Tap Dance: Improvers
This short course is designed to provide a fun and satisfying way to improve muscle tone, flexibility and co-ordination as well as learning the basics of tap dance technique. The course is an excellent way to keep fit whilst learning the basics of tap dancing.
“The College was offering a great sounding course,
which wasn’t too expensive and was easily accessible
being in the centre of Bedford. I was new to the area
and looking for an evening class to meet new people,
have fun and learn something new. The tap course
Louise Akam - Tap Dance: Improvers
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Students will learn a style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement and audible foot tapping.
Common tap steps include:
- The shuffle
- Shuffle ball change
- Flap heel
- Cramp roll
- Maxie Ford
- Time steps
- The shim sham shimmy
- Waltz Clog
- Shuffle hop step
- Running flaps
- Running shuffles
- The paddle and roll
- Running slaps
Other steps include:
There are no formal exams.
Further study and career options
There are advanced levels of this course, where learners who enjoyed the course can progress and extend their knowledge.
You will need to bring a pair of tap shoes and wear comfortable clothing, e.g. jogging pants and t-shirt.