Our tap faculty offers an incredible range of experience and knowledge to our students, interlacing the history of tap dance and tap dance icons with the acquisition of tap fundamentals and steps. Dancers learn rhythm, practice tuning their listening skills, and have a ton of fun. Students are invited to participate in spring recitals.
Pre-Tap, Pre-Tap/Pre-Ballet, & Pre-Tap/Pre-Jazz (4 - 6 year olds) classes offer hybrid introductions to tap and another genre. Each hybrid class includes technique, choreography and free dance time. This is a great option for students who have lots of energy and are interested many styles! Tap shoes are required at all levels.
Primary Tap (6 year olds) is for beginners with no experience.
Tap 1 (7-10 year olds) is for beginners with no experience.
Tap 2 & 3 (8-12 year olds) are for students with one year of recent experience in the same style and build upon the foundations of technique and combinations learned in level 1. Many students will spend more than one year in a level to gain confidence in their fundamentals.
Tap 4, 5, 6, & 7: Conservatory Levels require 2 years of recent experience in the same style and an instructor recommendation. Students will learn progressively more challenging material and advanced techniques.
Students new to BDTS may be placed by age or arrange a placement audition.
This class is geared towards tap beginners and those who haven’t tapped in a while. We will learn tap technique, history, classic and modern choreography, and fun combinations that will keep you dancing all week long. Relaxed workout attire and tap shoes required.