5's & 6's Tap is a fun, developmentally appropriate 45 minute class for children who are five or six years old by October 1 of the school year in which class begins.
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 and six year olds in mind. Children must be 5 or 6 by October 1 to enroll in 5's & 6's Tap. 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.
Dancers wear a specific color of the Balera pinch front tank leotard*, ballet pink dance tights and pink leather ballet shoes. All hair must be secured in a bun or pony tail.
*Leotard colors based on age as of 10/1: 5's - Light Pink, 6's - Eggplant
All apparel is available at the studio. The required leotard is included in your All-Inclusive Monthly Fee!
--> Starting at age 5, students may also take ballet, hip hop, or musical theatre for even more dancing fun! Ballet is recommended first as it is the foundational class for other styles of dance, but students may choose whatever styles are most attractive to them.