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Where to Get Shoes

 

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

Stage Left Dancewear (Bellevue)

stageleftdancewear.com

Online

Discount Dance Supply

Amazon

Capezio Website

Bloch Wesbite

Tap Dance

(in-person, livestream, and recorded classes available)

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Intro to Tap

w/ Steven Oelrich

Tuesdays @ 5pm

Sept 6 - Nov 29 (no class Nov 1)

This series is full - If you'd like to be notified in next time we offer this series, please email us.

 

This is a 3-month Intro to Tap series that runs from September 6th through November 29th. Classes will take place from 5:00pm-5:55pm on Tuesdays, excluding November 1st. 

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, 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 September. There will be (2) additional charges of $70, one being on October 1st, and the last one being on November 1st.

Thank you for understanding that we cannot offer refunds for unattended classes.

Tap 1  w/ Steven Oelrich

Saturdays @ 10:45am w/ Shanee Luk

Wednesdays @ 7:15pm w/ Steven Oelrich
 

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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  w/ Steven Oelrich

 

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  w/ Steven Oelrich

 

Offered 2x weekly!

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For those with a couple years of tap experience. 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. 

Tap 2/3  w/ Shanee Luk

 

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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

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You will learn intermediate 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.

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.