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Tap Classes

Tap dancing is characterized by a rhythmic touching of ones feet to the floor to create sound. This sound, often enhanced with metal plates attached to a tap dancers shoes, also makes tap dancers percussive musicians. Emerging through Vaudeville, American tap dancing created numerous stars from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. But even those far from the stardom of Broadway and television caught on to this cultural wave, as tap dancing’s accessibility allowed almost anyone to perform the dance almost anywhere. It’s focus on syncopation, improvisation, balance, and precision, continues to give its students important improvements in their overall dancing ability. These improvements, coupled with its prominence during the original Swing Era, have motivated many swing dancers to incorporate tap into their own dancing.

Beginning
Beg Tap Routines for Adults
Tap dance classes at Atomic Ballroom are a fun way to develop rhythm, musicality, and style! Students will study a variety of tap styles including Broadway and Rhythm tap. "Tap Technique" classes use exercises that focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and balance. Each week, drop in to one of the "Tap Routines" classes for a new dance combo that can apply those tap skills to a stylish routine! In all Atomic Ballroom tap classes, tap shoes are recommended, but not required.
Beginning
Beg Tap Technique for Adults
Tap dance classes at Atomic Ballroom are a fun way to develop rhythm, musicality, and style! Students will study a variety of tap styles including Broadway and Rhythm tap. "Tap Technique" classes use exercises that focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and balance. Each week, drop in to one of the "Tap Routines" classes for a new dance combo that can apply those tap skills to a stylish routine! In all Atomic Ballroom tap classes, tap shoes are recommended, but not required.
Beginning
Beginning Tap Dancing
Every swing dancer should also be a tap dancer. Tap shoes are encouraged but optional. 1st timers are welcome. We will start at the bottom and teach shuffles, flaps, and awesome weight changes. This will be the beginning of ATOMIC's new tap program.
Beginning
Tap I

Did you ever want to learn the fundamentals of Tap? Here's your chance. Learn everything from a shuffle to your basic time steps. Tap shoes are not required. 

Beg Int
BegInt Soft Shoe Tap Series
Intermediate
Intermediate Tap
So you know how to do Shuffles, Slaps, Flaps, some Time Steps and the basic Shim-Sham, but now, you are wondering what comes next. This class will teach you more complex versions of your basics, along with more complex versions of Riff's, Time Steps, Cramp Rolls, and other fun new steps.
All Levels
Shim Sham Shimmy (with Tap)
Dust off your tap shoes or wear leather bottomed shoes and learn the Shim Sham Shimmy. In addition to learning the 'swing' shim sham we will be including the original tap steps. 1st time tap dancers encouraged. It's fun and easy!
All Levels
The Big Apple Tap Series


 
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