Song and Dance. They just go together. So why not study both?
In this engaging and invigorating class, students get the best of both worlds as they are introduced to tap dance within a vocal musical theater context. The class will learn to perform fun and approacable tap routines AND the songs that accompany them!
So many great musicals feature songs combined with tap routines, particularly those done by middle schools and high schools. “Get a leg up” (literally) with the advantage that this class provides while improving rhythm, focus, musicality, creative expression, and coordination.
No previous experience is necessary! This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate students alike. Beginners will love picking up new abilities. Students with a tap and/or singing background will be taught how to hone their existing skills.
Bring tap shoes and get ready to raise the roof!
AGES: 6 – 8
DATES: Thursdays, Sep. 28 –Jan. 25
(no classes: 11/23, 12/28)
TIME: 4:15pm – 5:15pm
LOCATION: Elefante Music – 1790 Springfield Ave, New Providence
Meet the Instructor
Alexis is a proud graduate of Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, Alexis directed several theatrical productions, including a large production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She also served as Producer of a well-respected campus theater organization. Off campus, Alexis created and taught a summer theater program at The Determination Center of Central New York, a non-profit organization focused on creating a safe and nurturing environment for youth from low-income families.
As a full-time New Jersey educator of high school students, Alexis’s experiences in the classroom have honed her innate qualities of patience, kindness, leadership, and perseverance.
Some of Alexis’s favorite past roles include Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods, Woman One in The World Goes Round and Phyllis Dale in 42nd Street. She also had the honor of organizing and performing her own cabaret fundraiser for The Brooke Healey Foundation in 2015.
Alexis is thrilled to be an Elefante performing arts instructor!