We are Warwick Tap, one of Britain's longest running dance societies run by students! Voted 2019's Best Society Under 100 Members, we offer a range of classes on a weekly basis and perform in a variety of shows, festivals and competitions. One of the biggest events in our calendar is Pizazz! This is the university's largest dance showcase organised by Warwick Tap, which brings together hundreds of dancers from over thirteen other societies. We also perform in showcases in terms one and three as well as Pizazz in term 2! Regardless of ability, we are a fun, friendly and inclusive society that welcome anyone! :))
Our classes are taught at a range of levels so there is something for everyone!
Beginners: This class is perfect for anyone who once tap danced and wants to pick it up again, to those who have never even seen a pair of tap shoes before! In a relaxed environment you will start with the basics, learning simple steps that will gradually be built up, before becoming part of a full dance routine. In term two, you will then have the chance to perform this routine in Pizazz (of course this is only if you feel ready, there is absolutely no pressure to perform!). With tap shoes to borrow for those that don't own a pair, this class is ideal for anyone wanting to learn the basics!
Intermediate: Building on from beginners, this class is aimed at those who have grasped the basic steps and are able to learn at a faster pace. Moves such as suzie cues, pull backs, maxi fords and triple time steps will be taught for those who are familiar with tap and want to learn something more complex. You will be given the opportunity to perform in a number of showcases including the term two spectacular, Pizazz!
Advanced: The hardest level we offer, this class is for those who feel confident in their tap shoes, have been dancing for a while and have a good knowledge of tap! Building on steps from intermdiate level, you will be taught more complicated routines at a fast pace and will have the opportunity to perform in many showcases, inlcuding the tradition of performing the very first dance in Pizazz!
We also offer the chance to perform in competition routines across the UK! This opportunity is available to intermediate and advanced members who wish to compete at a national level. No previous competition experience is required, so everyone is able to get involved! This year, we also have a wildcard competition team, which will be performing a fusion with Warwick Indian Classical Dance Society.
Classes are held on a weekly basis in Westwood Dance Studio, and the price is £2.50; but they are free for your first class at each level. Individual class passes can be bought at http://www.warwicksu.com/shop/product/10220400/. Alternatively, you can purchase a class pass for the term at £20, which works out cheaper!
- President: Alice Lane
- Vice President: Tilly Chandley
- Head of Teaching: McKenna Wood
- Treasurer: TBC - re-election in term 3
- Secretary: Geneva Warren
- Social Secretaries: Diane Coleman & Olivia Middleweek
- Show Co-ordinator: Evie Hawes
- Publicity Officer: TBC - re-election in term 3
- Costumes and Kit co-ordinator: Amy Berry
- President: Sarah Parkinson
- Vice President: Lucy Bergin
- Head of Teaching: Alice Lane
- Treasurer: Harriet Griffiths
- Secretary: Gabriela Smith
- Social Secretaries: Natasha Boulton & Sophie Kempston
- Show Co-ordinator: Alyssia Smith
- Publicity Officer: Téla Franklin
- Costumes and Kit co-ordinator: Jasmine Brown
We also have a mascot called Pringle - who is a Tappy Bunny!
If you have any questions feel free to contact us on either our Facebook page or send us an email. Alternatively, you can send a message to an individual exec member; we are always happy to answer any questions you have! :))
Make sure you follow our social media to keep updated on the society and what's going on: (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), and here is our Class Code of Conduct.