Jordan Oliver

Tap

Classes

Minimum age: 16

Saturday: Tap

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Fee: £12

Biography

Jordan began his training at Poole Academy of Dance, then joined the England Tap Team to compete at the World Tap Championships, winning silver and bronze medals. He achieved his BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting, where he is now a tutor, on the tap faculty. His passion for teaching has led him to work at many London drama schools, as well as private tutoring to help performers rapidly improve their tap ability.

Performance credits include: The Glenn Miller Story (London Coliseum), EVITA (Phoenix Theatre), The Sound Of Music (UK/Ireland Tour), Christmas Spectacular (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Choir Of Man (Sydney Opera House/Arts Theatre).

Creative credits include: The Choir Of Man (Associate Choreographer, Norwegian Cruise Lines), Baker’s Wife (Choreographer/Movement Director, Guildford School of Acting), 9 to 5 (Director/Choreographer, Guildford School of Acting).

Class Description

This intermediate class allows dancers of all ages to expand their existing knowledge of fundamental tap steps and technique, with a focus on rhythm and musicality. How far can we push our current skill, and how fun can we make it?

We’ll look at how our cramp rolls, time steps, paddles and pick ups can be used to create different rhythms and compliment various genres of music – from 60s jazz standards to the latest releases.

Every class will include a warm up, short rudiments, and a routine – see you there!