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Defining Tap Dance Levels

Tap dance levels are tricky business. 


Because there is no standard level that is acknowledged by the Tap Dance Community at large.

This means that what is considered advanced in one place can often be considered Advanced Beginner in another. 


How do you label the levels of classes at a dance studio?

What about at a Tap Festival?

How do you know which level to sign yourself up for? 

How do you know which level to place a student in?

Let’s talk about it!

Listen‌ ‌to‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode‌ ‌to‌ ‌hear‌ ‌about:‌ ‌

  • Why tap dance levels are so tricky
  • What to consider when placing a tap dancer’s level.
  • How I categorize tap dance levels, from absolute beginner through advanced professional. 
  • How I label levels at my studio, Grooves Unlimited.
  • How I place a dancer’s level at my studio.
  • How I label levels at iTapOnline.
  • What’s available to iTap Members at every level. 
  • How I place a dancer’s level at iTapOnline. 
  • How I labeled levels for Jersey Tap Fest.
  • How I placed levels for Jersey Tap Fest.
  • Improv class levels. 
  • Tips for adults dancers who need help placing their level at tap dance events. 
  • Do levels really even matter in Tap Dance? 

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