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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)|
|10 Class Flex-Pass||$120.00 ($12/class)||$96.00 ($9.60/class)|
|20 Class Flex-Pass||$225.00 ($11.25/class)||$180.00 ($9/class)|
|50 Class Flex-Pass||$500.00 ($10.00/class)||$400.00 ($8/class)|
|Virtual Lessons 7 Class Package||$80.00 ($11.43/class)||$80.00 ($11.43/class)|
Reopening Tentatively Scheduled for March 2021
We are currently planning on resuming in-person classes in March of 2021. Plans for reopening will depend heavily on the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine. Information about reopening and the schedule and registration for the March/April 2021 Session should be available around February 1.
In the meantime, we have pre-recorded virtual classes available for all levels. These classes are e-mailed to students in the form of a PDF file. The file contains written instructions and a link to your video class. Please see our Virtual Classes page for more information.
As far as safety measures are concerned, we will be putting the following policies and procedures in place when we reopen:
1 – Masks are required at all times in the studio (including the lobby). Masks will need to cover your nose and mouth.
2 – Students will be asked to not enter the facility until 5 minutes before class time and leave quickly after class is over. Please pre-pay for all of your classes. We cannot have people hanging out and socializing. We are also asking that you not bring any unnecessary items into the studio. Ideally, you should bring just your shoes and keys with you.
3 – Classes will be limited to 6 students.
4 – There will be a minimum of 30 minutes between classes so that we can clean and wipe down frequently touched surfaces.
5 – We are looking at ways to divide the floor into marked sections. Students will need to stay in their “section” during class, insuring social distancing.
6 – Students will need to sign a release of liability stating that they understand that they are attending classes at their own risk.
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.