Chris Collins Dance Studio

Tap

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes to strike the floor as a form of percussion. Tap dance focuses on rhythm, timing and phrasing. Tap dancers make frequent use of syncopation and improvisation. Tap is a fun and energetic form of dance.


Tap Levels

At Chris Collins Dance Studio, we strive to provide the best dance education. Below you will find the Tap classes that we offer for students ages 8 through adult. For students younger than 8 years old please visit our CCDS Younger Dancers for more information. During the first few classes the instructor will be observing closely all dancers to ensure everyone is placed in the appropriate level. The Instructor along with the Studio Director will strive to provide the best education while instilling a love for dance. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Dancers age 8-11 are introduced to the basic skills of Tap, including warmups, fundamental rhythms. Elementary footwork. Dancers will begin to learn tap vocabulary.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 8 - 11 yrs old


Classes Available

Class Name Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Tap A Monday Studio A 5:30 PM 6:15 PM
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Tap A Saturday Studio A 10:45 AM 11:30 AM
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Dancers age 10-13 built upon the skills learned in Tap A, working towards more complex rhythms and combinations.

Prerequisite: Tap A or equivalent. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 10 - 13 Years old


Classes Available

Class Name Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Tap B Monday Studio A 6:15 PM 7:00 PM
*inquire for details and placement
Tap B Saturday Studio B 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
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Dancers age 13-18 work on more intricate footwork and combinations. Dancers learn a better sense of timing, rhythm and syncopation.

Prerequisite: Tap B or equivalent. Placement will be evaluated by the instructor and the studio director in order to determine proper placement.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins
Ages: 13 - 18 years old


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Intermediate-Advance Tap Wednesday Studio A 7:45 PM 8:30 PM
*inquire for details and placement

Dancers age 18 and up can enjoy a class geared to adults only. Whether a student who always wanted to dance or someone who did dance as a young child. Have fun with other adults working together on the basic skills of tap including warm ups, fundamental rhythms, and footwork.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins.
Ages: 18 years and older


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Adult Tap I/II Tuesday Studio A 7:45 PM 8:30 PM
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Dancers age 18 and up with several years of experience in Tap. Dancers warmup and work on across the floor combinations building on basics, more intricate work. And routines all while having fun

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins.
Ages: 18 years or older


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Adult Tap III Tuesday Studio A 8:30 PM 9:30 PM
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Dancers 18 and up with several years’ experience work on Rhythm Tap as well as Broadway style tap. They work on advanced footwork and performance styles and dance competitively.

Class size: maximum 16
Length of Class: 45 mins.
Ages: 18 years or older


Classes Available

Class Name Day Location Start Time End Time
Registration Link
Adult Tap IV Wednesday Studio A 8:30 PM 9:30 PM
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WHAT TO WEAR TO CLASS

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Tap Shoes

THEATRICALS

Tap A

Style No: T9400C | Color: Tan

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Tap Shoes

Bloch

Tap B or Higher

Style No: S0302L | Color: Tan

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Tap Shoes

Bloch

Teen and Adult "Respect" Lace Up Tap Shoes

Style No: S0361L | Color: Black

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Boys Tap Shoes

Capezio

Boys "Tic Tap Toe" Lace-Up Tap Shoes

Style No: 443B | Color: Black

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Boys T-shirt

Solid color helps show instructor true body lines

Color: White or Black

 

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Boys Shorts

 

Color: Solid Black

 

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Tights

We highly recommend purchasing tights at CCDS

Style No: Convertible Tights | Color: Tan

 

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Leotard

Solid Black Leotard

Color: Black

 

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Boys Pants

 

Color: Solid Black

 

 

Register now for Tap A and Adult Tap. We invite dancers with more experience to call the studio for information on how to register. We want to ensure proper placement, and would love for you to talk with our Staff.

 

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5408 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
703.370.7808 | chris@chriscollinsdance.com

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