Rhythm & Tap: Level 3
“Dance: The Cutting Edge – Rhythm & Tap Level 3” is based on a class structure for dancers with previous training. It moves faster than previous levels. They are now working in double and triple sets: Double Maxi Fords, Triple Time Steps, 5 Count Riffs, and Triple Buffalos. Dancers are also taking their movements backwards and across the floor in more intricate patterns, such as the Cincinnati. Flashy favorites such as Wings, Toe/Heel Stands, and Pullbacks are introduced. Elements such as Cramp Rolls are transformed into turning moves. In all, dancers will learn more than 30 new steps! Students are expected to be able to pick up demonstrated combinations quickly, identify different rhythms, and develop the ear to identify various tempos. Rhythms will be more complicated, shading and syncopation will be introduced, and agility is worked on to present clear crisp sounds. Echo pattern improvisations are given as additional objectives to challenge the dancers.
Instructing in the video is someone you may recognize from So You Think You Can Dance Season 10: Curtis Holland. Trained under professionals such as Savion Glover, Curtis is currently performing up a storm across the United States, from Oregon to New York City, where he has performed on Broadway in Mean Girls and Shuffle Along.
DTCE’s Rhythm & Tap: Level 3 course is based on a class structure for dancers with previous training. Rhythms will be more complicated, shading and syncopation will be introduced, and agility is worked on to present clear crisp sounds. The Syllabus offers work in double and triple sets, movement backwards and across the floor, additional turning moves, and much more! You can follow the full course guide, or mix and match to create your own class from more than 30 new steps like Double Maxi Fords, Triple Time Steps, 5 Count Riffs, Triple Buffaloes, Cincinnatis, Wings, Toe/Heel Stands, Pull Backs, and Stomp Cramp Roll Turns.
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.