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What is tap dancing?

Tap dance classes are fun. Tap dance is both a dance that involves making a rhythmic sound with the dancers shoes. With tap, you are the music. Like many forms of dance, tap involves the training of not just your body but your musical ear. A rhythmic tapping sound is created from metal plates attached to both the ball and heel of a dancer’s shoe.

Tap dancing is a fun way to keep fit whilst having fun and learn something new. Tap dancing classes are offered by dance schools, and dance academies.

Enrol in a tap dance class today you could be the next Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers. Finding tap dance classes is made easier with the Dance Near You class finder.

Why should you attend a tap class?

Tap dancing is probably one of the most underrated forms of dance today. Today tap dancers have the ability to create their own rhythmic sound with or without music. It is a great way to, keep fit and be creative. Unlike ballet which is a precise and delicate art form involving mental strength and commitment to absolute precision, tap is rhythmic, free form, and creative.

Tap lessons are ideal for children and adults, all ages, boys and girls, men and women, all will benefit from the rhythmic forms, and physicality combined with music.

Who know your son could be the next Michael Flatley “The lord of Dance” Guinness record breaker with 35 taps per second! Producer of the hugely successful Riverdance seen by over 25 million people worldwide.

How long does it take to become a good tap dancer?

Dance teachers agree that to become proficient it will take anything between 6 months and 2 years. That requires commitment, and a good enthusiastic dance teacher. You can find qualified tap dance teachers on the Dance NearYou websites.

Most tap dance classes in the UK allow children from age 3 or above to start lessons, with some even starting at age 2, and others only taking on children from age 4 or above. Tap dancing is a fantastic way to get your little one involved in a fun, energetic activity at an early age.

Tap dancing is not just for the young, dance schools, and academy’s run tap dance classes for over mums and 60s. These are classes are a fun way to keep fit and active.

Who are the most inspiring tap dancers?

The heady days of the 1930s and 40s, are long gone, a time when tap became main stream in Hollywood with the Nicholas brothers and later Fred Astaire incorporating tap dance sequences in their dance routines in Hollywood movies, displaying unique physical virtuosity and rhythm.

The Nicholas brothers combined tap, with acrobatic routines, stretching, body floating, splits long before Michael Jackson. Their most astonishing screen performance, the finale to the 1943 film Stormy Weather, was adjudged by Astaire to be the “greatest dance and music” sequence in the history of cinema.

More recently Michael Flatley rose to fame with his performance in the 1994 Eurovision song contest. Going onto promote Riverdance worldwide. Showcasing musicality, athleticism, and choreography around the world.

Find the best Tap dancing lessons near me

On this website you can search for a Tap Dance Class for beginners, intermediate, and advanced. So there’s bound to be a class for you. Simply choose tap dancing and type in your postcode and find a class to get you started. Just book online use the postcode search to find the nearest tap dance school near me.

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