Friday, January 7, 2011
Take a break from reality with any of our adult classes
We had so much fun at the free beginning tap class today! At the outset of the class, everyone looked somewhat unsure.
We ranged in age from college to seniors, yet we all had the same timid look on our faces. Some people had taken tap years ago, some were currently enrolled Patel Conservatory students, and some had never taken a dance class in their lives.
Susan Downey, the instructor, immediately made everyone feel at home. We jumped right in, tapping on cue to Jai Ho. So much fun!
Before you know it, we were shuffling our feet to Cotton Eyed Joe, and step ball changing to the Love Shack, baby.
I’ve always loved to dance, to anything from rap to Broadway tunes. In all my years of dance classes, though, I never took much tap. I recall doing one tap number in South Pacific 16 years ago, but I forgot how much work it actually is. You’d be surprised how much of a sweat you can work up by just tapping your feet. It’s totally exhilarating!
And you gotta love that sound. Today’s group was amazing. With everyone on the beat, about 25 of us stomping to the music...well, it just made me think Riverdance!
As Downey said in her ABC News interview last week, when you’re concentrating on what your feet are supposed to be doing, you truly do forget about everything else. What an awesome break from reality.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m eager to return, ready for the next challenge, and grand visions of Gene Kelly choreography by May.
It's not too late to try the any of the adult dance classes. You can register any time for any of our classes, from modern to hip hop. You can also try a sampling of all of our classes with the college student or adult dance card. Purchase a 5-class or 10-class card to take a variety of classes at various times. This is the perfect solution for someone who can't commit to the same time slot every week.