Adult Dance Brighton run a number of different courses and classes in various dance styles, focusing mainly on Tap and Jazz Dancing. These cover a range of skill levels from Beginners to Advanced and even Semi-Pro course. During every class, learning is the main objective but there is plenty of fun and laughter along the way. Classes are relaxed and friendly and the atmosphere is very conducive to learning. Venues are easy to find and well served by public transport. Early booking recommended.
Beginners Tap | LEVEL 1: THE TAP STEPS
Mondays: 8.00 till 9.00 pm
This is for absolute beginners to tap dance and also those who have had little previous alternative dance training. It is a great place to get to grips with your tap foundation from which your technique will be able to grow.
You feel the next level is getting overwhelming and you want to go back to basics. You are welcome to stay in this level for as long as you like.
We will cover posture, rhythm, foot placement, co-ordination and learn steps such as Taps, Beats, Digs, Springs Shuffles, Paradiddles, Ball Changes and begin short, slow combinations of steps.
Improvers Tap | LEVEL 2: THE PICK-UPS
You are confident with the Level 1 basic steps and are ready to learn more complex combinations which will form the basis of all of our warm up exercises such as Time Steps, Shuffles, Pickups, Waltz steps and Cramp rolls.
You have tapped before and just need to learn the warm up exercises before transitioning to the next level.
These will be taught in slow and repetitive bursts, to enable you to build muscle memory and eventually speed and precision.
The courses run by Adult Dance Brighton are suitable for all ages and will give you a lot more than a spring to your steps. There is a very sociable ambiance and the eclectic range of music adds to the varied nature of the tap lessons.
Intermediate Tap | LEVEL 3: THE SUZIE Q's
Mondays: 7.00pm till 8.00pm
To join the Intermediate class, you know most of the warm up exercises from Level 2 and are ready learn more complex warm up combinations such as Suzie Q’s, corner work and so on, whilst maintaining a fairly steady pace and still reviewing the detail.
You are an experienced tapper who can pick up the warm up exercises “on the hoof” so to speak but needs a little breakdown on each exercise before learning and moving to the next level.
Each week we will review at least one warm up exercise/combo in detail and there will also be dedicated time to learning new steps and routines.
Advanced Tap | LEVEL 4: THE SHIRLEY TEMPLES
Tuesdays: 7.00pm till 8.00pm
You are confident of the exercises in level 3 and are ready to take the next challenge of working them quicker and learning more complicated combinations and a greater level of new work and routines each week.
You have been tapping confidently for a number of years and can pick up the warm up exercises and combinations at an up-beat speed without much step breakdown.
The classes run by Adult Dance Brighton are suitable for all ages and will give you a lot more than a spring to your steps. There is a very sociable ambiance and the eclectic range of music adds to the varied nature of the tap lessons.