Beginning Tap (Ages 6-12)

The emphasis on posture and strengthening of muscles is continued. Exercises take place on the floor. The next part of the class, which takes place in the center of the room, emphasizes basic locomotor movements used in dance with the use of the head and the arms. Various types of jumps and leaps are also explored. The ballet terminology and vocabulary, in French, is introduced at this level, and music is studied as an integral and inherent part of ballet.

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