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Tap Dance

Tap Shoes

Recommendations

 

We recommend Bloch or Capezio shoes that offer support. You will want to ask for shoes that are not split sole or considered a "jazz tap" shoe. We do not recommend 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

Dancewear Center (Kirkland & Renton)

DWC Hours & Location — Dancewear Center

Online

Discount Dance Supply, Amazon, Capezio, Bloch

Intro to Tap

January 5 - March 30

Thursdays @ 11am

 w/ Steven Oelrich

Thursdays @ 7:45pm

w/ Mackenzie Evans

Please email us if you'd like to be notified the next time we offer this series. 

These will be 3-month Intro to Tap series that run from January 5th through March 30th. They require enrollment for all three months. Please email us if the class you want to attend is full and you'd like to be placed on the waitlist or on a list to notify next time we offer the series. 

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, you will have the knowledge needed to take one or both of our ongoing Tap 1 classes which are offered ongoing weekly. 

Important Registration Info

These in-person classes are for adults only. By purchasing this series, I understand this is a 3-month tap dance series that requires the use of tap dance shoes. The initial $70 purchase will register you for the series and cover the cost of classes in the month of January. There will be (2) additional charges of $70, one being on February 1st, and the last one being on March 1st. Thank you for understanding that we cannot offer refunds for unattended classes.

Tap Technique (Beg/Inter)

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Work on your technique in these classes geared towards making your tap dancing cleaner, fasters, and more precise. Expect to learn new steps and variations of steps. We will also work on cleaning up sounds and transitions between steps. These classes will not include a dance routine, but will instead incorporate across-the-floor and center work exercises. 

Tap 1

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A class for those with at least 6 months of current tap dance experience or anyone finishing our Intro to Tap series. You will learn to combine steps so you can perform Shim-Sham, Shirley Temple, Waltz Clog. In this level, you'll begin learning basic time steps. We also dance across the floor and learn small combinations. 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 1/2 

 

Offered 3x weekly!

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A class for those with at least 1 year of current tap dance experience. Expect to go across the floor, learn new steps, and put together fun little combinations. You will learn different variations of time steps, including chug and travel times steps. This class incorporates both rhythm tap 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 2 

 

Offered 3x weekly!

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For those with at least 2-4 years of tap experience. Expect to combine steps to create upbeat and interesting across-the-floor exercises, as well as learn 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 in fun and unique ways. This class differs from Tap 1/2 in that you will be expected to remember and combine steps in a quicker manner, be able to tap dance with increased speed, and will be asked to remember slightly longer combinations. 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 2/3  w/ Shanee Luk

 

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For those with at least 4-5 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. By now you should know how to swing steps, incorporate syncopation, tap to varying tempos, and quickly learn new steps and accentuate your performance 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

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You will learn intermediate steps that require stamina and precision. We quickly 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 5 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.

Tap 4  w/ Steven Oelrich

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Clients should have extensive knowledge of steps and be able to quickly put them together in center floor routines and across the floor exercises. You can expect fast-paced and complex combinations of steps, be able to add holds and hand claps between steps to music of different time signatures in order to produce interesting and unique rhythmic percussion.

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