beg./int. tap with becky
In this class, students will develop their tap technique while exploring different styles from Rhythm Tap to Broadway. Modifications are given throughout for students to adjust the difficulty of the steps and combinations, making this class accessible to many levels.
Beginner: This class is designed for novice dancers or students who have not danced for many years. We will continue to emphasize proper posture, muscle development, flexibility, musicality, and grace of movement through beginner level combinations. Students are expected to know basic dance vocabulary and have a desire to improve their strength and technique.
Intermediate: Dancers with previous training will enjoy the transition into an intermediate level class. Students will progress at a quick yet comfortable pace while increasing strength and flexibility. Movement combinations are layered with multiple steps to refine and advance your dance technique on a pre-professional level.
Becky Mastin hails from State College, Pennsylvania, and is a multiform tap dancer with additional training in jazz, ballet, and modern. Becky studied under Sarah Mason at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, and has been a member of the Fraser Street Dancers, Crunch! Productions, and Jade Dance Project. Since 2011, Becky has been active in Philadelphia’s dance community, beginning with her appearance in “Too Darn Hot” a Philadelphia Fringe production, and soon after became a member of Tap Team II. In 2012, she began performing with The Lady Hoofers as a founding company member, rehearsal assistant, and is now a main choreographer for the ensemble. Becky has taken class with and performed alongside many tap masters including Jimmy Slyde, Dianne Walker, Heather Cornell, Roxane Butterfly, Ayodele Casel, Karen Callaway Williams, and Andrew Nemr.