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TAP DANCE LESSONS IN CAPE TOWN

TAP DANCE LESSONS IN CAPE TOWN
How we start

Starting tap dancing is an exhilarating journey into the world of rhythm and movement. As you step into the studio, the atmosphere crackles with anticipation. The instructor, adorned in tap shoes that echo with each step, welcomes you with infectious enthusiasm. The class begins with a gentle warm-up, loosening muscles and preparing feet for the intricate rhythms ahead. From there, beginners are introduced to basic tap steps, starting with simple exercises to familiarize themselves with the sounds and sensations of tap shoes against the floor. With each step, shuffle, and flap, students delve deeper into the art of creating music with their feet, guided by the rhythmic expertise of their instructor. The journey of tap dancing begins with that first exhilarating shuffle, setting the stage for an immersive and rewarding experience in the world of dance.

Length of tuition

Tap dancing classes typically span from 45 minutes to an hour in length. Within this timeframe, students are immersed in the vibrant world of tap dance, exploring a variety of rhythms, steps, and techniques. The duration allows for a balanced mix of warm-up exercises, skill-building drills, and choreography practice. Instructors tailor the content to accommodate students of various skill levels, ensuring that everyone receives personalized attention and guidance. Despite the brevity of each session, the energy and enthusiasm fostered during tap dancing classes create an environment ripe for learning and growth, making every minute a step forward on the rhythmic journey of tap dance mastery.

Tips and what to bring

When preparing for a tap dancing class, there are a few essential items to bring along to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience. Firstly, invest in a pair of sturdy tap shoes that fit comfortably and provide adequate support for your feet. Additionally, wear clothing that allows for unrestricted movement, such as leggings or dance pants paired with a fitted top. Bringing along a water bottle is crucial to stay hydrated throughout the session, especially considering the physical exertion involved in tap dancing. Lastly, consider packing a small towel to wipe away any sweat and a pair of extra socks in case you need them. With these essentials in tow, you’ll be well-equipped to dive into the rhythmic world of tap dancing with confidence and enthusiasm.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Tap dancing offers a multifaceted learning experience that extends far beyond the steps themselves. Firstly, you develop a keen sense of rhythm and timing, learning to syncopate your movements with the beat of the music. This rhythmic proficiency fosters a deep understanding of musicality and enhances your ability to interpret and express yourself through movement. Additionally, tap dancing cultivates physical strength, agility, and coordination, as you work to execute intricate footwork with precision and grace. Moreover, tap dance encourages creativity and self-expression, providing a platform for you to explore your individual style and develop a unique artistic voice. Beyond the dance studio, tap dancing instills discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, as you strive for improvement alongside fellow dancers. Ultimately, tap dancing is a holistic learning experience that nurtures both body and mind, fostering personal growth, artistic development, and a lifelong appreciation for rhythm and movement.

A Bit About Us

A bright private studio equipped with sprung floor and ballet mats, mirrors and bares. Lockers to store your dance bags and shoes. The hours – Classes start at 2pm with the littlies and the studio is open till 9pm depending what classes are running. Adults usually in the evenings. The team – Wendy Mays – Javan Mattei – Courtney Smith. DanceTrax opened doors in Cape Town 20 years ago, moving from Port Elizabeth where the studio ran for 12 years, we then decided to relocated to Cape Town. Starting off with Tap and Modern classes only we have grown to incorporate Irish and Hip Hop classes as well. We keep our dancers very busy in the dancing field, we actively participate in Shows, Eisteddfods, Competitions, Exams and do many charity shows.

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