Some tap dancing exercises are included in the ballet class training from Primary level and upwards.
Below are some of the many benefits of including tap exercises in the early ballet training.
The Benefits of Tap Dancing for Classical Ballet Students:
- Strengthening of feet ankles and knees.
- Strengthening of coordination.
- Allowing for freedom of movement.
- Strengthening and increasing of flexibility in feet so essential for control in ballet.
- Toning of lower body muscles so essential to ballet training.
- Strengthening of the core thus improving balance, body posture and transfer of weight.
- Training of muscle memory thus improving balance, coordination, and control.
- Development of rhythmical harmony.
- Training in of rhythm and tempo thus expanding musical abilities.
- Development of rhythmic and listening skills in the execution and understanding of rhythm patterns and therefore beneficial for memory and cognitive functions.
- Development and expansion of musicality.
- Development of coordination and big motor skills in young children through the combination of movement, sound, and music.