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Try the first session of this course, and learn to tap dance by combining basic steps and sequences into short dance routines.

Following the session, if you choose to join the Tap Dance Beginners term course, the price of your taster session will be deducted from the term ticket price (see links to the term courses below). Please ring our Sales and Information Team on 0121 446 3232 for your discount to be processed. 

What will you learn on this course?

This course will introduce you to the basics of tap dancing. You will learn simple tap steps focusing on correct technique. Each class will provide a combination of strong physical dance warm ups, technical learning of steps and combining the skills you have learned into dance routines. The course also focuses on developing musicality and presentation techniques when you are dancing.

This course is an excellent way to improve your general fitness levels and you should notice an increase in stamina and strength in your legs. You will also develop better co-ordination and improved musical awareness and rhythmic skills.

The classes are taught through a combination of group teaching and supporting individual learning. Dance routines will be produced weekly and over longer periods. By the end of the course you will have learned several complete tap dance routines.

mac has an excellent sprung floor dance studio with mirrors and a lovely view of the park.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+. It is open to beginners so you don’t need any previous tap dance experience as full instruction of the basics will be given. A great class for those just starting to tap or anyone who may not have danced for a long time.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities providing you are physically able to dance. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Tap dancing is a high impact physical activity, especially on the legs. You need a good level of physical fitness but the course is also a good way to improve your overall fitness levels. If you have any health conditions you should consult your doctor before joining this class.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring your own tap shoes. You should also bring a water based drink to every session and wear suitable clothing that allows free movement. You should bring a warmer top to put on after the class.

Are there any additional costs?

You must supply your own tap shoes at your expense. These can be easily purchased online or from dance supply shops.

Who teaches this course?

Helen Mason

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