5 Things You Need To Know About Tap
- Tap dance makes you smarter - Tap steps are complex. Learning, practicing, and putting them together is great exercise for your brain, and we all know brain exercise could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the long-run.
- Tap dancers are part of History - Tap boasts a long line of legendary performers like Gene Kelly & Ginger Rogers, who have passed down their dance skills and stories to the next generation. Great respect for elder teachers and tap dance history has kept the tap legacy alive.
- Tap dance improves balance - Tap dancing requires a lot of weight shift. This improves your balance, coordination and core control, which means better posture, less back pain and less chance of injury from tripping or falling.
- Tap Dance is Fun Fitness - Once you learn the basics, tap dance choreography is an aerobic activity. Practice three times a week and you’ll see the cardiovascular (heart-healthy) benefit of tap dance.
- Tap dance is noisy - It doesn’t matter how old you are, making noise just feels good. Tapping is a release that is actually great for improving emotional health and self-confidence. Tap dance gives an outlet for expression to those, like seniors or children at risk, who may not typically have a voice.