MENLO SCHOOL • SINCE 1915

Tap Dance (1S or 2S)

Biography

This is a semester-long course.

All levels are welcome! In this semester-long course, students will learn different elements of tap including technique, movement, musical rhythm, tempo, and phrasing. The course will focus on the historical context required to develop the skills needed to practice and perform this popular dance form. Class structure will include warming up, stretching, and learning choreography, with a focus on developing performance qualities. Students will be introduced to terminology, important historical events, people who contributed to tap, and its lasting impact on pop culture. Tap shoes will be provided to those who need them. Enrolled students will be expected to perform and participate in either the Holiday Assembly or the Dance Concert.