Tap Dance: First Step
an absolute beginner tap dance series
led by Sharon Leahy
Saturday’s, September 8, 15, 22, 29
Open to students age 9-99+
*if family members register together, each person gets a 25% discount*
First Step is a four-class series teaching the most basic tap dance fundamentals in a clear and accessible way. This class will get you dancing whether you’ve never put on a pair of tap shoes…or maybe it’s been 40ish years or so since you’ve tapped your toes. Plus, the rhythm of tap dance is timeless and ageless. Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews and everyone can learn together. We recommend this class series as an entry course to our ongoing Tap Basics class on Tuesday evenings.
About Sharon Leahy:
Sharon Leahy has spent a lifetime creating dance and theater for the stage, working with traditional forms to express/impress contemporary themes. As a choreographer she has been commissioned to create work by Jacob’s Pillow, the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, and many others. She was an artist in residence at the University of Dayton and has taught master classes at colleges across the country. As Artistic Director of Rhythm in Shoes, she led an ensemble of dancers and musicians, touring nationally and internationally, presenting original performance art that was both surprising and familiar. Carry it on…Sharon’s first dance for camera and has been seen at numerous dance film festivals including Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, The International ScreenDance Festival at the American Dance Festival and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. She has won the Blue Ribbon in the clogging contest at both the National Folk Festival at Wolftrap in Virginia and the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia.