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Vintage dancing in Brighton!

​​Silver Screen Dance

Tap Dance

Silver Screen Dance presents...adult tap dance classes in Brighton!

 

Tap dance today has developed in a variety of styles, but no-one can beat the stars of the silverscreen era for graceful and joyful tapping. Inspired by dancers such as Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and Ann Miller, Silver Screen Dance teaches this fun and elegant  style in relaxed and friendly classes for all adults.  Tap dancing is great exercise, it tones muscles and develops your balance, but more importantly, it is a lot of fun!  Join us to discover for yourself the fun and satisfaction of tap dancing as we combine movement and music, style and rhythm. 

 

My students come from a range of dance backgrounds - from those who took many classes as kids to those who have only recently started dancing as an adult - and are a mixture of men and women, younger and older.  I try to make sure that everyone in the class is being challenged to improve their technique and learn new steps, whilst keeping the challenges achievable and the classes relaxed and enjoyable.  In each class we do a warm up, a variety of exercises to teach new steps and improve technique, and work on a dance which we build on throughout the term.  We dance to a range of music - vintage swing music features heavily but anything from motown to mambo is fair game if it fits well with the steps and inspires a dance!

 

Classes run throughout the year in courses of 6 weeks; please see below for your next chance to join a class.

 

Upcoming classes...
Complete Beginners Tap Dance - 6 Week Course

Thursdays 7.00-8.00 pm, starting 9th January 2020

At Brighton Youth Centre, Brighton (Kemptown)

£45

Suitable for adults with no previous tap experience (and those who have tapped a little before but want to start again from scratch).  In these classes we will learn the fundamental steps and technique of tap dance.  We'll practice basic moves such as shuffles, tap-springs, pick-ups and rolls and link these together into simple but fun sequences to build confidence and get you dancing.

Please note that you do not need to have proper tap shoes to take this course - any flat or low-heeled shoes that don't grip the floor will be fine to start off in.  If you would like to buy tap shoes though I am happy to advise on where you can buy them and which style to go for.


ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: to book your place please contact me.

 

Improvers Tap Dance - 6 Week Course

Tuesdays 7.00-8.00 pm, starting 7th January 2020

At Brighton Youth Centre, Brighton (Kemptown)

£45

Suitable for adults with some previous tap experience (e.g. at least a year of tapping, or those with more experience who would like to revise the basics).  In these classes we will revise the fundamental steps and technique of tap dance.  We'll be practicing basic moves such as shuffles, tap-springs, pick-ups and rolls and working on building these into compound steps and simple but fun sequences to build confidence and get you dancing.

This class is a friendly group made up of people of who have been tapping for between 1-3 years.  Please note that it is not suitable for complete beginners, but if you have done a little tap before or have had a long break, this class should be a good level for you.

Please note that you do not need to have proper tap shoes to take this course - any flat or low-heeled shoes that don't grip the floor will be fine to start off in.  If you would like to buy tap shoes though I am happy to advise on where you can buy them and which style to go for.


ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: to book your place please contact me.

 

Looking for a different level of class or unable to join us just yet?  Courses at a variety of levels will be starting throughout the year, so please join the mailing list to receive details of new classes as soon as they are announced:

Read what current students have to say:

 

"Flo is the most patient and lovely teacher! It's so much fun and great exercise and I look forward to it every week!"

 

"When I started tap again after a 30-year break I knew I'd get an hour's aerobic workout but I'd forgotten how much FUN tap dancing is. It's a great way to spend an evening; learning a skill and getting a legal high from all those endorphins!"

 

"The tap classes are a great way to exercise while having fun, they are great stress busters."

 

"Really good fun! I'm enjoying Flo's classes, clear instruction and a good pace. Even when I get it wrong it's OK and when I get it right it feels great!"

 

"Really fun, nicely informal and good range of learners. Flo is a really good teacher and has excellent taste in music!"

 

"Brilliant class for finding your feet in tap, I now look forward to Tuesdays!"

 

"It's really fun, it's a good workout and Flo is a very encouraging and inspiring teacher!"