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With the Latin hit song “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar and choreography shouted such as ”pull back” and “time steps” you know the EC Tap Team is going to be anything but boring.
The club had their first practice on November 22 in the Simmons dance studio.
“I’m so pumped that people want to do it,” said President, Alina Beebe ’15 in response to the eight girls who attended the first practice.
Beebe created the club for Emmanuel students who haven’t had the opportunity to continue tapping since coming to college.
“We started at a young age, around three,” she said, “we want to show people what we’ve done for almost 20 years.”
There is already a dance team on campus that focuses on hip hop choreography and a dance program through the Colleges of The Fenway, but tap is different.
“We want to bring back a type of dance that is often overseen and to appreciate a different kind of art,” Danielle Angelo ’15 said. “There’s not one thing we are most excited about, it’s just being able to dance and share it with people.”
Though this club is just emerging, it is clear that the Executive Board is passionate about tap and wants to pass that on to the Emmanuel community.
EC Tap Team’s debut performance will be at Moonlight Breakfast on December 10. Until then they will be practicing and are encouraging tappers of all levels, even beginners, to come to at least one practice if they are interested.
If you can’t attend all of the practices, there will be videos of the choreography posted to their Facebook Group, EC Tap Team. Or you can contact any of the Executive Board members.
Keep an eye out for them at Moonlight Breakfast and during Spring Semester. EC Tap Team is looking to do some big things!
Emily Tourtillotte is a Staff writer for The Hub.