November is always a busy month for us and we have a lot of news, so we’re going to get right to it!
6th Anniversary Celebration
We first opened our doors in November of 2013. This year, we will be celebrating our 6th Anniversary! Please join us on Saturday, November 23 from 12 noon to 3 pm. We’ll have some classes, a silent auction, a raffle, and CAKE!
We will be using our celebration this year as a fundraiser to help make up for the revenue the studio has lost since Mary’s injury. All of the classes will be offered as “Pay What You Want” and proceeds from the raffle and silent auction will also be used to help keep the studio going. Stay tuned to the studio Facebook page as we announce the items that will be available for the silent auction and raffle.
The classes we are offering at the party are a great way for new students to get a feeling for the different levels we offer. If you are a total beginner, then the Never-2-Late class will be the right class for you. If you are a fairly advanced tap dancer, consider trying our new Level 4 class taught by Sheri Mendelsohn. Our new Level 4 class will be on the schedule beginning in January. And we’ll wrap up our classes that day with a class that will be appropriate for all levels with a special surprise teacher! You won’t want to miss it! Please email the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to reserve a space in any of the classes.
AZ Tap Club Black Friday Workshop
AZ Tap Club presents a special and UNIQUE Black Friday Workshop: Improve Your Understanding of Music While You Dance with Jenefer Miller and Steve Zee.
Drop the Shop (-ping). Respect the Dance!
Partcipants will read sheet music, drum, tap dance, and everyone will have an opportunity to create steps too!
This workshop is open to all levels of tap dancer (recommended Wall2Wall Tap Dance Center Level 1 and up). This workshop is $20. Current Wall2Wall Tap Dance Center students are eligible for a discount that is only available if you register in person at the studio.
January/February 2020 Session
The schedule for our January/February 2020 Session is now available! Mary Wall will make her return to teaching this session so we have been able to add some classes back into the schedule.
Raine and Marla will continue to teach all of the Never-2-Late and Tap Level 1 classes.
Mary will be teaching the 2.1, 2.4, 2.7, and Level 3 classes. Level 2.1 will focus on the Coles Stroll, Level 2.4 is Military Times Steps, and Level 2.7 is an exploration of the classic “3 and a break” pattern and non-standard time steps.
We are pleased to announce that Sheri will be staying on and will be teaching a generic Level 2 class and a new Level 4 class. The Level 2 class she will be teaching will be appropriate for students who have taken most of the Level 2 sub-levels. In this class, she will be using a variety of the steps and combinations that are covered in 2.1 – 2.9. Her new Level 4 class will be for students who are desiring a challenge beyond Level 3. This class will be fast-paced and will include complex steps and combinations and maybe even some tricks and turns!
New Pricing Structure Beginning in January
The new year is bringing a rent increase for our studio and we have had to reevaluate our pricing structure because of it. We have also learned some things as a result of the classes we had to cancel due to Mary’s injury. So, beginning in January, the following changes are going into effect:
- Drop-in Classes will now be $15 for regular members and $12 for Discount Members.
- 7 Week Session Passes will no longer be offered. Our customers seem to very much prefer the Flex-Passes. With Flex-Passes you only pay for the classes you take and they are valid for 120 days rather than just the 7 weeks. The session pass required you to use up your classes during the session or you would be out the classes. Flex-Passes also offer us more flexibility in the event that we need to cancel classes for any reason.
- We will continue to offer Unlimited Session Passes. These are ideal for customers who take four or more classes a week on a regular basis, as it offers a substantial savings.
- We are offering a new Unlimited Annual Pass. The Unlimited Annual Pass will give you unlimited classes for all 5 sessions in a year for the cost of 4 sessions.
- We are introducing a new 5 Class Flex-Pass for those who don’t wish to make a 10 or 20 class commitment.
- Our 10 and 20 Class Flex-Passes will have slight fee increase.
If you plan on attending classes regularly, we still recommend that you register for the class(es) you plan on taking in advance. This will help us evaluate whether classes have enough people enrolled to remain on the schedule.
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)|
Small Business Saturday
We will be open on Small Business Saturday, November 30 from 10 am – 2 pm. Stop by during this time and get 10% off all Flex-Passes and Unlimited Passes for the Jan/Feb 2020 Session. This will also be a great time to sign up for the classes you wish to take in January!
We will also have Gift Certificates available on this day! Gift Certificates sold on this day will come with a voucher for every $50 you spend on Gift Certificates. Each voucher is worth a Free Class! Spend $100 in Gift Certificates, get 2 free classes! Spend $200, get 4 free classes!
Miller and Ben Shoe Orders
We are currently taking orders for Miller and Ben Tap Shoes. We hope to have our order complete by Nov. 15. We currently have orders for 6 pairs of shoes, so we will need orders for 4 more pairs to reach the 10 pair minimum. Non-custom orders will be received at the studio 2-3 weeks after the order is placed. Custom shoes will take 2-3 months. Please speak with Mary if you have any questions.
Wing-It Tap Intensive
Wall-2-Wall Tap Dance Center is proud to be hosting this year’s Wing-It Tap Intensive on Sunday, November 17. Please visit the Wing-It website for more information or to register.
Phoenix Tap Fest
Information regarding the Phoenix Tap Festival is coming soon!