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Tap Dance

All students at Vogler Dance Studios study tap dance. Initially, tap is wonderful way for students to learn the counts of music while dancing. Even though we all can "feel" the changes and rhythm of music, breaking that music down in to counts promotes understanding of its basic elements. It is impossible to understand tap without counting 1 and a 2 and e uh 3 and 4, etc. When that counting skill transfers to ballet and baton twirling it produces dancers and baton twirlers who can stay on beat even when that beat may be esoteric.

Tap is history, America, and fun. Tap actually has a limited vocabulary. Once a student has mastered about eight fundamentals everything else builds on them. We just go faster and faster. I will often combine tap dance with jazz dance.

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