Modern class structured in the style and teachings of Lester Horton. Horton technique incorporates 17 “fortification studies” (among other elements) that each focus on a different idea, such as descent/ascent and laterals, or body parts such as the Achilles tendons or abdominals. Class progresses across the floor with movement phrases, turns and single-foot arch springs (jumps from one foot).
Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Liiana Ruiz
Absolute beginner tap with Pam: a mix of music concepts and basic technique, including straight time, swing time, time steps and basic fundamentals, breaks, understanding phrases, and more. MONDAYS 6-7
Beginner/intermediate with Pam: using more complex technique and phrasing, we work on fundamentals, dynamics, clarity and phrasing, typically in the jazz tap tradition. MONDAYS 7-8:30
Int/adv choreography with Pam: complex weight shifting, increased tempos, specificity in footwork and a focus on clarity. MONDAYS 8:30-9:30
Slow beginner with Jaye: TUESDAYS 7-8
Fast beginner with Jaye: TUESDAYS 8-9
Philly Hoofin' with Robert: 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. THURSDAYS 7:30-9
Sunday $5 tap dance gathering from 12-1. For more info, see www.phillytapproject.com.