Thursday, February 3, 2011

Teaching Arms in Tap

I was so excited to see this article in Dance Teacher Magazine this month: "Theory and Practice: Armed for Tap." It's all about teaching arms and how to use them effectively in tap. I see it all too often - tap students who haven't been trained in ballet but are quick and nimble on their feet, throw their performance out the window with poorly used arms. Dancer, director and choreographer, Ray Hesselink, offers the advice. Here is some of his choreography to enjoy!

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