Tap begins with warm-up exercises that increase control, coordination, and rhythm; followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality; concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises. The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers. Students must complete each level in order to advance to the next level. It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.
dress requirement: athletic clothing, tap shoes
6:30 – 7:15 pm
Instructor approval required for placement
Stephanie Larson brings more than 25 years of dance instruction experience to The Phipps. She grew up dancing competitively followed by a degree in Business and Dance Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Stephanie has taught students age 3 through adult in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Social Dance and Musical Theatre; her favorite style being Tap. Her choreography has received numerous awards at regional at national dance competitions In addition, Stephanie continues to choreograph and teach for a variety of local community organizations and school theatre departments.