Discover Tap (6-10 yrs)

Day of the week: Tuesday
Duration: July 9th, 2024 until August 13th, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM until 7:45 PM
Age: 6 years to 10 years
Spots Remaining: 6
Price: $126.00

Stomp, Shuffle Step!

Discover Tap focuses on technique, clarity of sound, musicality, and FUN! Tap students master foundational tap steps and learn how to combine them to create more complex phrases. Dancers are introduced to tap improvisation in order to not only explore a variety of rhythms but to also discover their own distinct tap style. Developing technique while at the barre, at centre floor, and traveling through the space, dancers are sure to fall in love with the art of Tap Dance. 

ATTIRE:

  • Comfortable clothing (ex. Leggings and a t-shirt).
  • Tap Shoes
  • Hair pulled back
  • Water bottle

Registrations cancelled before the first class are subject to a $25+GST administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the start date of the class, however, we will issue credit (minus the $25+GST administrative fee) valid for 12 months from the start date of the canceled program if the registration is canceled before the third class of the session. No refunds or credit will be granted after the start of the third class other than for serious illness or injury with medical documentation provided. Cancellation requests must be received in writing (info@jadoredance.com) and can only be processed by management. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

Registrations can be completed online or in person at the studio or over the phone (provided you already have an account with J'Adore Dance). Payment must be received at the time of registration. 

Prorating: Prorating class registration fees will not begin until week 5 of the session. Registering for a class before week 5, you are eligible for 3 make-ups to be used in any of our sessional programming within the current session. Please note that prorated classes and make-up classes are subject to availability. 

Amanda

Instructor

Amanda Hodgins started dancing when she was 4 years old. She has trained in many styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical/contemporary, and hip hop. While studying at Edmonton Dance Factory (EDF), she competed in many competitions, performed in FIFA Opening Ceremonies, Harlem Globetrotters, and in Vaganova Society Anniversary shows. She fell in love with tap and ballet and is well versed in Ballet (RAD and Vaganova), competing her RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) Intermediate and Advanced 1 exams. In addition, Amanda studied the Al Gilbert tap syllabus completing to grade 9. While attending Mother Margaret Mary High School she student taught and substituted at EDF. Through her school years she has had the opportunity to perform in school musicals, choir (through to adulthood), and co-choreographed for the school musical. She has continued dancing throughout university in a competitive adult advanced tap group, and continues to teach when needed. 

Amanda has completed the DANCEPL3Y children's online teaching course and she believes in the importance of physical literacy for children, as well as the benefit of dance for children's mental well-being. 

Amanda is currently in her fourth year at the University of Alberta pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics. She is very excited to take a step outside of the competitive world and be part of J'Adore's faculty this year! 

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