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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.

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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