Whether you learned as a child or more recently, come and give this fantastic art-form a go.
The sessions are a fun, pressure-free and great way to spend a Monday night, meet new friends and get fit.
WITH: Genevieve Estevez-Baker
TIME: 7.15pm – 8.45pm
PRICE: Course fees work out at £7.50 per class, payable in advance.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer drop-in fees, the whole course of classes must be purchased
Comments from previous participants:
“Great fun, lovely people and something I’ve wanted to do since watching “Singing in the Rain” when I was a little girl.”
“Friendly, sociable atmosphere. Welcoming and patient teacher.”
“I loved all of it, especially Gen’s imaginative choreography!”
1. Do I have to sign up to the whole course?
The tap classes are a course and need to be paid for in advance. Unfortunately we cannot offer drop-in fees.
2. I have never tapped before – can I come along?
Tap Dancing For Adults began as an introduction to Tap Dance, working at Beginner level. It has now progressed to an intermediate level, however beginners are always welcome to join us, and I do my best to accommodate to all. My best advice is to come along and give it a go, and hopefully it will be enjoyable experience!
3. I have quite a bit of experience – is this still the class for me?
We have a range of beginner – advanced tappers in the classes, however I teach at an intermediate level, and vary the pace depending on the participants of the course. There are many ways for me to push those that require more difficult/ advanced steps by adding additional beats, however I can only suggest that more advanced tappers do what they need to get the most out of the classes.
4. Where should I come on the day?
For the first class the Box Office will be open for you to come and sign in and we can point you in the direction of your class. In subsequent weeks you can just make your way to the class to sign in with Genevieve.
5. What do I need to bring with me?
All you will need to bring is some water!
6. What should I wear?
Wear something you can move freely in, and that is comfortable. We do work up a sweat, so layers are recommended. You can wear any shoes, however it is a little harder to get a good sound and technique without tap shoes so the ideal is to have some tap shoes.
7. Do you have changing facilities?
We don’t have changing facilities, just small ladies and men’s toilets and 1 disabled toilet with a little more room, so you are best coming along in the clothes that you are planning on taking the class in.
8. What other facilities do you have?
We have a café at The Edge which serves up delicious hot food, fresh salads and homemade cakes – as well as delicious hot and cold drinks. The café is also a training centre for adults with learning disabilities. And because The Edge is a charity, you know that every penny you spend in the café is going back into the work that we do with children and vulnerable adults.
9. Can I just turn up on the night and pay for the course then?
Yes, but please be aware that this is a course so you will need to start at the first week ideally and pay for the full course.