes are listed under “Performance,” they do not perform in a “Summer” recital. Rather, they prepare students interested in joining us for the Fall or Spring.

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Technique

Spring

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.

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.

Summer

TAP TECHNIQUE SERIES

August 13
Studio A
Int./Adv. Tap Technique: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Tap Combination: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Tap Improvisation: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Tap Technique: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Tap Combination: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Tap Improvisation: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

August 15
Studio A
Int./Adv. Tap Technique: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Tap Combination: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Tap Improvisation: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Tap Technique: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Tap Combination: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Tap Improvisation: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Technique series required for Competition Team and Performance Company Tap dancers. 

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.

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Spring

Summer

Our Instructors

Brandi Nichols
Brandi Nichols
Pre-Tap, Tap 1 & 2, Beg. Tap (Adult), Tap Technique; Tap (Ages 5-7), Tap (Ages 8-10), Tap (Ages 11+), Tap (Adult)
Lexi Reeder
Lexi Reeder
Tap Technique

FAQs

What should I wear to Technique?2018-05-28T18:04:47+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

What should I wear to Tap?2018-01-14T02:50:51+00:00

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.

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