Want to learn how tap dance like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire?
Join our Beginner Tap Dance Classes for Adults!
In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street.
Classes are taught by award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis.
This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap-dancing skills.
What is Tap Dance? Tap dance is a style of dance known for rhythm and musicality. Tap dancers wear shoes fitted with metal plates that create sounds when the dancer strikes their foot on a hard surface, such as the floor. Made famous by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Mr Bojangles and movie musicals from the 20th century.
Tap shoes are required for this class. Tap shoes can be purchased at the Dance Essentials Co. store in Bowral.
Beginner Tap: 11 am – 12 pm AEST (1 hour)
Beginner Tap Extended: Mondays, 12 pm – 12:30 pm AEST (30 minutes)
Address: Mittagong Scout Hall, 7 Louisa St Mittagong, 2575, NSW Australia [View Map]
Classes run during school holidays and public holidays, except where noted.
Teacher: Bonnie Curtis
About the Teacher
Bonnie Curtis is a multi-faceted artist, driven by an inquisitive imagination and a desire to discover.
Born and bred in Sydney, Bonnie trained at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts before moving to Europe to further her artistic development.
Whilst in Europe, Bonnie had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s best dancers and choreographers.
Upon her return to Australia, Bonnie completed a secondment with Australian Dance Theatre, immersing herself in their unique style of contemporary dance.
Recently Bonnie was selected to be part of the ATLAS Programme for emerging choreographers at ImPulsTanz in Austria.
During her career, Bonnie has worked as an independent artist, playing the role of producer, director, choreographer and performer in works for film, installation and live performance.
Her creations and collaborations have been featured at ImPulsTanz, Museum Moderner Kunst (AT), Girona Film Festival (ES), Quadstock Music Festival (US), CinéWomen|Womenartconnect (EU), Asia International Youth Short Film Exhibition (CN), Biennale of Sydney, Sydney World Film Festival, and Sydney Fringe Festival (AU), among others.
Bonnie is also a passionate teacher of dance and has been teaching for 10 years.
She has taught technique, performance and creative development in both Australia and overseas.
Her current and past appointments include Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Undergraduate Program), Te Auaha Institute of Creativity (NZ), Evolve Performance Studios, APA Macarthur, STADS, amongst many others.
Bonnie is the facilitator of Interchange Australia’s dance program, which is an inclusive dance program specially catered to people with disability. Bonnie believes that everyone should experience the joy of dance, regardless of age or ability.
At heart, Bonnie is a rebel bun-head who discovered her love of dance theatre while living in Berlin. Bonnie’s practise incorporates technical elements of dance with creativity and somatic movement practices.