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What Is The Best Way To Take Tap Dance Lessons

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Tap dancing lessons will look good on any performers resume whether you are a dancer, singer, or actor. Here are some tips on how to take tap dance lessons in your area:

  • Search For Classes

Find dance studios in your area that offer tap dancing classes. The best way to do this is to Google search “tap dancing lessons” (include your city). Go to Yelp.com to read reviews of the dance studios and find out if they are affordable. Meetup.com is also a good website to find tap dancing groups in your area that teach lessons.

  • Online Classes

Expertvillage.com provides free videos that give comprehensive instructions on specific steps. Unitedtaps.com site that provides lessons at all different levels. Mindbites.com is another good source for online lessons, although you have to pay to view the whole video. You can also search YouTube videos to find some good instruction on difficult steps (although many videos are also posted by the websites above).

  • Train Your Body

Dancing in general requires a great deal of flexibility from your body. Make sure to stretch before each lesson and on the days that you don’t dance. This will improve your form and help you to execute the steps correctly. It is also a good idea to do some cardio workouts to build up your stamina once you start to advance in your lessons.

  • Know The History

Tap dancing has a very rich history that is influenced by many different cultural dance styles (West African, Irish Step, Spanish Flamenco, English Clogging). Study the history and let the great tappers of all time inspire you (Bill “Bojangles Robinson, Gregory Hines, Fred Astaire, Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley Temple, Gene Kelly, LaVaughn Robinson, Savion Glover). See which style suits you best (Broadway or Rhythmic).