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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, WA)

dancetrendzwa.com

Dancewear Center (Kirkland, WA)

https://dancewear-center.myshopify.com/collections/shoes

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/ Shanee Luk

Saturdays 10:45-11:45am / January 8-April 30

This in-person class is full and registration is CLOSED. Please email us if you would like to be notified the next time we offer this series. Zoom option is still open and available.

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)

It costs $65 to register for the first 4 weeks of this 4-month series. After the first 4 weeks, classes continue each week and is paid for using our studio pricing. To register, simply click on the link below. Sorry, but new client specials can not be used for this series. Classes are for adults 18 and older only. **Currently, masks must be worn and clients must show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or show a negative COVID-19 test each week before class.**

Tap 1  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. 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

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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 steps such as variations of Time Steps. 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.

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 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.

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 ad 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.