Tap dance is a highly rhythmic dance style that originated in America in the late 19th century. Tap gained popularity in the 1920s and continues to be a popular dance style today.
Swing tap, also known as classical tap, is one of the most popular styles of tap dancing. This style emphasises combining upper body movements from 20th century ballet and jazz with percussive, syncopated footwork. Swing tap is often seen in films and Broadway musicals because of its flashy and entertaining style.
Rhythm tap emphasises footwork using heel and toe taps, typically of a fast and rhythmic nature. The dancers create their own unique rhythms and sounds, with a strong emphasis on musicality and improvisation. Both styles provide a fun and exciting way to improve rhythm, coordination and musicality, and are both challenging and rewarding.
Our tap classes follow the ADAPT syllabus, a certified dance syllabus offering yearly examinations in the dance disciplines of Tap and Jazz.
ADAPT is an acronym which stands for “Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers”. It is a certified dance syllabus offering yearly examinations in the dance disciplines of Tap and Jazz. ADAPT represents an elite group of dance teachers who follow the ADAPT Syllabus and enter their students in the yearly examination process.
ADAPT and the ADAPT Syllabus System is taught by over 175 Canadian Dance Studios from coast to coast. It is a dance syllabus which has helped to create a strong, solid technical foundation, along with artistic expression. An up-to-date, current syllabus enhancing the highest standards of jazz and tap dance excellence in the dance teaching industry. ADAPT allows students to better prepare if they wish to join the dance profession. For more information log on to: adaptsyllabus.com