This is a worksheet packet that traces the origins and styles of the American Tap Genre. This is part of a series of worksheet packets that I created for dance history and musical theater classes. I have dozens of figures from jazz, tap, ballet, modern, and musical theater figures. I developed these packets as a teaching tool for my students as there was no textbook for high school dance history acceptable for our program.
These are written at the high school level, appropriate for most students in reading and comprehension. They are perfect for the Common Core Close Reading requirements. The packets are sourced and standard notated. They include questions. They work well as individual work, and small group work. We class correct then use the key questions for future reference.
I follow up these packets with video clips of the particular artists and reflection questions. It helps the students connect the figure with the style of choreography.
Perfect for introducing a pioneer in each genre and appropriate to leave for subs and group work too.