Made famous by legends like the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire, and shows like the Tap Dogs and Happy Feet, tap dancing is timeless dance style that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age.
The Tap Basics course will give you an understanding of the fundamentals of Tap Dance. The course covers the most rudimentary aspects of tap, including posture and alignment, and the most basics of steps such as a shuffle, stamp, flap and so on. This course will give you a good understanding of this style and will prepare you for general beginner level classes.
The course runs for 6-weeks, consisting of one 75-minute class per week, and is $132 for the course.
Each class builds on from the class before it (hence why term enrolment is required) teaching the student the core fundamentals of that style. We do not allow casual attendance in this class as attending class sporadically will not enable students to really understand the basics, and develop the skills needed to progress and enjoy a Beginner or Elementary class.
After completing a Basics course, you should have the skills to give you the confidence to join an Absolute Beginners class, or a standard Beginners/Elementary Class. You can choose to do a BASICS course as many times as you like, until you feel confident enough to progress to another level. We advise that you speak to your teacher regularly to touch base on your progress and see when you will be ready to move up. Please remember that everyone learns differently and at a different pace. It is important not to compare yourself to others, and just be patient with yourself, and trust in the process. We welcome you to experience our adult ballet classes in a welcoming, non-competitive atmosphere.
Leanne Driel has been training in various styles of dance for over 20 years. Her passion for tap has taken her around Australia, studying under Australian and international professionals. Leanne is the founder of the West Australian Tap Dance Orchestra and guest instructor at the Australian Tap Dance Festival in Melbourne.
Leanne Driel has been training in various styles of dance for over 20 years. Her passions of tap and hip hop have taken her around Australia, studying under Australian and international professionals.