Tap dance classes: December 2015

Tap dance classes at Dance Attic in London UK on 2nd and 9th Dec 2015

Tap away the Winter blues this December

Two new dates of TAP DANCE classes (covering for Rachel Chapman) at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London (England, UK).

Classes will be on Wednesday 2nd & 9th December 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners (General)
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6 1LY, United Kingdom


Class plan for Wed 2nd December: Classic tap repertoire

The Shim Sham and BS Chorus are classic but popular routines dating back to the late 20s and early 30s. Sometimes tap dancers are invited to join in with these routines at tap dance jams or festivals around the world so here’s your chance to learn and brush up on the steps.

Intermediate
Expect a dynamic tap warm-up before off we go! We’ll be revising the original 32-bar Shim Sham and the Freeze Chorus before learning the 32-bar classic BS chorus (not to be confused with Eddie Brown’s BS Chorus). There’s a lot to learn in this fast-paced class covering these classic routines that every rhythm tap dancer should be familiar with.

Advanced Beginners/General
A general level class for those returning to tap after a break or just wanting to work at a steady pace.
We’ll start with fun and dynamic combinations to work on tap technique before going on to learn the classic Shim Sham routine.

Absolute Beginners
This is a nice, easy-paced class geared towards building and working on your tap vocabulary. This week we’ll be covering the steps from the classic Shim Sham with the aim of learning the original 32-bar routine and associated Freeze Chorus.


Steps of the original 32-bar Shim Sham (aka Shim Sham Shimmy and Sham):
1) Double Shuffle
2) The Cross Over
3) Tack Annie
4) Falling Off a Log


A brief history of tap dance (and why it’s still a great art form)

This IDEAS.TED.COM article (posted 25 Nov 2015) mentions the significance of standard tap routines such as the Shim Sham and BS Chorus.

IDEAS.TED.COM article


Class plan for Wed 9th December

Coming soon

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