Tuesday, June 8, 2010
TAP, TAP, TAPPING AT THE BUGS FARMER'S MARKET
For our annual farmer's market, the BUGS Students presented tap dance for the performance. They learned about Gregory Hines, the Nicholas Brothers and Gene Kelly. They were great pioneers in the field of tap. Watching videos of all of these performers got all of the students excited about tapping. They were taught the basics... toe, heel and dig. Then slowly creating a choreographic work around the steps and phrases that were taught - The Shirley Temple, Cramp Rolls and the like. With all of that, they were ready to perform for an audience.