5's Tap Add-On is a fun, developmentally appropriate 30 minute class for children who are five years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins. Add-on classes are tacked on before or after ballet, allowing families a one-stop experience for multiple dance styles without exhausting our young dancers with back to back standard length classes.
Tap technique, a wide variety of compound steps, creating rhythms with our feet, and improvisation are presented with easy to understand terms, fun games, songs and rhymes. An important part of any class for early elementary students involves learning good dance manners...taking turns, keeping quiet (including tap shoes!) when necessary, and listening to and following directions.
This class is designed with the typical developmental abilities of five year olds in mind. Children must be 5 by October 1 AND enrolled in 5's Ballet* to enroll in 5's Tap Add-On. Because the curriculum progresses incrementally from August to May and is based on the age and corresponding developmental abilities of the dancers in fall, strict adherence to the age limit is enforced.
*Alternativley, 5's may enroll in an add-on class if they are enrolled in any other standard-length (60 minute) class for 5's (ballet, tap or musical theatre).
Dress code for 5's is a light pink pinch front tank leotard, ballet pink dance tights and tan Mary Jane tap shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.
-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require an additional enrollment.