Dallas Ballet Center has many classes to offer students who are interested in tap. Under the direction of Peggy McCaslin, the tap division receives a solid technical foundation. Peggy McCaslin received the prestigious Tap Legend Award from The Dance Council of North Texas in 2013 for her commitment and excellence in tap instruction. Classes are fun and fast-paced and are offered to students ages 5+ in tap. Tap is an excellent way to develop rhythm, coordination, dexterity, and agility that carries over to other dance disciplines, academics, and athletics. Classes improve concentration and a student’s ability to grasp and execute combinations and instructions quickly. Students not only learn tap technique but also develop self confidence, stage presence, and performance skills. Tap students in younger classes also receive an introduction to musical theater skills with routines that incorporate song and dance.
Attire for Tap:
Students must wear black leggings or capri pants with either a leotard, tank top, or body-fitting long top. No two-piece outfits are allowed (no bare midriffs). Socks or tights must be worn with tap shoes (no bare feet) – Students may wear Jazz pants as long as tap shoes are still visible – no baggy sweatpants or warm-up pants.
A cover-up should be worn over dance clothes to and from the studio.
Pre K Tap/Ballet 4+
Tap A Ages 5-7
Tap B Ages 7-10
Tap I A
Tap I B
Tap Teens (ages 13+)
DBC Tap Connection Junior Company (by invitation only)
DBC Tap Connection (by invitation only)