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 Dance

Intro to Tap  w/ Steven Oelrich

Wednesdays from 1/8/20 -5/29/20 from 12:30-1:30pm 

Thursdays from 1/9/20 -5/30/20 from 5:00-5:55pm 

Thursdays from 1/9/20 -5/30/20 from 6:00-6:55pm 

Our current Intro to Tap classes started in January. If you have some tap dance experience, we welcome you to drop-in to these classes anytime. Please email us to be notified next time we register for this series.

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.

Tap 1  w/ Steven Oelrich

These ongoing classes can be paid for using Mix & Match plans.


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

These ongoing classes can be paid for using Mix & Match plans.


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

Saturdays 11:15am / starts Jan 4, 2020

These ongoing classes can be paid for using Mix & Match plans.


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 & 4  w/ Steven Oelrich

These ongoing classes can be paid for using Mix & Match plans.

 

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/ John Scott

These ongoing classes can be paid for using Mix & Match plans.
 

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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