Warwick Tap is one of Britain's longest-running tap dancing societies. We run weekly classes offering training to tap dancers of every level, whether you're an advanced tapper or you've never worn tap shoes before! We also have recently introduced 'Tapercise' which is our own version of Zumba! This is perfect for new tappers as it combines basic tapping skills with Zumba! Throughout the year we host a variety of socials, compete in university dance competitions, and perform in festivals and showcases. We also stage Pizazz - Warwick’s largest dance show. This takes place in Term 2 and brings in hundreds of the university’s dancers. We’re a fun and friendly society that welcomes all budding tappers.
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All classes are held at Westwood Dance Studio
BEGINNERS: Our Beginners class is perfect for those who have never done Tap (or dance) before, or for those who may have learnt Tap as a child and want to start learning again! You will learn simple steps to begin with before building up to more complex routines. We have plenty of Tap shoes that you can borrow and welcome new starters any time of the year! You will also have the opportunity to perform in 'Pizazz' - though there is no pressure to if you don't want to!
INTERMEDIATES: Our Intermediate class is aimed at those who have mastered the basic steps and are able to learn at a faster pace than beginners. The class will cover moves such as pull backs, suzie cues and complex time steps. If you are familiar with most Tap steps but have had a break and are ready to learn more complicated moves, this is the class for you! The Intermediate class also has the opportunity to perform in 'Pizazz' and other showcases throughout the year.
ADVANCED: In this class we build on the intermediate steps, making them faster and putting them into more complex routines. This class is for the more experienced tapper so if you have plenty of Tap knowledge and have been dancing for a long time, this class is for you! The Advanced class always performs the first dance in 'Pizazz', and performs in a variety of showcases and events throughout the year.
COMPETITION/PERFORMANCE CLASS: This is a non-auditioned class, open to all Intermediate and Advanced members who wish to compete in National University Dance Competitions in Term 2, as well as at other exciting and distinguished events. Better yet, if you enjoy choreographing and think you could devise a great routine, you will have the opportunity to apply to be the choreographer for this class! (More information to follow in Term 1).
TAPERCISE CLASS: This class is new to 2017/18. In this class, we will combine movements from basic tap with the fun and energetic routines of Zumba. If you're just starting to learn tap this is a perfect class for you to develop your skills in a relaxed and fun way.
T.A.P (technique & performance) CLASS: This class is also new to 2017/18. In this class, members will focus specifically on the technique and performance elements of tap. These are vital skills for tappers and so we have found that a class dedicated to this is essential to improve overall performance. If you wish to improve as a tapper by learning more about technical elements, or if you just want to work on your star quality on stage, this is the class for you!
Members: Prices are £2.50 for classes
Non Members: Prices are £3.50 for classes
Term Passes are also available at the start of each Term for members.
If you are unsure of which class to join, please do contact us, check out our videos on YouTube and come along to our FREE Taster Sessions during Fresher's Fortnight!
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Current students should purchase the Warwick Tap Standard Membership below.