Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Land of Sweet Taps / Rosemary Boross|
Actor: Rosemary Boross
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
The Land Of Sweet Taps is a beginner?s tap class filled with sweets and fun for children ages 4 thru 8. It is an enjoyable, easy way for children to learn tap dancing fundamentals. It teaches all of the basic sounds, rhy... more »
Excellent Introduction to Tap for All Ages (kids are target
Arsmay | Denver, Colorado USA | 04/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent no frills video for ages 4 years to adult. I've owned the VHS version for 5 years. It is now available on DVD. Basic tap steps are explained and demonstrated clearly in a dance studio class setting. The teacher demonstrates the steps and the students then practice with the music. You and your little dancer will want to join them. Our six-year-old wanted to use the video to practice even before doing homework. The songs help maintain interest and make the steps easy to learn, remember and practice. One warning-- you will find the tunes rattling around in your head after a few practice sessions.
A child can easily use this video to develop a strong foundation for future dance class experiences. We use the video to reinforce and build on what is being taught in a once a week tap class. Our six-year-old practiced with the tape just three or four times before her first tap class yet she had picked up enough for her teacher to ask if she had taken lessons before.
I've sat through many dance classes with two little girls and know how difficult it is for a nondancing adult to help a young child practice at home. Young children often find it difficult to remember what was taught in class and cannot practice alone. This tape helps bridge the gap.
I have not been able to find the Sweet Taps cd or audio cassette, but would love to have it. I also purchased the Dancing for Kids DVD with Rosemary Borass. The Tot Tap class uses the same music featured so prominently in Land of Sweet Taps. The basic steps are taught but the combinations are simplified for working with younger children. For beginning tappers, Land of Sweet Taps is more comprehensive and older children will find it more challenging. Younger children will be able to grow into Sweet Taps. A good buy."