Performance Tap

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Tap danceoriginated in the United States in the late 20th century and is widely known for its unique use of sound. Metal “taps” are attached to the sole and heel of the shoe, and specific steps are used to strike the floor and create a rhythm.

The two major styles of tap dance are Rhythm tap, which is focused on musicality, and Broadway tap, which is dance-focused. Both styles come from roots in African dance, Irish jigs, and European clog dances, combining unique rhythmic footwork with elaborate movements.

Recitals

Our performance division dancers are not required to participate in competitions, but are invited to perform in end-of-year recitals should they choose to. For information on recitals, please refer to the Dance Schedule.

About the Class

We are dedicated to helping our students build a strong foundation for tap dance. Students will learn technical elements that can help create a confident dancer, capable of performing challenging choreography.

We help students master the ability to perform precise footwork while having fun. Our talented instructors focus on the Al Gilbert, ADAPT, ISTD Tap, CDTA, New York Style, and LA Style Syllabi.

Dress Code

Girls must have their hair up in a classical ballet bun or sock bun. No messy buns. No visible bras/sports bras.

T-shirts and non-dance tank tops are not acceptable dance attire and will not be permitted in class.

Tap shoes can have a bit of growing room if necessary, but not too big!

  • Any style black tank bodysuit
  • Ballerina pink or light tan tights
  • Tan Cuban heel So Danca #CH01 shoes with Tele-Tone taps
    • Please purchase rubber for bottom of shoes as well
  • Any style black tank bodysuit
  • Ballerina pink or light tan tights
  • Tan Cuban heel So Danca #CH01 shoes with Tele-Tone taps
    • Please purchase rubber for bottom of shoes as well
  • Any style black bodysuit
  • Ballerina pink or light tan tights
  • Tan Cuban heel #301 shoes with Tele-Tone taps
    • Please seek express permission from instructor before purchasing black lace-up tap shoes
  • Any style or colour appropriate dancewear
  • Appropriate footwear
    • Black low heeled tap shoes may be worn but by approval only
    • Recommended styles are Bloch #SO313 and So Danca #TA48
  • Black shorts or jazz pants
  • White t-shirt or tank top
  • Black Capezio #CG17 or #442 tap shoes
  • Black socks
  • All boys aged 11+ must wear a dance belt to class

Proudly Serving Calgary for Over 35 Years

Where to Find Us?

Visit Our New State of the Art Facility at The Link at Royal Oak

Location & Parking

We have a private parking lot and are located across from Renert School.

Address

#310 – 19 Royal Vista Link NW
Calgary, AB T3R 0K4

Contact

Phone: 403-286-8561
[email protected]

Office Hours

Monday
4:30 PM8:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM8:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM8:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM8:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM8:30 PM

Subject to change due to Covid-19

Programs & Workshops

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