Tap dance at Bapa School in Marietta, GA
Tap dance was developed in the United Statesduring the nineteenth century, and is a very popular style of dance. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard surface. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.
At BAPA Tap classes start with the basics and build solid tap technique in a fun and supportive environment. Exercises, improvisation skills, and simple combinations give a foundation for learning tap repertory in higher levels. All students are required to take ballet at beginner levels to complement and build upon their dance skills. All students are placed in class according to tap level, age and motor skills.
Beginner Tap (Ages 4 & up) Tap is rhythmic footwork done with special shoes designed to amplify sound. More than any other dance form, tap instills an awareness of the music, its timing, rhythm and changes in energy.
Intermediate Tap students have mastered beginning tap skills and are ready to learn tap repertory. Students progress through the levels of tap technique, improvisation skills and classic and contemporary repertory passed down from a rich tap legacy.
Advanced Tap Technique ~ ADC & Musical Theatre Tap Company Classes (entrance to both Companies is by audition only). Classes are taught by experienced teachers with a focus on technique, rudiments, repertory and honing advanced rhythm tap skills.