Very Beginning Tap Dance
with Susan Main | Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30
“I’ve Always Wanted to Tap Dance!” you say?
Now is your chance. Some of your tap dance dreams can come true in this FUN class!
This slower-paced class is for brand-new-beginners who have never tap danced before, haven’t tap danced in a long time or need to improve on the basics. Here you will learn all the basic steps (shuffle, stomp, heel to name a few) and beautiful tap technique as you glide and groove around the studio to great music. I work with each body to find your “comfort zone” for tap and your own style.
Please call me, Susan, at 707-494-6270 or email me if you are interested, so I can determine the best time for you to start, which is at the beginning of a new short combination/dance.
Susan Main is a Northern California dance teacher, choreographer, producer and performer. She has taught tap at U.C. Santa Cruz and Razz-Ma-Tazz Dance Company in Santa Cruz; Santa Rosa Junior College, The Dance Center and Sebastopol Community Center in Sonoma County; Mason-Kahn Studio and The Center For Performing Arts in San Francisco; and Gualala Arts and The Arena Theater in Mendocino County. Outside of the studio, she has choreographed for 42nd Street Moon in San Francisco and The Santa Rosa Players. She was the tap coach for the cast of “Cole!” at Theater on the Square, San Francisco. She also teaches modern, jazz, musical theater, storytelling, singing and dancing for everyone, and general playfulness.
During her time producing at The San Francisco Jazz Festival, she was instrumental in bringing The Jazz Tap Summits to Davies Symphony Hall, staring The Nicholas Brothers, Honi Coles, Savion Glover, Jimmie Slide, Steve Condos, Sandman Sims, Bunny Briggs, and bay area favorites Sam Weber, Mark Mendonca and Camden Richmond.
She currently performs with the improvisational Wing It! Performance Ensemble, Oakland. In the past she has performed with Patti Meagher in Berkeley, Lynne Jassem (from Brenda Buffalino’s Tap Dance Orchestra) in San Francisco, Tapestry Dance Company in Santa Rosa, and Rosie Radiator, all over San Francisco.