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2. CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS » Dance

TAP DANCING - For over 55's

Course ID 41122
Price $190.00 (GST included)
Status Places are available.
Location Freeston Hall, Upper Spit Road, Mosman
Tutor Penny Houston
Sessions 8 sessions of 1.5 hours
Start date Thursday, 19 October 2017
Finish date Thursday, 07 December 2017
Time 9.30am - 11.00am

For those who have ever fancied themselves a Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly type. Tap classes are a great way to relieve stress (by making all that noise!) and will really have participants working on their co-ordination skills while building musicality. A fun way to work a little extra fitness into your weekly routine.

No experience at all necessary - we will be starting with the basics, and building on it from there.

Access to Freeston Hall

Freeston Hall is located at the end of Upper Spit Road. Note there is no right hand turn into Upper Spit Road from Spit Road. If travelling from Mosman continue down Spit Hill, remaining in the right lane, and turn right at the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill into Parriwi Road (near the Spit Reserve). Immediately after turning into Parriwi Road there is a u-turn bay on the right. It is then easy to turn left from Parriwi Road back onto Spit Road and head up the hill. After the bend at the top of Spit Hill turn left into Upper Spit Road. There are signs to Freeston Hall.

There is parking at the end of the road.

Materials

Tap shoes can be bought from any Bloch store. Any of the available styles are suitable, but for beginners the low heel is recommended.
Approximate cost is $70 - $100

Before classes begin it is recommended that you scrape or rub the shoes on a concrete, cement, or other hard surface to scratch the silver tap plates. This will stop them from being as slippery when it comes to dancing.

About the presenter

Penny has been dancing since she was a child and has taught dancing in Mosman, the Lower Northshore and Northern Beaches for more than 25 years. Penny has a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management, Associate Diplomas in the teaching of Tap and Modern Dance and a teaching certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). She is currently studying a Batchelor of Education in early childhood as well as running an Acrobatic Dance school in Seaforth which is home to Manly Rugby’s Marlinettes, an under 12 years cheer squad who perform at all the Marlins home games.


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