When I Sing Dance
Katrina and Sloane Dance Performances
Sloane performs a tap solo to "When I Sing". Tap is Sloane’s favorite form of dance. She was competing as a 10 year old at the time this was filmed.
Tap dance is an American form of dance and it is all about the sounds. Competitive dancers doing tap numbers are not allowed to compete to recordings that have pre-recorded sounds, and music is often played at a lower volume so the judges can hear the dancer better.
Not only does a tap dancer have to get the sounds right and on beat, but they are expected to deliver them in an exciting form using intricate steps. Watch how fast the feet move and how different parts of the shoe, toe, heel or ball of the foot – are used to make sounds. Tap dancers must learn many steps, some going backwards, forwards or sideways.
Turns are usually used in tap numbers, and the shoes sometimes make it slippery – which can help with turning as long as you can control it. Tap dance may look easy, but it is really quite difficult when you first try it.