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"Whether you were a prancing, dancing child OR a desperate dancing dreamer ………it’s never too late to pick up those dancing shoes again or learn a new skill. No matter your age, shape, size or sense of humour… we welcome you and look forward to seeing you in class. Your home for Adult Dance Classes in the Brighton area."
Tap dancing is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. Not only is tap a form of cardio exercise that can help you burn calories and improve your cardiovascular health, but it is also a fantastic way to strengthen and tone your legs, glutes, and core muscles. Plus, tap is a high-energy activity that is sure to get your heart rate up and keep you motivated.
One of the great things about tap is that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you are a beginner looking to get your feet wet or an experienced dancer looking to challenge yourself, there is a tap class that is right for you.
In your tap class, you will learn basic tap steps and combinations, and you will work on building your endurance and coordination as you progress. You will also have the opportunity to learn and perform choreographed routines to music, which can be a great way to stay motivated and have fun while you exercise.
Overall, tap dancing is a fantastic way to get fit and have a great time while doing it. So why not give it a try? You might just find that you have a new favourite workout!
New 2023 Bookings:
Classes will run for 8 weeks :
Monday 30th Jan – Friday 31st March
NO CLASSES half term off (Feb 13th-19th)
ALL TERM CLASSES TAKE PLACE IN THE CENTRAL BRIGHTON STUDIO
To proceed with booking a class or being added to the waiting list, please fill out the Booking Form provided.
If you are a new dancer and haven’t danced with us before, please also fill out the New Joiner Form.
We’re excited to have you join our classes and have a great time dancing together.
Owner & TAP/JAZZ
This class is designed for those who are new to tap dancing and those who have had little previous alternative dance training. It’s the perfect place to establish a strong foundation in tap technique. It covers the basic elements of tap such as posture, rhythm, foot placement, coordination, and steps like Taps, Beats, Digs, Springs, Shuffles, Paradiddles, Ball Changes and short, slow combinations of steps.
Alternatively, If you are looking to go back to the basics and feel that the next level is too overwhelming, you are welcome to stay in this level for as long as you like. Here you will be able to focus on your tap foundation and perfect your technique, before progressing to more advanced levels.
This class is for those who have mastered the basic steps in Level 1 and are ready to take on more complex combinations that will form the basis of our warm-up exercises. You will learn combinations such as Time Steps, Shuffles, Pickups, Waltz steps, and Cramp rolls. It will be taught in slow and repetitive bursts to help build muscle memory and increase precision and speed.
Alternatively, if you have some tap dance experience and are looking to learn the warm-up exercises before transitioning to the next level, this class is perfect for you.
Our adult dance classes run by Adult Dance Brighton are suitable for all ages and offer much more than just improving your dance skills. We have a very sociable atmosphere and the eclectic range of music adds to the variety of the tap dance lessons.
To join the Intermediate class, you should already be familiar with most of the warm-up exercises from Level 2 and be ready to learn more complex combinations such as Suzie Q’s and corner work. The class will maintain a steady pace while still reviewing the details of the steps.
Alternatively, if you are an experienced tapper who can pick up the warm-up exercises on the fly, but still needs a little breakdown on each exercise before moving on to the next level, this class is for you. Each week we will review at least one warm-up exercise/combination in detail, and there will also be dedicated time to learning new steps and routines.
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.
Our class with Collette is a unique and exciting opportunity to work on a variety of familiar ballet exercises, learn new skills, and work towards a beautiful dance routine each week. The twist? The music. Instead of the traditional “Plinky Plonk Piano” music, expect a diverse range of beautiful and inspiring music, including power ballads, Prince, and Puccini. This class will be an enjoyable and musically rich experience.
Our jazz and musical theater-based class will feature a new, sassy routine every week, set to a variety of music. The class is open to all levels, and will cover a range of warm-up exercises, including stretches, isolations, arms, corner work, and combinations. Each week, we’ll learn part of a new routine, building towards a diverse repertoire of fabulous dances. Come prepared to work on your technique, learn new choreography, and have fun!
Please note that within the Dance class only water can be consumed and the entire premises is a
“NUT FREE ZONE”
(although we do allow a little crazy !)
Comfortable and breathable clothing works best, with appropriate shoes for the class. If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with Leggings & T-Shirt.
Tap dancers need to keep their lower legs and ankles fairly free and are better off learning on a lower-heeled tap shoe.
Ballet requires ballet shoes or socks.
Above all…come as casual or as fabulous as you like!
Rachel has selected some practical dance clothing that you can purchase via International Dance Supplies. Pre filtered on the site by Rachel, so a lot easier to navigate.
Yes, we have a Male & Female separate changing room, which is a large open space with a shower and WC’s.
If you are transgender or gender non conforming (TGNC) you are very welcome to use the changing room that matches your gender identity, regardless of whether you are making a gender transition or appear gender non-conforming.
For all Studio information, including travel, please refer to the Studio Information Page.
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