XpressIt Dance Center – Tap
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe. There are different brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound.
- What is Tap Attire? Dancers must come prepared for class in studio leotard, tights and tap shoes (Tan shoes for all micro, mini and primary dancers and black shoes for all juniors, teens and adults) or studio sports bra and shorts. All dancers must have their hair secured and away from their face. [boy shorts & jazz pants are optional] Studio leotards and tap shoes may be purchased from the front office or in the online store.
- Jewelry should never be worn to class and teacher may ask students to remove jewelry while taking class. Small earrings are acceptable. The studio will not be responsible if jewelry is lost while taking class.