Tap Floor Tips
Flooring can be a limiting factor for tapping at home, so if you are thinking of joining one of our Kinetics-Connected Tap classes, we’ve put together this list of suggestions and resources:
- Not recommended: Bare concrete is hard on joints and many tile (and other smooth) flooring can be dangerously slippery in tap shoes. USE CAUTION when testing a surface.
- Option 1: If you have a wood floor you don’t mind scratched and dented, piece of plywood, or vinyl flooring you can lay over a hard surface, that’s ideal.
- Option 2: Dance on thin carpet or slide a pair of socks—with grip—over your tap shoes. Note that this will provide only partial protection to wood floors.
- Option 3: If you want to forgo tap shoes and take class in street shoes, that’s also fine! Something that makes a little bit of sound is great.
- There are many DIY and on-line purchase options for tap flooring. This website outlines a number of options of varying cost and effort levels: http://www.tapdancingresources.com/products/floors/tap-boards/home-made.htm