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Classical Tap
The University of the Arts

CE 6107N 01 Classical Tap

CE 6107N 01

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Corinne Karon



Summer 2018

  • (Jun. 7 to Aug. 9)
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 0.00 Credits
  • 0.00 Credits
  • Tuition: $240 / Fees: $20
Tap dance is a uniquely American dance form evolved from African-American and Irish-American folk dances. This course focuses on teaching classical tap steps, rhythm and technique. Class consists of warm-up and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations. This course is appropriate for all levels of experience, including beginners. Tap shoes are required.

Course Overview

From the most advanced to the fresh beginner, this course will allow you to work on your technique! We will focus on incorporating dance as part of our overall rhythmic expression!

What will you learn in this course?

Develop your level of tap technique Display confidence in your ability to dance Explore working with props/musical instruments By the end of the semester you will have worked on your individual technique, broadened your knowledge of tap technique and displayed confidence in your ability to dance. You will have the opportunity to perform and can experiment with technique, ideas and choreography.

Suggested Readings + Links to other content

Tap Dancing America – A Cultural History by Constance Valis Hill (Optional text – NOT required for this course)


Tap shoes are required. Instructor recommends Baum's in South Philly on Passyunk Ave.

    • Classical Tap by Lou Caltabiano 2016
    • Classical Tap by Lou Caltabiano 2016
    • Corinne Karon and tap students