Lauren WalshRead more
NPAS is one of the only performing arts schools to still offer tap as a subject. We have always found this strange, as Tap Dance is an important part of any professional dancers repertoire. This hugely entertaining and fun class involves the rhythmic tapping of the performers feet, making the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musical instrument!! The class involves training in tap technique which is all important and once learned correctly will stay with the student for life. The tap dance taught in our classes is a modern version of Tap, which differs in the music used with some hip hop and street style arm movements in some of the routines. Tap Shoes are an essential for these classes. This year younger tap class is combined with jazz, each discipline getting 30 minutes of class each. We feel that this is a perfect combination of these two very necessary and important styles of dance for our younger students.