TAP IS BACK!
Wednesdays, 6:45pm, Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Thatcham, RG18 4QH
NEW! Low-Impact Tap
Mondays, 11:30am, Vibez Dance Studios, Woodley, RG5 3JP
Fridays, 11:15am, Thatcham Parish Hall, Thatcham, RG18 4JP
If you love to feel the beat of the music, learn a new skill and PARTY then tap dancing is for you!
Adult tap classes with Sonia Brown are centred around learning exciting choreography ranging in many different styles, providing not just a physical workout but a mental one too!
As with all dance styles, it’s very common to be in a class of mixed abilities, especially in tap. Sonia provides adaptations for you as an individual to make sure you’re challenging yourself but also, and more importantly, to ensure that no one gets left behind.
Sonia offers a friendly, non-syllabus class at an intermediate/advanced level. Suitable for any age, the class centres around learning choreography to a new dance every half term.
The focus of the class is to have fun tap dancing, rather than drilling technique.
Low-Impact Tap with Sonia Brown is an upbeat, funky, beginner tap class for any age. The class avoids the use of jumps and springs to create a gentler dance workout, and ballet barres are on-hand if needed for extra stability.
During the class, we will learn new steps and work towards a fun dance every half term.
£8 per class (one hour). Payment is on a termly basis (in line with the school academic year), and is expected by the first lesson of term.
Each student is entitled to ONE free trial. Should you decide to continue Tap With Sonia Brown, it is expected that you reserve your space in class by paying in advance for the remaining lessons of that term by the following class.
Unfortunately, I cannot accept cheques and I do not offer refunds for missed classes.
Are the classes affected by Coronavirus?
Yes. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes have been postponed until further notice. Hopefully, we'll all be back to normal soon, and the classes will resume when it is safe to do so.
What do I need to bring to my free trial?
Please bring a bottle of water.
What should I wear?
There’s no need for you to invest in a specialist dance uniform (unless you want to!) Just come in clothes you can move comfortably in such as leggings or tracksuit bottoms.
To get the most out of your tap classes you will need a pair of tap shoes with a ball and heel tap. However, for your trial class a hard-sole, flat shoe would be fine; a shoe that isn't too grippy and is able to make a little sound. I would recommend that if you do sign up for Tap Classes With Sonia Brown, to visit our fantastic local dancewear shop, Dancia International, where they stock a variety of tap shoes. There are some dodgy shoes on the internet, and dance shoe sizing varies dramatically so having them professionally fitted in person will save you time and money. Dancia International's details can be found below. Sonia's recommendation would be a low-heeled, full-sole jazz tap but there will be cheaper alternatives if preferred.
Dancia Reading, 36-38 Prospect Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8JL
Tel. 0118 9478123
Dancia Crowthorne, 235 High Street, Crowthorne, RG45 7AH
Tel. 01344 286884