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Tap Class Suggestions for 4/5 year olds
By iv_loves_pointe
On Fri Jan 22, 2016 04:03 PM

Hi everyone!

I need some tips for class structure for my baby tap class. I brought the style of tap to the studio just back in September, so I am still getting used to teaching and introducing this new genre of dance to the ballet students. Do you have any ideas for what else I should be teaching? I'm looking to spice up my class.

We've been working on the usual: Toe Heels, Heel toes, shuffles, shuffle ball change, shuffle hop step, heel toes with a toe back, marching on the beat, etc but I feel like I need some new ideas.

Let me know what you think! Thanks! :)

2 Replies to Tap Class Suggestions for 4/5 year olds

re: Tap Class Suggestions for 4/5 year olds
By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 22, 2016 04:11 PM
I always used Al Gilbert. You don't really need to use the tracks provided but the exercises are good.
re: Tap Class Suggestions for 4/5 year olds
By SuncoastDance1
On Wed Jul 17, 2019 01:38 PM
I like the Dance Adventures series. They are similar to Al Gilbert, but updated. My kids love them.
Across the floor:
Heel drops, ball heel, flaps, flaps backwards, flap heels, flap heels backward, step ball change and eventually flap ball change. Buffalos if they're ready.

Barre:
Shuffles to the front
Shuffle toe
Shuffle hop
Shuffle hop toe
Shuffle ball change

Center Floor:
Cramp Rolls
Shuffle step switching feet
Heel toe step
Heel Heel Brush step Brush Step

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