CURRICULUM

TAP - Must be 6 yrs. By September 1 2017

Tap is a formal division discipline and students must be 6 years old (by September 1, 2017) to enroll in the program. Upon their enrollment, students are placed in levels according to age and ability. Each level is designed to help a student master the techniques of Tap.

Requirements are established to ensure safety and develoment of the dancer.

REQUIREMENTS - Requirements must be followed or registration will not be processed.  No exceptions.

LEVEL 1
BASIC BEGINNER
To be eligible for formal Level 1 dancer must  be 6 by September 1st, 2017 and/or completed the Early Dance Division.  
It is likely that a dancer will remain in level for a minimum of 2 years.

LEVEL 1x
BEGINNER

To be eligible for formal level 1x, dance must have completed level 1 Tap. 
It is likely a dancer will remain in level for a minimum of 2 years. 

LEVEL 2
ADVANCED BEGINNER
(2) classes per week recommended.
It is likely that a dancer will remain in level for a minimum of 2 years.

LEVEL 2X
INTERMEDIATE
(2) classes per week recommended.
It is likely that a dancer will remain in level for 2 years.

LEVEL 3 and LEVEL 3X
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
(2) classes per week recommended

 

DRESS CODE

Follow Jazz/Ballet Dress Code. Tap Shoes Required. Each teacher will specify what they want for their class.

Tap 1x and Tap 2 with Autumn Schneider

  • Capezio Adult Tan Mary Jane Buckle Strap or
  • Bloch Child Tan 'Tap On' Buckle Tap Shoes or
  • Theatricals Tan 'TapRite' molded Tap slide buckle tap shoes

Note: dancers in Performance Company must have the Capezio Manhattan Xtreme 1.5" heel in Tan for company and can wear either those or the Mary Jane shoes for showcase.

Tap 1/1x and Tap 2/2x with Sarah Vogan

  • SoDanca Black Oxford Tap shoes Style# TA05

Tap 2x and Tap 3/3x with Autumn Schneider

  • Capezio Manhattan Xtreme 2.5" heel in Tan

Tap 3/3x with Sarah Vogan

  • Bloch full sole Black Oxford Tap shoes style# SO381L

INSTRUCTOR - STUDENT CONTACT

The Rock School offers teaching that is individual and hands-on. It is normal and appropriate for a member of the faculty to manually and physically position a pupil to expound a point of instruction or to identify some needed technique correction. The School neither condones nor tolerates any touching of students by instructors that is harmful, professionally reckless, or that violates generally accepted tenets of propriety. Before enrolling a student, please consider that it is school policy to correct children with physical contact. If the student or parent/guardian is uncomfortable with this policy, you may wish to reconsider enrolling the student.