The Best Tap Classes in Los Angeles
Put Some Rhythm in Your Life!
Tap dancing is an exciting rhythmic solo dance form distinguished by percussive footwork, that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Some descriptive step names are brush, flap, shuffle, ball change, and cramp roll. Tap dancing is a vigorous form of dance and many adults tap dance to keep fit. Tap dancing is a great way to gain balance, strength, agility, and musicality and is a unique dance in that the tapper is both a dancer and a percussive instrument playing along with the band.
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A private lesson is the fastest, most efficient way to learn a new dance. (Offer applies to new students only.)
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We have a variety of fun group dance classes to choose from. No partner or dance experience necessary.
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LOVE this studio!!!! The instructors love to dance and are vested in your becoming a better dancer. No matter what your dance goals are, this is the place to go.
By Your Side is the best dance studio. The teachers are fantastic dancers and excellent instructors. They strive for excellence, precision and elegance, and do so with great encouragement and motivation. Their feedback and instruction is very uplifting and they provide a warm and welcoming learning environment. convenient hours, great parking, great location. Always leave dance class feeling wonderful!
We worked with Laura to choreograph our wedding dance. We started out with zero moves and no confidence but after four sessions we were tearing up the floor and having the time our lives.
No previous dance experience necessary.
We guarantee you will be tap dancing in no time at all!
A Brief History Of Tap Dancing
The sources of tap dancing include the Irish solo step dance, the English clog dance, and African dance movements. In the 1920s and 1930s, black dancers contributed to the development of new styles of tap dance, and black dance teams became popular for their acrobatic, often satirical acts.
Later tappers like Fred Astaire provided a more ballroom look to tap dancing, while Gene Kelly used his extensive ballet training to make tap dancing incorporate all the parts of the ballet. This style of tap led to what is today known as “Broadway-style,” which is more mainstream in American culture. It often involves high heeled tap shoes and show music, and is usually the type of tap first taught to beginners. The best examples of this style are found in Broadway musicals such as 42nd Street.
Learn From The Best Tap Dancing Teacher in Los Angeles
By Your Side Dance Studio provides you with the best Tap dancing teacher in a private setting so that you receive one-on-one personal Tap dance instruction custom-tailored to your particular needs. We also provide Tap dancing lessons as group classes.