Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Dancers at Fusion will explore several major variations on tap dance including: rhythm tap, classical tap, Broadway tap, and post-modern tap.
Tap 1/1B: Beginning tap students. Focuses on the fundamentals of tap, sounds, rhythm, strength and proper muscle engagement. Skills include flaps, shuffles, brushes, heels and time steps.
Tap 2/2B: Beginning to Intermediate tap dancers with prior Tap 1 or Tap 2 experience. Tap 2/2B focuses on building upon previously learned skills, speed, clarity of sound, emphasis of sounds, and rhythm tap.
Tap 3: Advancing Intermediate tap dancers with prior Tap II or Tap III experience. Tap III focuses on building upon previously learned skills. Skills include increased rhythm tap speed, wings, separated wings, toe stand wings, pullbacks, and turns.
Tap 4: Advanced tap dancers with prior Tap III or Tap IV experience. Tap IV focuses on building upon previously learned skills with an emphasis on learning fast choreography with varying rhythms.