TAP

Learning to tap dance helps you incorporate different rhythms and steps into your swing dancing.

 

Our next block of tap dancing for improvers starts on Tuesday 7th September 2021. It’s a four-week block (you need to sign up for the whole block) and costs £20/£16 concessions. Find us at North Merchiston Club from 6.30-7.30pm. You must have done a little tap before joining this class. Email us to find out more.

Our mentors include Chazz Young, Chester Whitmore, Joseph Wiggan, Sam Weber, Michelle Dorrance and Josh Hilberman, to name but a few.

 

These names might not be as familiar to you as the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but they are the current 'stars' if you will, of tap dancing today. You may be interested to know that Chester choreographed for, and appeared in, the Oscar winning film, La La Land!

Tap has evolved over the years, from the early days of Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson. There are different styles of tap, rhythm tap and Broadway tap being most well-known. Soft shoe is another style. 

 

YouTube is a fantastic place to find clips of classic routines from amazing tap dancers like the Nicholas Brothers, Fred, Gene and Eleanor Powell.