Tap, Jazz, Contemporary
The steps of contemporary dance leave full creative and stylistic freedom, the dancer becomes a choreographer of himself and the whole thing revolves around his ability to improvise.
Also in this discipline, as for classical ballet, it is important to develop a capacity for control over the legs, the use of openings and all other fundamental characteristics for a dancer.
Not only does contemporary dance training teach students how to access their emotions and give them the physical conditioning and training to express them, but it also gives them a sense of empowerment.
Creatively rendering emotion and thought into physical movement gives students a kind of unique “voice” with which to express themselves, so they can find ways to express themselves, even when words aren’t sufficient.
This can be especially helpful for shy students or students with learning disabilities, and builds confidence in students who might otherwise feel invisible and unheard.
Benefit of Tap Dancing
Tap dancing is beneficial in many ways.
Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination.
Tap dance combinations build strength in the legs and feet in addition to increasing flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles.
1st Place in Jewels Festival, 2020 - Lea Miyu Foulloy, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani
1st Place in International Japan Ballet Competition - Reina Nakamura, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani
Top 12 in YAGP NY, 2019 - June Morishige, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani
3rd Place in Jewels Festival, 2019 - June Morishige, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani
2nd Place in Riga Spring Festival, 2018 - Reina Nakamura, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani
2nd Place in Riga Spring Festival, 2018 - June Morishige, Choreographed by Mami Tomotani
Top 12 in YAGP Pholadelphia, 2015 - Fuki Takahashi