Tap dance: intermediate

Course Dates: 16/01/20 - 02/04/20
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Benjamin Bailey

Our intermediate class is at a faster pace and is perfect for anyone with good previous tap experience. Extend your abilities and learn great new steps, tap moves and routines in a fun and inspiring environment. Tap shoes are essential.


Zero Commitment Pay-As-You-Go classes from £13 per class

Enrol for a term or drop-in to get a taste of a class. The Build has dance opportunities for all. Single session bookings can only be made through our Eventbrite page: Book Now.


What is the course about?

This is designed for adults who have had previous experience in Tap dance to a reasonably high level. A good understanding of the techniques involved would be important and the teacher will help to develop these skills, build confidence and increase your dance vocabulary.
The intermediate classes will expand your tap knowledge and extend your expertise and skill through learning challenging but also fun Tap moves. You will increase your vocabulary of steps, time-steps and sequences and will learn a progressive routine that will encourage you to perform with an emphasis on rhythm and syncopation. It is hoped that the routine will be filmed at the end of the course and shared through a video sharing website.

What will we cover?

You will develop your Tap knowledge and improve your expertise and skill through learning challenging but also fun Tap moves that will increase your vocabulary of steps, time-steps and sequences. You will also learn a progressive routine which will draw influences from a variety of Tap styles and genres.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Use various progressive Tap moves, steps and sequences.
Demonstrate several progressive time-steps.
Perform, using your body in a creative way when dancing.
Appreciate Latin/Waltz and other rhythmic styles.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is suitable for students who have a reasonably high level of Tap experience, completed both the beginners and improvers classes or equivalent.

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to :
• Follow spoken instructions.
• Use numbers to recognise musical phrasing within dance.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

In a group and individually.

You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

It is essential to have good shoes and Tap shoes are necessary for this class. Having the correct shoes can really improve your technique and give you a much better feeling for the style of dance. The Tap shoes should be fitted with tap plates using screw fittings (no rivets). There are specialist stockists in and around Covent Garden which can provide appropriate footwear. Clothing should be comfortable and loose.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Continue with the intermediate Tap class or speak to the drama, dance and speech department for advice and guidance on what to do next.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

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Review by Shonni / (Posted on 03/07/2019)
This is a course for the dedicated tap dancer who wishes to study the technicalities of tap. You will improve noticeably over a few courses. You will work hard, with lots of encouragement and you will reap the rewards of progress whilst enjoying the company a classmates who share the same passion.
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Review by SallyAb / (Posted on 22/06/2019)
So long as friend at the right level, I'd encourage it.
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Review by Jilly / (Posted on 22/03/2019)
This course is so much fun but at the same time has so much content - technique wise and new steps/routines. Its challenging but the tutor creates a relaxed and fun environment. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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Review by Jamie / (Posted on 21/03/2019)
A challenging course with an attentive tutor who demonstrates a true passion for American tap. This Intermediate class is fast paced and fun with many new and excellent combinations and steps on offer!
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 31/10/2017)
This course focuses on improving technical skills, tap precision and musical phrasing and is an excellent choice for those wishing to progress to an advanced level. The tutor has a genuine passion for tap and is very supportive in encouraging you to achieve your full potential; always being able to identify areas that need to be worked on and suggesting methods of improvement. It is a demanding class where we work hard but also have a great deal of fun - thanks to a wonderful tutor and great camaraderie between the students.
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Review by cyllan / (Posted on 07/07/2017)
This is a very enjoyable class led by a tutor with an extensive knowledge of his subject and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of new step combinations for us to learn! Everyone is friendly and very supportive. The choreography is taught at a reasonably fast pace but the tutor is always willing to go over anything that you're unsure of, so there's no chance of getting left behind. If you know your tap basics and enjoy learning new combinations and routines in a lively environment, then this could well be the class for you.
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Review by Kim / (Posted on 07/12/2016)
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Course Code: DDM117

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Thu, day, 16 Jan - 02 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £97.00

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