30 May 2017
TapTastik closed the show on the second night of the semi-finals, literally with a bang! With a routine that paid tribute to the golden era of Hollywood musicals (perfected over a short period with rehearsals of 6 – 9 hours per week), they shone in every way, including their beaming smiles. Although it marked the end of their journey, no one could be sad because they had every reason to be proud of their performance and the whole experience had been magical.
To all you budding Fred Astaire’s and Ginger Rogers’ out there, there is a new 5 week introductory course starting this week on Thursday 25th September 6:30-7:30pm at the new Bird Studios, Brighton. The studios are located on New England Street, just off Preston Circus, Please email Drew to register your interest.
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.
Please email Rachel, to be added to the mailing list for the next course. Those on the mailing list get first refusal of a space, before the course is advertised on the website.
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.
Please email Rachel for more information on when new courses may be starting and to be added to the mailing list.
Adult Dance Brighton is pleased to announce the new Spring Term timetable for 2014 for Tap & Jazz.
In addition to the existing courses, there are two BRAND NEW Total Beginner Tap Courses, of which the first has already sold out. These are on Thursday Evenings at Rox Dance School. There are spaces still available for the 8-9pm course. A minimum of 10 students are required for this course to go ahead. Please contact us as soon as possible to register your interest or to enquire about this or any of the other courses that have spaces available.