Tap Dance

Intro to Tap  w/ Steven Oelrich

Registration opens Tuesday, November 10th. This class will be offered Mondays at 7:30pm starting January 4th(5 clients max for in-person class registration) 

Class Description

Intro to Tap classes are perfect for anyone who wants to learn tap dance, but has no experience. You will learn and connect basic tap steps, and how to transfer weight from one foot to another when connecting tap steps. You will have opportunities to listen to your tap steps with no music, but also enjoy dancing to music of different genres. Learn to dance across the floor and in small combinations as a group with others. Once this session ends at the end of December, you will have the knowledge needed to take one or both of our ongoing Tap 1 classes which are offered ongoing weekly. We require tap shoes for class and we have dance shoe supply locations listed on this page.

 

Registration Info (Important - Please read)

This session runs January 4th through April 26th. Since we can only have 5 people in classes, this session will require the full 4-month registration and commitment. Registration costs $15, which will reserve your space in classes. Once you have registered using the link below, you are enrolled in this 4-month series, and you agree to pay $70/month for Intro to Tap classes through April through autopay on January 1, February 1, March 1, and April 1. This monthly fee also includes recordings of classes. These classes will be offered in-person, but you also have the opportunity to choose the live stream class option if that suits you better. Note: If a government stay-at-home order is announced during this series, classes will be available through recordings and live stream only. 

 

Sorry no refunds after purchase. Before January 1, it may be possible to exchange for a future series. 

Where to Get Shoes

 

We suggest staying away from purchasing character or high-heel tap shoes, and do not recommend wearing shiny patent leather "Mary Jane" shoes as they restrict foot movement. 

In person

Dance Trendz (Kent)

dancetrendzwa.com

Stage Left Dancewear (Bellevue)

stageleftdancewear.com

Online

Discount Dance Supply

Amazon

Capezio Website

Bloch Wesbite

 

Tap 1  w/ Steven Oelrich

 

Taking class via livestream videoJoin here.


A class for those with at least 6 months of current tap dance experience. You will learn to combine steps so you can perform small combinations such as Shim-Sham, Shirley Temple, Waltz Clog. This class incorporates both rhythm and Broadway tap styles. We invite you to try the class out if you believe it will be a great fit with your skill level; If the class is too easy or difficult, we have other tap classes we can offer.

Below: An example of the types of steps we put together in Tap 1.

Tap 2  w/ Steven Oelrich

 

Taking class via livestream videoJoin here.


For those with a couple years of tap experience. You will learn steps like the Soft Shoe and Time Steps. Expect to combine steps to create fun and interesting across-the-floor exercises, as well as short dance combinations that keep everyone on their toes and moving. You will be introduced to syncopation and varied tempos. These classes incorporate rhythm and Broadway tap styles. We invite you to try the class out if you believe it will be a great fit with your skill level; If the class is too easy or difficult, we have other tap classes we can offer. 

 

Below: An example of an Tap 2 dance combination at our studio.

Tap 2/3  w/ Shanee Luk

 

Taking class via livestream videoJoin here.


For those with at least a few years of tap experience. You will be expected to combine steps to create fun and interesting across-the-floor exercises, as well as short dance combinations that keep everyone on their toes and moving. You will be introduced to syncopation, varying tempos, and learn to accentuate your steps with additional stylized arm and body movements. These classes incorporate rhythm and Broadway tap styles. We invite you to try the class out if you believe it will be a great fit with your skill level; If the class is too easy or difficult, we have other tap classes we can offer. 

Tap 3  w/ Steven Oelrich

Taking class via livestream videoJoin here.

You will learn advanced steps that require stamina and precision. We combine steps in new and unique ways, all while incorporating syncopation. Dancers can expect to be challenged while tapping to a variety of music in an array of time-signatures and tempos. These classes can move quickly, and is recommended for those with at least 3-4 yrs of tap dance experience. We invite you to try the class out if you believe it will be a great fit with your skill level.

Below: An example of an Tap 4 dance combination at our studio.

Tap 4  w/ Steven Oelrich

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By now you should know most, if not all tap steps. Expect to quickly combine steps together in interesting and unique ways to create outstanding rhythmic percussion. Expect fast-paced and/or complex combinations set to music of different time signatures and rhythms. We typically repeat dance combinations two to three weeks in a row. 

Below: An example of a Tap 5 dance combination at our studio.

The Studio in Issaquah

1871 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste 3

Issaquah, WA 98027

(206) 327-1468

studioissaquah@gmail.com

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