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Musical Tap (Open)

06 Jul 2022 to 27 Jul 2022

Wednesday

18:30

60 minutes
About the class
These musical tap classes will be high energy and lots of fun. The class will focus on musical theatre choreography, giving a taste of the theatre as well as improving our tap dance technique. Each week will be a different routine, exploring different styles of tap inspired by stage productions. 

We recommend having some experience with Tap to attend this class.

Booking

Online booking will close 10 minutes before the start time. Please ensure all personal information is entered correctly when booking your class.

Tickets can also be brought by cash or card at reception, places are subject to availability.

The capacity is 30 participants

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Studio Class FAQs

Our staff members will be there to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Masks: We encourage all our visitors and customers to wear masks or facial coverings when entering the building, using the main staircase or lift to access Level 5 Reception, unless medically exempt.


Reception: Please sanitise your hands before entering the studio. We recommend you come to the studios changed and ready to go, however, our changing/shower facilities are open.
Please ensure you are on time, if you are more than 15 minutes late to class you won’t be able to access the studio.
If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the studios to keep you and others safe. Visit the NHS website for more information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Tickets: Can be pre-booked and pre-paid for online via our DX online booking system or purchased at reception via cash or card, subject to availability.

When you buy online you will need to set up your account via our booking system. To book classes online please click here or click the shopping cart icon in the header of the website to access the account registration process and follow the simple set-up instructions.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or transferred unless the class/event is cancelled or you test positive for COVID-19. (You will need to supply proof of a positive test that has been reported to the government website.)

Concessions are available to those who are:

  • Over 60s
  • Students
  • People with disabilities
  • People on Universal Credit
  • Emergency services workers
  • NHS and social care sector workers
  • Armed forces

ID will be required on arrival

Anything comfortable that lets you move freely. You can wear tracksuit bottoms, leggings & t-shirts for most classes. Please wear light-soled trainers or dance shoes (if you have them), Contemporary and yoga classes are bare feet.

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Yes, we recommend you come to the studios changed and ready to go, however, changing/shower facilities are open.
We don’t have lockers so please take all your valuable possessions with you into the studio from the changing rooms.
Yes, please bring your refillable water bottle with you. You can take bottles with you into the studios.
You won’t be allowed to join a class if you’re more than 15 minutes late. This is because you’ll have missed the warm-up, which increases your chance of injury.
We aim to make our classes accessible to everyone regardless of disability. Read our information here or please call us on 0121 667 6730 or email info@dx.dance to discuss any support you might need.

Key Information

Duration
60 minutes
Costs
Full Price: £7.50, Concession: £6.50
Special Offers
Buy 5 classes (in one transaction) get £5 off
Suitable For
Location

DX Studio 1

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Tutor

Helen Mason

Musical Tap Tutor (she/her)

Helen gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance and Visual Practice from Brighton University (2002) and a PGCE teacher training qualification from Nottingham Trent University (2006). Since Graduating Helen’s worked as dancer, choreographer and teacher. Helen has taught for 18 years in a variety of settings such as; care homes, hostels and foyers, day centres, youth groups, schools and F.E colleges, including being a course leader and tutor on Btec, G.C.S.E, A’level and Degree Dance courses in both Nottingham and Birmingham.

Helen is the Artistic Director of Squirm Dance Company and creates work for an ‘everybody’ audience in unusual venues. Squirm creates high quality entertaining and inclusive performances and workshops for the community and National festival events. Helen believes everyone should have access to dance and this value runs through all the work Helen produces. Squirm have been commissioned for a number of performances including The Birmingham Weekender, The National wheelchair basketball opening and closing ceremonies and The Birmingham International Dance Festival.

Helen set up Freewheelin Dance in 2017, Birmingham’s first wheelchair and inclusive dance group. Freewheelin have gone on to perform locally and Nationally and have won a number of competitions including the Para Dance UK National Championships in 2018 and 2019 and for hiphop teams section of the International Open Inclusive Dance Festival 2021. Alongside opportunities provided by The Dance Hub to train with Axis Dance Company in America, Helen has further developed her teaching practice with physical and learning disabled participants and is now regularly leading sessions with Cerebral Palsy Midlands, Spectrum Day care and Midland Mencap to name just a few. Helen also teaches Contemporary and Tap dance at The Midland Art Centre.

Helen is an advocate for Inclusive dance and has appeared in a film for Parable Dance which discusses what is good practice and has spoken at the House of Lords about making physical activity in Britain more inclusive. Helen  has recently been selected to be mentored by Omari Carter to create an inclusive dance film this summer supported by Dancexchange.

Helen Mason Headshot
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