Tap 2017-03-15T09:43:51+00:00

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition.

The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe. There are different brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound.

Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student age 6 years or older is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Class Level Descriptions

Click on each Title to learn about the different levels of instruction.

Beginning Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA KinderCombo level to the instructor’s satisfaction or by instructor evaluation and placement

Advanced Beginning Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA tap level IA to the instructor’s satisfaction or by instructor evaluation and placement

Intermediate Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA tap levels 1A- 1B to the instructor’s satisfaction or by Instructor evaluation and placement

Intermediate/Advanced Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA tap levels 1A-2 to the instructor’s satisfaction or by Instructor evaluation and placement

Advanced Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA tap levels 1 – 3 to the instructor’ satisfaction or by instructor evaluation and placement

Professional Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA tap levels 1 -4 to the instructor’s satisfaction or by instructor evaluation and placement

Teen-Adult Beginning Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

None

Intermediate Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA tap levels 1A & 1B to the instructor’s satisfaction or by Instructor evaluation and placement

Advanced Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. Tap dancing taught at North County DanceArts concentrates on the low to the ground and precise style of tap called “rhythm tap”, largely made infamous through the old masters of tap such as Eddie Brown. Since the teaching of tap dancing can vary greatly in style and speed, all students not currently enrolled in the North County DanceArts tap classes are required to be evaluated by the instructor prior to entry. Placement and advancement of any student is at the sole discretion of North County DanceArts, Inc.

Prerequisite

Student must complete NCDA tap levels IA & IB to the instructor’s satisfaction or by Instructor evaluation and placement