Come Tap Dance with Us!
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 is required to receive the discount.
|Regular Price||Discount Price|
|Individual Class Drop-in||$12.50||$10.00|
|7 Week Session Pass|
(1 class per week during the session for which it was purchased)
|Unlimited Session Pass|
(best deal if you take 4 or more classes a week. Good for during the session for which it was purchased)
|10 Class Flex-Pass|
(good for 120 days)
|20 Class Flex-Pass|
(good for 120 days)
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019 SESSION
The August/September Session is now underway. Session Passes are no longer available, but you may still drop-in to classes using a Flex-Pass or Single Class Drop-in Pass, provided there is space available in the class. This session will run through Friday September 20.
Please note: there are no classes on Monday, September 2 due to the Labor Day holiday.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to an injury, Mary will be unable to teach during this session, therefore the schedule has been heavily modified.
August-September 2019 Class ScheduleMonday, August 5 - Friday, September 20, 2019
|Monday||6:30 pm||Tap Level 1|
|Monday||7:30 pm||Never-2-Late Part 2|
|Tuesday||10 am||Tap Level 1|
|Tuesday||11 am||Never-2-Late Part 1|
|Tuesday||6:30 pm||Tap Level 2-3|
|Wednesday||6:30 pm||Tap Level 1|
|Wednesday||7:30 pm||Never-2-Late Part 1|
|Friday||10 am||Tap Level 1|
|Friday||11 am||Never-2-Late Part 2|
October/November 2019 Session
Our next session will begin on Monday, October 7 and will run through Friday, November 22. The schedule and registration for the October/November 2019 Session will be available around September 1. Please check back for updates.
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. Session passes are only good for the session for which they are purchased. 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.
UNLIMITED SESSION PASSES
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 Session passes are available until the end of the second week of classes.
If you don’t want to commit to a particular class, you can buy a FLEX-PASS. Flex-Passes come in 10 and 20 class increments and are good for 120 days from the date of first used, regardless of session.
INDIVIDUAL CLASS PASSES
If you want to pay by the individual class, you can!
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.
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 2-5 sessions in Level 1 classes before they are ready to move to 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 8 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 2.8. The 8 sub-levels are:
- Level 2.1: Coles’ Stroll, beginning Riffs, slurps
- Level 2.2: Soft Shoe (Essence Steps), drawbacks, Cincinattis
- Level 2.3: Waltz Clogs (single, double, triple, quad) Buffaloes, Maxi Fords
- 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 their variations.
- Level 2.7: Time Steps Continued: Hoofer Time Steps, Travelling Time Steps and an exploration of some of the non-standard time steps that exist.
- Level 2.8: The B.S. Chorus and the Copasetic Chair Dance
- Level 2.9: The Steve Condos Rudiments
TAP LEVEL 3 PREP
For those who have completed Level 2.9 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
This is our adult tap dance performance group. Students in this class need to be a solid Level 2.6 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. 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.) This group meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm.
- THE GOLDEN HEARTBEATS: for tappers 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.) This group meets Monday and Wednesday mornings at 11 am.
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.