CLASSES levels


Dance classes at Wall-2-Wall Dance Center are offered by the session. New material is presented in all classes the first week of the session and then all classes progress from there. There are 4 sessions each year (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) and most sessions run 11 weeks.

All classes at our studio are 55 minutes in length. Each tap dance class begins with a warm-up and includes technique work appropriate for the level. Some choreography may be included as well.

Our class levels are defined as follows:


NEVER-2-LATE TAP

This is our “Introduction to Tap” class. It is for those with no experience in tap dancing. The pace of the class is slower than a Level 1 class so that students have an opportunity to become familiar with the basic technique before continuing to a Level 1 class. Most students will be ready to move into a Level 1 class after completing a session of Never-2-Late classes

TAP LEVEL 1
For those with some experience in tap dance. It is expected that students in this class will be familiar with the basic steps and combinations introduced in NEVER-2-LATE TAP. These classes still focus on the basics, but move at a slightly faster pace. This is the class where you really work on mastering all of the basic steps. Most students will spend several sessions in this class before they are ready to move to Level 2.

TAP LEVEL 2

For those who have mastered the basics of the tap dance and are ready for something more challenging. This class focuses on Time Steps and traditional pieces of tap dance choreography. It takes 5 sessions to complete Level 2 before you will be ready to move to Level 3 and each session we offer 2 different "sub-levels" of Level 2. It is recommended that students take the Level 2 classes in order, beginning with LEVEL 2.1 and work their way up to LEVEL 2.5. The 5 sub-levels are:

  • Level 2.1: Coles' Stroll and Soft Shoe techniques
  • Level 2.2: Waltz Clog and Military Time Steps
  • Level 2.3: The Shim Sham Shimmy and the Steve Condos Rudiments
  • Level 2.4: Time Steps: Shuffle Time Steps, Stomple Time Steps, Travelling Time Steps, Hoofer Time Steps and more!
  • Level 2.5: The B.S. Chorus and the Copasetic Chair Dance


TAP LEVEL 3

This is an intermediate level class. Level 3 classes are fast-paced. Students should have mastery of everything that is covered in the previous levels before trying this class. This class focuses heavily on technique, style, and rhythm.

HEARTBEAT TAP ENSEMBLE

This is our adult tap dance performance group. Students in this class need to be a solid Level 2 or higher tapper, and have a desire to perform.

In these classes, we prepare pieces of choreography for performances. In addition to class fees, there may be additional costume costs for members of this

group. Students who take this class are also required to take at least 1 technique class (Level 2 or 3) each week. The HeartBeat Tap Ensemble is made up

of 2 groups that meet at different times:


  • THE CRIMSON HEARTBEATS: for tappers ages 16 and up. This group meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 pm.
  • THE GOLDEN HEARTBEATS: for tappers ages 50+. This group meets Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10 am.

Prices


Students can pay by the individual class, by the session, or purchase a 10 Class Flex-Pass. We offer a 20% discount on classes for Seniors ages 50+, full-time college students, or members of the U.S. Military (active or veteran).In order to receive the discount, you must present your ID at the reception desk at the studio the first time you visit.


SESSION PASSES
We recommend that students enroll for the entire session. Regular class attendance and practice is the best way to develop your tap dance skills. Plus, enrolling for the entire session is the most economical option. There are no refunds for missed classes, but students can attend another class as a make-up for any missed classes. Make-ups must be completed by the end of the session. Session passes are available until the end of the second week of classes.


11 WEEK SESSION PRICES

1 Class per week: Regular Price     $100

1 Class per week: Discount Price    $  80


If you are taking 4 or more classes each week, we recommend purchasing and Unlimited Session Pass, which allows you to take unlimited class during the 11 week session.


Unlimited Pass: Regular Price:       $400

Unlimited Pass: Discount Price:      $320


10 CLASS FLEX-PASS
If you don’t want to commit to a particular class, you can buy a FLEX-PASS that is good for up to 10 classes. Flex-Passes can be used to drop into any of our regularly scheduled classes and are good for 3 months from purchase date, regardless of session.


10 CLASS FLEX-PASS PRICES 

Regular Price:                               $ 95

Discount Price:                              $ 76

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INDIVIDUAL CLASS PASSES
If you want to pay by the individual class, you can!

Single Class Drop-in

Regular Price:                              $ 12.50

Discount Price:                             $ 10.00


FALL 2017 SESSION, OCTOBER 9 - DECEMBER 15

NO CLASSES THANKSGIVING WEEK NOVEMBER 20-24


Classes are offered by the session (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) with most sessions running 11 weeks. New material is presented in all classes during the first week of a session and then classes progress from there. Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirement by the end of the first week of classes may be cancelled for the duration of the session. Each class must have at least 3 people who have registered for the entire session in order to remain on the schedule.​


SCHEDULE
DAYTIMECLASS
MONDAY9 AMTAP LEVEL 3
MONDAY10 AMGOLDEN HEARTBEATS
MONDAY6 PMTAP LEVEL 2.4
MONDAY7 PMTAP LEVEL 1
TUESDAY9 AMNEVER-2-LATE TAP
TUESDAY10 AMTAP LEVEL 2.4
TUESDAY6 PMTAP LEVEL 3
TUESDAY7 PMCRIMSON HEARTBEATS
WEDNESDAY10 AMGOLDEN HEARTBEATS
WEDNESDAY6 PMTAP LEVEL 1
WEDNESDAY7 PMNEVER-2-LATE TAP
THURSDAY6 PMTAP LEVEL 2.2
THURSDAY7 PMCRIMSON HEARTBEATS
FRIDAY9 AMTAP LEVEL 1
FRIDAY10 AMTAP LEVEL 3


SESSION PRICES


9 WEEK SESSION


Prices have been adjusted for this session since there are only 9 class meeting instead of the usual 11.


1 Class per Week: Regular Price:  $80

1 Class per Week: Discount Price: $64




​Unlimited Pass: Regular Price:      $325

​Unlimited Pass: Discount Price:     $260




...because it's never-2-late to learn how to dance! 

Wall-2-wall Dance Center, Llc

Tap Dance Classes For Adults in Tempe, Az