Beginner tap teacher
I am so excited to be teaching beginner tap this year! If you've ever wanted to try out a tap dance class before and didn’t have the opportunity, or you quit when you were young then this is the class for you! I encourage anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to try tap dance before to join beginner tap as no experience is required. My class will be full of welcoming and fun energy as I want you to have the experience to love tap just like I do! We will focus on exploring different ways of making sounds (rhythms) by building on the core movements in tap throughout the year! At the end of class we will learn different combinations that include the steps that we learnt throughout class. Hope to see you all in beginner tap!
Name: Lexie Ingoldsby
Year/Program: 2nd year Concurrent Education - Health studies major, psychology minor
Hometown: Waterloo, ON
What does dance mean to me?
Dance means a community where you can feel love and support and have the opportunity to grow as an individual. Dance has always been such an important part of my life as dance has allowed me the opportunity to express myself and whatever I am feeling. What I love about dance is that it is both artistic and athletic, allowing you the opportunity to grow physically and emotionally. Dance has allowed me to make endless friendships and throughout my life and not be afraid to be myself. Overall, dance means the world to me and I wouldn’t be the same without it.
Theme song of my life: "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Most memorable dance experience: When I was in elementary school I had the opportunity to travel to Florida with my dance studio and dance at Disney. This was such an amazing experience because I danced at the happiest place on earth with the people I loved doing what I loved to do. The memories from this experience I will forever cherish and I am thankful for the opportunity.
If you were a special award, what would it be? If I was a special award it would be called the “Small but mighty” award because since I was a kid I have always been the shortest person in my class (aka always in the front row for class pictures) but I have always been told it is easy to pick me out of a crowd because of my mighty energy, friendliness, and passion in working with others. Good things always come in small packages!
I have been a dancer since I was 3 and I have trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theatre. I have completed all of my ISTD tap exams all with distinction including my associate teaching qualifications. As a member of my studio’s dance company, I had the opportunity to choreograph routines for my group and grow as a leader and choreographer. Outside of the studio I was the dance team co-captain at my high school where I had the opportunity to choreograph and run my high school’s dance team. In tap I’ve had the opportunity to train under choreographers such as Everett Smith, Allison Toffan, Johnathan Morin and Jean Link. Tap has always been my passion as I continue to look for opportunities to grow as a dancer through workshops, classes, and conventions.