TAP Dance Classes NYC

It is believed that tap dance began in the 1850’s during American Minstrel Shows where clogging, Irish Step dancing, and other rhythmic dance forms fed off each other to create a soft-shoe tap style. Metal taps on shoes became popular in the 1920’s, when they appeared on the shoes of Broadway chorus-line dancers. Tap continued to evolve in various ways, the most well-known being Broadway tap as danced by Fred Astaire, Gower Champion, and Eleanor Powell; and Rhythm tap, best represented by the dancing of Jimmy Slyde, Charles ‘Honi’ Coles, and Gregory Hines. Both forms of tap are taught at the school and at Steps on Broadway.

Mind/Body Connection:

Tap is excellent cardio exercise and great stimulation for the mind. Transforming a dancer’s feet into a musical instrument, tap shoes allow young children to make noise and express their individual rhythms. Tap dance also helps the mind and body understand rhythm and musicality.These skills help develop the mind both inside and outside the dance studio.

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Did you know?

  • The study of sound is known as acoustics.
  • National Tap Day is May 25.
  • Gregory Hines taught at Steps on Broadway in the 1980’s.
  • Shirley Temple (age 6) broke racial barriers when she tap danced with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (age 57) in the famous ‘stair dance’ in the film, The Little Colonel (1935).

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Nah, already married :)

2006-04-05 08:20:47 by October_NYCBride

I've been here a lot bc I'm always looking to provide advice while procrastinate writing my dissertation! Yes, I'm a loser :)
I dance here in NYC at two places--my gym at Columbia U., where we have classes, and Manhattan Motion, a smaller studio. Mostly hip-hop now, but have recently also done ballet, tap, and jazz/fun. A great time!
Now, should I go back to writing, or shop for shoes online?

Um

2011-03-25 11:42:46 by kjeltring

Ballet and tap - childhood
ballroom - foxtrot - charleston - pre-deb
club dancing - too much time at Limelight, Webster Hall, Club USA, Palladium, Save the Robots & raves
salsa & swing - as both dance crazes hit NYC - supper club & midsummer night swing & various underground places
clogging - after tons of scotch
hiphop dancing - dance classes with choreographers at gym
tango - w/ bf

All year round

2008-11-28 17:22:53 by -

It is VERY hard to become a Rockette. Toughest dance gig in NYC.
They are best know for their Christmas and Easter shows but they perform year round.
They do multiple performances per day.
They have smaller troupe breakouts that travel (USO tours, benefits, tv appearences ets.)
The must know jazz tap and ballet and constantly take classes. (they sing too - or lip sync anyway)
They have height, weight requirements that are non negotiable.
it's a tough gig.

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