4's Tap Add-On is a fun, developmentally appropriate 30 minute class for children who are four 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.
Basic tap technique, an introduction to rhythms, and improvisation are presented with easy to understand terms, fun games, songs and rhymes. In addition, an important part of any class for preschoolers 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 four year olds in mind. Children must be 4 by October 1 AND enrolled in 4's Ballet* to enroll in 4'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, 4's may enroll in an add-on class if they are enrolled in any other standard-length (50-60 minute) class for 4's (ballet, tap or musical theatre).
Four's wear a lavender** 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.
**Four's are transitioning from grape to lavender leotards this year; either is acceptable.
-->Want a full-length class? Standard 60 minute classes in this style are also offered and do not require an additional enrollment.