This page offers specific information on our Rhythm Tap classes for improvers. More general information on all classes and information on our beginners, intermediate, and advanced classes is available here.
Our improvers classes are suitable for tappers with about one year of tap experience, for returners who wish to refresh their tap skills from previous years, or at the teacher's recommendation. Students will fine-tune and build on the basics of rhythm tap, including a number of amalgamations with Shuffles, Falaps, Picksteps, and Cramprolls. In addition, students will also be introduced to more advanced steps, gradually increasing their tap repertoire step by step. Whilst part of each class will focus on the technical side of tap steps, improving every individual student's tap skills, we will also learn fun tap routines to a wide range of music, thus fostering students' ability to remember longer sequences of tap steps. In our online members section, students will be provided with short tutorial videos of all the tap steps and recordings of our choreographies to help them practice at home.
Improvers are welcome to join our classes at any point during the year. It might be that the class is halfway through learning a choreography, but new students will soon catch up with everybody. Due to limited availability of spaces, new students are asked to get in touch with us in advance to briefly double check whether there are any empty spaces, but generally students are welcome to join at any time.
LOCATION & TIMES
There are two improvers classes per week. Currently these two improvers classes are at a slightly different level (i.e. Improvers 2 is slightly more advanced than Improvers 1), but soon the two levels will level out, and the same content will be taught in both classes. As soon as the classes have levelled out, attendance at both weekly improvers classes will be available through a 'double' membership (see below). This change will be announced here. The two classes take place as follows:
The same content is taught in both classes. Students who wish to attend both classes per week
can subscribe to the Double membership pass (see below);
Both classes take place in Market Dance Studio of Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff;
Classes also run on Bank Holidays and over the school holidays.
Classes are paid for by a monthly membership fee which gives access to a whole month's set of classes. This fee is paid by means of a direct debit to Rhythm Tap Cardiff at the beginning of each month. There are two different types of membership:
Standard RTC membership: £18 per month, for one tap class per week at the same level;
Double RTC membership: £25 per month, for two tap classes per week at the same level [only available for the Improvers classes];
Extended RTC membership: £30 per month, for two tap classes per week at two different levels;
Premium RTC membership: £40 per month, which gives access to all tap classes (at all levels).
For more information on how to set up payment of your monthly membership fee, see our payment page in the members area.
Students are required to bring along their own tap shoes. For information on where to buy tap shoes and which make of shoe we recommend, see the answers in our FAQs section.