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.
Dance Trendz (Kent)
Stage Left Dancewear (Bellevue)
Intro to Tap w/ Steven Oelrich
Wednesdays from 1/8/20 -5/29/20 from 12:30-1:30pm (Open Registration)
Thursdays from 1/9/20 -5/30/20 from 5:00-5:55pm (Open Registration)
Thursdays from 1/9/20 -5/30/20 from 6:00-6:55pm (Open Registration)
This class is 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 April, you will have the knowledge needed to take one or both of our ongoing Tap 1 classes which are offered weekly. Please know, we require tap shoes for class. We have dance shoe supply locations listed on this page.
So we can determine how may people we will have in class, we pre-register for Intro to Tap. Enrollment cost is $65 for the first four weeks class meets. After the first 4 weeks in January, this series continues through the end of April under our Mix & Match pricing. Once purchased, you are registered for the series. Please know, this registration fee is not refundable for missed classes. Sorry, new client special and Mix & Match credits can not be used for the first 4 weeks of this class.
Tap 1 w/ Steven Oelrich
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
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 3 & 4 w/ Steven Oelrich
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 5 w/ John Scott
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.