November 2018 Newsletter

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New Year, New Name, New Logo,
Same Great Tap Dance Studio!

This November marks our 5th Anniversary and we have decided to re-brand in order to better represent what we do. We are now Wall-2-Wall Tap Dance Center! The logo has been redesigned and we are excited to be starting another year in business.

To celebrate this achievement, we will be having an anniversary party on Saturday, November 17. We’ll start off the celebration with a performance by the HeartBeat Tap Ensemble at 2 pm. At 3 pm, Mary will teach a tap sampler class, starting with 10-15 minutes of Never-2-Late, and then progressing thru Tap 1, Tap 2, and Tap 3. It will be a great way for new students to figure out which level is the right one for them. Then at 4 pm, we will be raffling off some fantastic prizes and having our traditional cake from Honeymoon Sweets.

The raffle this year will run a little bit differently. Raffle tickets are $5 each or you can purchase 5 tickets for $20. You will be able to select which prize(s) you are interested in winning. Prizes include:

  • A 4′ X 4′ practice floor from O’Mara Sprung Floors
  • A pair of custom Miller and Ben tap shoes from the Jazz Tap Center
  • 2 1-Day scholarships to the 2019 Big Apple Tap Fest in New York from Avi Miller and Ofer Ben (airfare and hotel not included)
  • A 20 Class Flex-Pass
  • A 10 Class Flex Pass
  • Wall-2-Wall T-Shirt of the winner’s choice
  • Wall-2-Wall Merchandise Item of the winner’s choosing (bag, DVD, water bottle, etc)

Seating for the show is limited and we recommend you reserve a seat in advance. Please email Mary or reserve your spot through our Wellness Living site: Due to the fact that this is a registration system and not a ticketing system, you will need to create a user profile for each person who is attending.

If you want to take the free tap class, you can register at the same website.

Raffle tickets will be available throughout the event. The winner of each prize must be present at the time of the drawing, or another ticket will be drawn.

Classes Start Next Week!

Registration is available online through our Wellness Living site: If you’d like to register in person or over the phone, Mary will be at the studio and available to register you Saturday Nov. 3 from 10 am – 4 pm.

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Teacher Training

Are you interested in learning how to teach Never-2-Late classes at Wall-2-Wall Dance Center? We are currently looking for people who would be interested in learning how to teach our most basic classes. The ideal candidate will be someone who attends classes regularly at the studio and is already familiar with how we do things. For the Nov-Dec session, individuals in our Teacher Training program will need to commit to one of our 2 Never-2-Late Part 1 classes. Teacher Training will take 2 session before you will be ready and eligible to be added to our schedule. If you’re interested, please contact Mary for more information.

HeartBeat Tap Ensemble News

It’s a busy time of year for the HeartBeat Tap Ensemble. We are currently preparing our show for the November 17 5th Anniversary Party. Unlike previous years, we will be performing a full 50 – 60 minute performance and not just a few numbers.

Many of our upcoming performances are for private appearances for senior groups and assisted living centers, but we do have a few public appearances coming up, including:

  • Friday, November 23 6 pm: Tempe Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade
  • January 2-6: Phoenix Tap Fest – showcase information coming soon
  • May 3-5: Las Vegas Tap Fest – showcase information coming soon


AZ Tap Club   

Save the date: The AZ Tap Club will be putting together a workshop for Black Friday, November 23, featuring the amazing Steve Zee! The schedule is:

Intermediate-Advanced Classes:
1 – 2 pm with Steve Zee
2 – 3 pm with Jenefer Miller

Senior Classes (age 50+) (appropriate for Wall-2-Wall students in level 2 and up)
1 – 2 pm with Jenefer Miller
2 – 3 pm with Steve Zee

3 – 4 pm Music and Improv with Steve and Jenefer – open to all ages and levels

Int-Adv classes $20 each or $50 for all 3.
Seniors: $15/class, $25 for 2, $35 for all 3

Registration info coming soon!




Phoenix Tap Fest

The next Phoenix Tap Fest will be happening January 2 -6, 2019. All classes will be held at Dancers Domain, 13610 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ. Registration and information about the showcase should be available soon. Keep an eye on their website and/or social media sites for more details.




3 thoughts on “November 2018 Newsletter”

  1. Thanks for all the new and exciting info, Mary. Looking forward to beginning TAP 1 with you as well as attending the November 17th celebration.
    Veronica Marshall

  2. Hi Mary,
    Please reserve a seat for me for the November 17th tap performance and celebration on that Saturday.

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