Come Tap Dance with Us!
The end of an era
We will be closing our doors when our lease is up on our studio space at the end of the year. The October-November 2021 Session will be our final session.
REGISTERING FOR CLASSES
We use WellnessLiving for our sales and class registration. This is an internet based system that allows you to purchase class passes and register for classes online. To access your WellnessLiving account or create a new one, just click on Registration Login on the menu above. If you’d like to use your smart phone to buy passes and book classes, we recommend that you download the WellnessLiving Achieve App, which is available in the .
If you’d rather register in person or over the phone, that’s fine too! We recommend you email us in advance to find out the best times to call or stop by.
Class PricesDiscount prices are for seniors age 50+, U.S. Military (including veterans),and full time college students. ID must be presented in person in order to receive the discount.
|Regular Price||Discount Price|
|5 Class Flex Pass||$65.00 ($13/class)||$52.00 ($10.40/class)|
|7 Class Package||$90.00 ($12.86/class)||$72.00 ($10.29/class)|
|10 Class Flex-Pass||$120.00 ($12/class)||$96.00 ($9.60/class)|
Our August-September 2021 session is underway and will run until Friday, September 17.
August-September 2021 SessionMonday August 2 - Friday September 17, 2021
|Monday||9:30 am||Tap Level 2.2|
|Monday||10:30 am||Tap Level 1||Marla|
|Monday||6 pm||Never-2-Late Part 1||Raine|
|Monday||7 pm||Tap Level 3PREP||Mary|
|Tuesday||10:30 am||Never-2-Late Part 2||Raine|
|Tuesday||5 pm||Tap Level 2X||Mary|
|Tuesday||7 pm||Tap Level 3||Mary|
|Wednesday||10:30 am||Never-2-Late Part 1||Raine|
|Wednesday||11:30 am||Tap Level 3PREP||Mary|
|Wednesday||6 pm||Tap Level 1||Marla|
|Thursday||5 pm||Tap Level 2.5|
(Shim Sham Shimmy)
|Thursday||6 pm||Never-2-Late Part 2||Raine|
|Friday||9:30 am||Tap Level 3||Mary|
|Friday||10:30 am||Tap Level 1||Marla|
|Friday||11:30 am||Tap Level 2X||Mary|
Our next session will be the October-November 2021 session which will run October 4 – November 17. The schedule and registration for the October-November session is now available.
October - November 2021 SessionMonday October 4 - Wednesday November 17, 2021
|Monday||9:15 am||Tap Level 2.3|
|Monday||10:30 am||Tap Level 1||Marla|
|Monday||11:45 am||Tap Level 3PREP||Mary|
|Monday||4:45 pm||Never-2-Late Part 1||Raine|
|Monday||6 pm||Never-2-Late Part 2||Raine|
|Monday||7:15 pm||Tap Level 3||Mary|
|Tuesday||10 am||Tap Level 2X||Mary|
|Tuesday||11:15 am||Never-2-Late Part 2||Raine|
|Tuesday||5 pm||Tap Level 2.6|
|Tuesday||6:15 pm||Tap Level 3PREP||Mary|
|Wednesday||10 am||Tap Level 3||Mary|
|Wednesday||11:15 am||Never-2-Late Part 1||Raine|
|Wednesday||5 pm||Tap Level 2X||Mary|
|Wednesday||6:15 pm||Tap Level 1||Marla|
INDIVIDUAL CLASS PASSES
If you want to pay by the individual class, you can!
Save money by purchasing more than one class at a time. Our Flex-Passes come in 5, 10, 20, and 50 class increments and are good for 120 days from the date of first used, regardless of session.
Dance classes at Wall-2-Wall Tap 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. 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 – PART 1
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. In Never-2-Late Part 1, we cover cramp rolls, tap walks, shuffles, shuffle ball change, shim sham, irishes, slaps, flaps, flap-heels, and flap ball changes. After completing Never-2-Late Part 1, students progress to Never-2-Late Part 2.
NEVER-2-LATE TAP – PART 2
This is the continuation of the Never-2-Late class. In Never-2-Late Part 2, we review the skills that were taught in Part 1 and then cover maxi fords, shuffle off to Buffalo, paddle and roll, waltz clog, spring shuffles and the rockette step (aka Broadway or Shirley Temple). After completing Never-2-Late Part 2, students are ready for Tap Level 1.
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. Every session, a new piece of choreography that is made up of the basic steps and combinations is taught. Most students will spend 2-5 sessions in Level 1 classes before they are ready to move to Level 2.1
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 9 sessions to complete Level 2 before you will be ready to move to Level 3. It is recommended that students take the Level 2 classes in order, beginning with LEVEL 2.1 and work their way up to LEVEL 2.9. The 9 sub-levels are:
- Level 2.1: Coles’ Stroll, beginning Riffs, slurps
- Level 2.2: Soft Shoe (Essence Steps), drawbacks, Cincinnati’s
- Level 2.3: Waltz Clogs (single, double, triple, quad) Buffaloes (single, double, triple), Maxi Ford variations.
- Level 2.4: Military Time Steps, Cramp Rolls, Rockette Step variations
- Level 2.5 The Shim Sham Shimmy (including the Shim Sham II and the Revenge of the Shim Sham)
- Level 2.6: Standard Time Steps: Shuffle Time Steps, Stomple Time Steps, and some of their variations.
- Level 2.7: More Time Steps: This class is an exploration of the “3 and a break” rhythm pattern. At this level, students learn time steps beyond the standard sets, including the Hoofer Time Steps, Travelling Time Steps and some of the many non-standard time steps that exist.
- Level 2.8: The B.S. Chorus and the Copasetic Chair Dance
- Level 2.9: Rudiments – a series of exercises designed to improve your tap dance skills.
- Level 2X: This is a class that uses the skills that are covered throughout the Level 2 sub-levels.
TAP LEVEL 3 PREP
For those who have completed all of the Level 2 classes but feel that they are not yet ready for Level 3. Level 3 PREP will work on the same things as Level 3, but at a slower pace.
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, rhythm and musicality.
HEARTBEAT TAP ENSEMBLE
The HeartBeat Tap Ensemble is currently on hiatus due to the COVID 19 crisis. We will resume when it is safe and there are performance opportunities.
This is our adult tap dance performance group. Students in this class need to be a solid Level 2.8 or higher tap dancer, 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 tap dancers ages 16 and up. Members must be Level 2.8 or higher and are required to register for a minimum of 3 classes a week during the session (2 HeartBeats classes and one additional Level 2 or 3 technique class.)
- THE GOLDEN HEARTBEATS: for tap dancers ages 50+. Members must be Level 2.8 or higher and are required to register for a minimum of 3 classes a week during the session (2 HeartBeats classes and one additional Level 2 or 3 technique class.)
Prospective new members may drop-in and attend HeartBeat rehearsals during the May-June Session each year. New members are officially accepted during the August-September Session each year and are expected to make a 1 year commitment to the group.