Tap is style, rhythm, percussive and fun!
Fusing elements from Broadway and Rhythm tap, you will explore styles from traditional theatrical performance to rhythmic percussive. Each class will further develop skills including musicality and sound clarity with an added focus on increasing speed, and developing style. Skill development includes the “tap barre”, across the floor, and center floor combinations, instilling a strong skill set for the advanced tapper. This is an excellent level for dancers that have taken at least 5 years of Tap.
This class will have the option of performing in recital. Recital performance by each participant is optional. Dancers choosing to participate in the recital piece will be responsible for paying for their own costume.
Attire: Comfortable clothing (dance wear is welcome but not required). Tap Shoes are required.
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.
Registrations canceled before the day of 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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and can only be processed by management.
Katherine began her early dance training at the age of 5 at a local dance studio, training and performing in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary. For High School, she enrolled at Victoria School of the Arts where she earned her International Baccalaureate certificate in Dance. During her time at Victoria School, Katherine was involved in many community performances, performed and choreographed for Nextfest’s Dancefest, and studied with master teachers such as Cornelius Carter, Crystal Pite, and Scott Putman. In July 2013, Katherine was accepted into The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program. Since beginning her training at the School, she has been studying with a highly regarded faculty and has recently performed works by Kate Alton and Robert Desrosiers. Upon entering the School, she received a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. This past Fall, Katherine joined Nostos Collectives and The Chimera Project’s Company B in Toronto. Katherine has always been eager to share her love for dance with the communities around her. She is currently an assistant instructor for the School’s Young Dancers’ Program and has the opportunity to choreograph and teach at Victoria School of the Arts. Katherine looks forward to another summer spent with the vibrant young dancers at J’Adore Dance!