Clogging is an American percussive folk dance form which is derived from Irish, English, Scottish, German, and Cherokee step dances, as well as African rhythms and movement. Students learn basic technique and classic group dance patterns. Tap shoes or hard soled shoes required. Performance opportunities available for interested students.
Flamenco Technique with live accompaniment: Students typically practice one palo per session, such as tangos, rumbas or bulerias, culminating in a final phrase.
Flamenco Choreo with live accompaniment: Students typically practice one palo per session, such as tangos, rumbas or bulerias, culminating in a final phrase. There are additional outside performance opportunities throughout the year for interested students!
Modern dance technique in the style of Lester Horton. All levels.
A rigorous, energizing, fun and low-key ballet class with barre, center and across the floor work. All levels.
Sunday $5 tap dance gathering from 12-1. For more info, see www.phillytapproject.com.
This dance is unique to our city and a part of our dance legacy! Come out every Friday night and bop with Shirla. No partner or experience required.
Absolute beginner tap: a mix of music concepts and basic technique, including intro to straight time, swing time, time steps, breaks, phrases.
Slow/fast beginner tap: practicing fundamental technique, increasing technical vocabulary and building speed; applying fundamental technique and concepts to across the floor work and center phrases.
Slow/fast intermediate tap: more complex technique and phrasing, across the floor work, center phrase, improvisational listening exercises, typically in the jazz tap tradition.
Philly Hoofin': This class focuses on a style of dynamic, close-to-the-ground, a cappella tap that is unique to Philadelphia and was made most popular by the late LaVaughn Robinson.