Tap

Tap classes provide an excellent way to further your child’s dance education after two or three years of Combination Dance classes.  Particular emphasis is placed on tap technique with instruction on musicality and rhythms included.  Students are prepared for examinations and competition participation (at teacher’s discretion).

 

Fundamentals and Fun Program (formerly PTC)

This is a low intensity program designed for the student who loves to dance without the demand or commitment of the competitive student.  Children may be prepared for exams at the teacher’s discretion and local competition(s) in the disciplines they are taking.


Fundamentals and Fun Program

Students will be placed in classes based on dance experience and age.

*Cost is per month, based on 34 classes in the dance year.  Classes run from September – June.

All classes – 45 minutes once a week

CLASS ATTIRE

Tap B

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Mondor (#310 or #314) in Suntan, or a color that matches dancer’s skin tone
  • Tan tap shoes (Bloch or So Danca). Color can be altered to match dancer’s skin tone
  • Hair – Tied back, up, and off the face

Tap A

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Black Mondor tights (#310 or #314)
  • Black leather split sole – slip on, or lace-up Tap Oxfords (Bloch or Capezio)
  • Hair – Ponytail or bun (tied back and off the face)

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black leather slip on, or lace-up Tap oxfords (Bloch or Capezio)

*We fully support our dancers if they would like to alter the color of their tights and shoes to match their skin tone


Competitive Program

This program is for the student who is looking for a program to further develop their training at a higher intensity.  Students will be prepared for exams and competitions in the disciplines they are taking.  Participation in workshops and clinics are expected to help improve their overall skill.  This program is based on the number of classes overall (all disciplines offered at the studio are included in these classes (except session classes).


Comp – 4:

  • Number of classes required: 4 or more (this includes 2 required classes of Ballet)
  • Typically working at a Junior 1-3 level (Tap/Jazz)
  • Grade 1-3 Ballet
  • 2-3 Competitions a year (local, provincial and possibly out of province)

Comp – 6:

  • Number of classes required: 6 or more (this includes 2 classes of Ballet)
  • Typically working at a Pre-Int 1 – 3 level (Tap/Jazz)
  • Grade 3-6 Ballet (Intermediate Foundation)
  • 2-3 Competitions a year (local, provincial and out of province)

Comp – 7:

  • Number of classes required: 7 or more (this includes 2 classes of Ballet)
  • Typically working at an Intermediate 1-Advanced level (Tap/Jazz)
  • Grade 6 and up Ballet (Intermediate – Advanced 2 Ballet)
  • 2-3 Competitions a year (local, provincial and out of province)
  • National finals or summer conventions may be presented at this level

Martin School of Dance trains the ADAPT Tap Syllabi.

CLASS ATTIRE

Junior 1-2 Tap

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Mondor (#310 or #314) in Suntan, or a color that matches dancer’s skin tone
  • Black Martin shorts for exams (purchased through the studio Merch store)
  • Tan Leather Tap shoes (Low heel – Bloch or SoDanca). Color can be altered to match dancer’s skin tone
  • Hair – Ponytail or bun (tied back, up, and off the face)

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black leather slip on, or lace-up Tap oxfords (Bloch or Capezio)

Junior 3 & Pre-Intermediate Tap

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Black Mondor tights (#310 or #314)
  • Black Martin shorts for exams (purchased through the studio Merch store)
  • Black leather split sole – slip on, or lace-up Tap Oxfords (Bloch or Capezio)
  • Hair – Ponytail or bun (tied back and off the face)

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black leather slip on, or lace-up Tap oxfords (Bloch or Capezio)

Intermediate Tap

GIRLS

  • Mondor (#3523) black wide strap cami-leotard
  • Black Mondor Tights (#310 or #314)
  • High waisted leggings and sports bra are also appropriate
  • Jason Samuel Smith (Bloch) or Roxy Tap Shoe (Capezio) – hard sole Tap shoes 
  • Black leather split sole – Slip on, or lace-up Tap Oxfords can be used for Inter 3 exam (Bloch or Capezio)
  • Hair – Ponytail or bun (tied back and off the face)

BOYS

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black pants
  • Black leather split sole – Slip on, or lace-up Tap Oxfords recommended for exam (Bloch or Capezio)
  • Jason Samuel Smith (Bloch) – hard sole Tap shoes required for choreography

*We fully support our dancers if they would like to alter the color of their tights and shoes to match their skin tone