Jazz

Jazz is otherwise known as modern dance. Some films & musicals that show this form are Fame, All that Jazz, Chicago & Moulin Rouge.

 

Jazz stems from the movie musicals of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s with such innovative musicals as West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Flower Drum Song, Silk Stockings and the classic MGM movie.

Our dancers train in various styles of jazz including basic technique & skill sets, Broadway, commercial and heels.

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Tap

Tap dance is a style of dance which developed in the  United States in the 19th century. In tap dance, performers wear shoes which have been  equipped with metal plates. As the dancer moves, the plates click against the dance floor, creating a characteristic tapping sound.

 

Tappers can create a variety of percussive rhythms with their feet by tapping, sliding, and clicking the metal plates. Observers can enjoy both the movements of the dancer and the sound of the tapping, with tap dancers performing either alone or with musical accompaniment. Tappers usually utilize a lot of syncopation, creating unexpected and very lively rhythms in their works.

The old favourites of tap being Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, followed by the more modern dancers, The Tap Dogs.

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