Primary for Tots Tap: Vol. I
In “Dance: The Cutting Edge – Primary Tap for Tots” we start with a single sound and eventually increase to multiple sounds. Dancers will learn the three basic foot elements: the Toe, the Ball, and the Heel. Each of these will be used in Steps, Drops, Slaps, Brushes, and Rocks, and work up to moves like Flaps and Shuffles. This helps the dancer learn and improve upon the fundamental elements of not only Tap, but the principles and importance of counting in all forms of dance! This key bit of knowledge can help you through all of our other video series’, such as “Traditional Ballet”, “Jazz Fusion”, and even “Acrobatic Artistry”.
At our “Primary Tap” level, the dancer will develop coordination by use of hand and arm movements by interweaving Shakes and Claps between taps. Your young dancer will learn more than 30 steps! This develops strong connection from mind to foot and the dancer learns to hear and recognize a variety of unique rhythms. Ever inviting to the younger dancer, Tap is fun, energetic, and exciting because “Tap shoes make nice noise!” The video is taught by Kimberly Beck Thomson, a thirty-year professional with extensive experience working with young dancers. Kimberly’s teaching methods have been proven highly successful.
DTCE’s Tap for Tots Vol. I course helps dancers learn and improve upon the fundamental elements of not only Tap, but the principles and importance of counting in all forms of dance! Dancers will develop a strong connection from mind to foot as they learn to hear and recognize a variety of unique rhythms. The Syllabus starts with single sounds and eventually increases to multiple sounds. Dancers will learn the three basic foot elements: Toe, Ball, and Heel to be used in Steps, Drops, Slaps, Brushes, and Rocks, and work up to moves like Flaps and Shuffles. You can follow the full progressive course guide, or mix and match to create your own class from more than 30 new steps like Groovy Heels & Twisting Toes, Dig Heel and Heel Stand, Double Susie-Q and Push, Kick Ball Change, Irish, and Shuffle Hop Toe.
DTCE’s detailed syllabi allow you to create your own course of study from the plethora of innovative drills we offer- or follow our complete lesson plans to guide your students through progressive exercises to obtain skill level mastery. Syllabi offer a list of steps that correlate with each video, making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for!
Syllabi can be used as a teacher training resource or class planning guide for your studio, saving you time in curriculum development! Teachers, assistants, trainees, and substitutes can all easily be on the same page using this sequenced tool. Syllabi are also useful for dance parents as a reinforcement guide to what children are learning in their weekly classes.