Tap dance - Ixelles Flagey "Den Teirling"

Session from September till April : level 1
Session from April till June : level 2
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The dance classes at Apollo Swing are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience. Our instructors are excited to share their passion for jazz dance with anyone willing to listen; our classes are relaxed, inclusive, social, and just a lot of fun! Different styles of dancing and approaches to teaching are celebrated and embraced here at Apollo: swing dances are social dances, defined by improvisation and freedom of expression. Diversity, creativity, and community are at the heart of what jazz dance is all about, and our mission here at Apollo Swing! 

Our
Level 1

Level 1

In this beginners tap dance course you will be introduced to basic tap dance techniques, learn traditional vocabulary and choreographies. 
Part of the classes will be also exercices on rhythm feel and timing, all in connection with jazz music. 
The aim of the course is working on an ability to improvise, dance with full body and rhythm awareness as well as learn about history of this unique dance.
 

Level 1 + Plus

Level 1 + Plus

In this tap dance course, we will further develop basic tap dance techniques, and work on precision and speed. 
We will expand on the vocabulary and learn traditional tap dance choreographies. 
The lesson will include exercises on rhythm feel and timing, all in connection with jazz music. 
The course aims to work on improvising, and dancing with full body and rhythm awareness, and learn about the history of this unique dance.

Levels

Teachers

Bára - Apollo Swing

Bára Hřebačková

Tap
Level 1

Pricing

Start

September-April2023
233€ pp
/17 classes
213€ pp
/17 classes
for students under 26 years old

Dates:

21/09/2023 ~ 11/04/2024
no classes on 26/10/2023, 02/11/2023, 28/12/2023, 04/01/2024, 11/01/2024, 18/01/2024, 25/01/2024, 01/02/2024, 08/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 22/02/2024, 29/02/2024, 07/03/2024

Continuation

April-June2024
124€ pp
/9 classes
113€ pp
/9 classes
for students under 26 years old

Dates:

18/04/2024 ~ 27/06/2024
no classes on 02/05/2024, 09/05/2024

On January 11th and 25th, February 8th and 22nd we have 4 extra tap dance classes with Katja Nielsen. (55€)

KATJA NIELSEN:

After her musical theatre studies in singing, dancing, and acting in Berlin, Katja Nielsen has performed in musicals throughout Germany and on Tournee productions for musicals all over Europe. She was a member of the Renaissance theatre Berlin and Schmitz Tivoli Hamburg as well as part of the German musical cast of 42ndstreet. After leaving her active stage career she started a new chapter in teaching, first as a dance teacher for jazz and tap dance later as artistic director of “Opera Mobile”, a company that reinvented and dedusted operas for young ears and today she is mostly engaged in vocal projects such as the vocal trio “Stain Swingers” performing close harmonies from the 20ies 30ies and 40ies.

Katja also teaches music and musical theatre at the German school in Brussels, celebrates secular ceremonies as a wedding officiant and is hired for educational musical projects in Belgium and France. “Tap dance always had a very special place in my heart since it was a big part of my studies and also later on, I always loved the musicals with big tap dance numbers”. Tom Fletcher, Josh Hillman, Victor Cuno, Brenda Buffalino and the Belgium tap dancer Grégoire Vandersmissen were among those tap dancers who taught her not only the required technique but also the second very important component: the joy for the dance and rhythmical interpretation.

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