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Our Next Tap Revue is schedule for March 2019

   

 

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Season begins in November and we will start a new beginners class.  Contact Kathy Betts for details  480-319-9036

   

 

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 YOU CAN BECOME A SUNSATIONALS DANCER

 

 

The Sunsationals Tap Dance Club makes available quality senior adult tap dance classes from November through March of each year.  Whether you have a great deal of tap dance experience or none at all, our proessional instructor, Stephani Szoki, will teach you not only how to tap dance but how to perform. In addition to getting an aerobic workout, tap dancing can improve your coordination, concentration, stamina, balance and memory.   Many of our tap dancers took their first lesson after receiving their first medicare check; others danced when they were youngsters.  Only a few of our dancers have danced most of their life.  Our members range in age from 55 to 85 and their skill levels vary widely.  The only prerequisites to becoming a Sunsationals dancers is that you have a sense of rhythm, enjoy having fun and that you want to learn to dance -- we can teach you the rest.

 

Tap classes meet with our instructor each Tuesday morning, November through March, in the auditorium of Sunland Village East.  Classes are between 9:00 a.m and noon.  The time commitment will vary depending on the routines we are practicing and whether or not we are preparing for an upcoming show.  Usually our beginning tappers are alloted an hour each Tuesday to practice the basics of tap.  More advanced dancers are taught energetic and creative routines that they perfect for performances.  Dancers practice on Friday's from 9:00 a.m. to noon reinforcing what they learned from the instructor during previous class. 

 

Our current dues are $25 per month, November through March, and the dues include the instructor's fee.  The first lesson is usually free.  Dancers furnish their own shoes and from time to time are required to purchase specific leotards, show tights and other personal performance clothing.  Members participate in fund raisers to help the Club purchase matierial and accessories for costumes.  Many of the costumes are hand-made by a few members who possess (amazing) seamstress skills. 

 

Tap dance classes are open to all residents of Sunland Village East (Mesa, Arizona) and we also welcome seniors from the surrounding communities to participate as guest members.

 

For more information, please contact our Recruitment Coordinator Alicia Hall.