Students experience a variety of tap styles with strong emphasis on technique and performance. Instructors focus on the rhythm tap style, with influences of tap masters such as Brenda Bufalino and Sam Weber. Our tap training can begin as early as Kindergarten age, where students are introduced to elementary rhythms and use of the body, legs and feet in basic tap steps. As students mature and progress, increasingly demanding technical exercises and complex routines are taught. Students are given some musical and historical context for better understanding of jazz music and tap dance as an American artistic expression, and are exposed to swing, funk, blues, and Latin music and rhythms. Students have opportunities for master classes and workshops with professional tap dancers, and live music is incorporated as much as possible.