DANC 1580R, Tap Dance I

(1.0 Credit)

Course Description
Beginning tap dance technique course for all students interested in developing skills in tap dance. Progressions of development with tap dance vocabulary and technical skills. This course is designed to increase ability and knowledge of basic tap steps and rhythms, including traveling steps, turns, jumps and combinations.

Course Objectives

  1. To learn beginning tap dance exercises and technique to enable the student to master the coordination of feet, legs, arms, and head.
  2. To learn tap terminology and develop correct technique for performance of tap dance routines.
  3. To learn beginning combinations and phrases as performance experience.
  4. To appreciate the complexity, joy, and artistic expression of tap dance.