Rhythm & Tap: Level 4
Welcome to Level 4 of “Dance: The Cutting Edge: Rhythm & Tap” where dancers really start to move! Level 4 is based on a class structure for dancers with previous training – specifically building off Levels 1-3. It moves especially fast and starts to introduce moves that are like mini combinations, such as Shim Sham, Switching Pull Backs, Double Maxi Ford Pickups, Double Waltz Clogs, and Reverse Paradiddle Combos. Level 4 is where students start to develop a mastery of their feet and lower body. Dancers now incorporate legs in tricks like Over the Tops. Dancers build their calf muscles with advanced skills such as Single Leg Pullbacks and fun drills like Slurp Patterns. Students will learn more than 40 new steps in all!
Instructing is Alyssa Fernandez, currently a student at Florida International University, pursuing a teaching certificate with hopes to run a high school dance program. She started dancing at 5 years old at Just Dance It, in Miami, Florida. At age 11, she began to train with Michael Minery and shifted her focus to mainly Tap dancing. At just 17, she was cast as a principal dancer in a Screen Actors Guild commercial featuring Lebron James, Johnny Manziel, and many others for McDonalds. This video and all of our upper level Tap videos are great for the dancer who wishes to dive into that slick world where “Street” Tap toys with old school Broadway.
DTCE’s Rhythm & Tap: Level 4 course is based on a class structure for dancers with previous training- specifically building off Levels 1-3. Level 4 is where students start to develop mastery of their feet and lower body. The Syllabus introduces moves that are like mini combinations, incorporates legs in tricks, and offers advanced skills and fun drills! You can follow the full course guide, or mix and match to create your own class from more than 40 exciting steps like Shim Sham, Switching Pull Backs, Double Maxi Ford Pickups, Double Waltz Clogs, Reverse Paradiddle Combos, Over the Tops, Single Leg Pullbacks, and Slurp Patterns.
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.