Tap Dance Class for Teen&Adult (Level I)
This class is for absolute beginners. Taught by Lane Alexander, the teaching method utilizes deep listening and relaxation as well as “call and respond games” to teach rhythms and steps. Students will learn to listen first, speak second; basic vocabulary and rhythmic patterns; as well as combinations of steps and rhythms. For adults, it is often necessary to focus on relaxation and deep listening to find “the groove.” The class is cumulative over the term of each session and online learning videos accompany the classes. We play to learn – we learn to play. Note: This class is designated for ages 13 and up, and the estimated duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The American Rhythm Center is a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. The new home for dance in Chicago, offering affordable classes for dancers of all levels and rehearsal spaces for dance and theater arts. Major funding has been provided by Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Boeing Company, Pamela Crutchfield, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture at Prince, Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, the James. S. Kemper Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, matching funds from the Polk Bros. Foundation through IFF and many generous individuals. Pro bono legal support was provided by Jenner & Block LLP.
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