Tap dancing originated 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.
Performance & Competitive Division Opportunities
Our Performance Division dancers are not required to participate in Competitions, but are invited to participate in our Performance Ensemble showcase and/or End-of-Year Recitals should they choose to. Information will be provided to registered dancers during the season.
Our Competitive Team Dancers are chosen and show interest in all Levels, Ages and Dance Genres. The Starting age for our Competitive Teams is 5 Years Old.
This is an opportunity for all dancers to be a part of our Competitive Team of like-minded students and add another exciting and fun experience to their dance training.
We have 2 Streams a Beginner Team called Rising Stars that competes in Calgary and a more Experienced Competitive Dance Team that does travel out of town to other Cities and Provinces.
Interested? For more Information – please call the studio and ask to speak to one of our Studio Artistic Directors