We have wrapped up our May classes and events and are heading into June. Be sure to read through this entire post to get all of the latest tap dance news!
Current Session Runs through June 28
We have now completed our 3rd week of the current session and things are well underway. Our Tap 1 classes are learning a fun new routine to the song “Hot, Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter. The students in Tap 2.4 are learning a military time step routine to the song “Do Wah Diddy.” Our Tap 2.8 classes are learning some of the wonderful tap dance technique rudiments that were created by the great Steve Condos. And in Tap 3, we are learning choreography created by Anthony LoCascio to the song “Lucky to Be Alive” by Frank Persico. We will continue working on all of these things through the end of the session on Friday June 28. Even though session passes are no longer available, you can still drop in to any of our classes using a drop-in pass or Flex-Pass.
Summer Break June 29 – August 4
The studio will be closed for Summer Break during the month of July. The next session is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 5.
August – September 2019 Session
The schedule and registration is now available for our August-September 2019 Session which will run from Monday, August 5 through Friday, September 20. 7 Week Passes and Unlimited Passes are available and will be through the end of the second week of classes (August 16).
You might notice some new and different things on our schedule for this session. We will now be offering 3 different sub-levels of level 2 each session and we have added a Level 3 PREP class. The Level 3 PREP class is for those who have completed all of the Level 2 sub-levels but who feel they may not be ready for Level 3 just yet. In Level 3 PREP, we will work on the same things as a regular Level 3 class, but it will move at a slower pace.
When we were working on these changes, some of our students were sent a survey asking for opinions on the schedule, our classes, etc. We aren’t able to do everything that was suggested right now, but all of the comments and suggestions that came in are being considered for future development. There were suggestions for offering even more Level 2 sub-levels each session, adding a Level 4, and setting the schedule so that classes of a similar or close level are offered back to back so that people could take 2 classes in a row. As the studio grows and develops, we will look to try to accommodate some of these requests.
National Tap Dance Day 2019
We had an amazing turn-out for our 2019 National Tap Dance Day Celebration! It was so much fun having experienced tap dancers and some totally new tap dancers taking classes and enjoying the festivities. Thank you to everyone who attended the event! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
We still have a number of t-shirts and other pieces of studio merchandise with the old logo. We’d like to clear these items out to make room for some new things. Most of these items are on sale for $10 plus tax. The travel mugs are $8.50 plus tax. And did you know you might be able to get some of these items for FREE? We have a customer rewards program and you earn points every time you buy something, register for classes, take 2 or more classes in a week, or 10+ classes in a month. These points are redeemable for studio merchandise and free classes. So help us clear out our storage and get some t-shirts and water bottles!
HeartBeat Tap Ensemble
Accepting New Members Beginning in August
Do you want to perform? Are your basic tap dance skills pretty solid? Have you completed Level 2.7 or higher? Do you want to join a fun group of adults who love to tap dance? Then the HeartBeat Tap Ensemble WANTS YOU!
The HeartBeat Tap Ensemble Season runs from August to June of each year. During the months of May and June, we like to recruit new members so that they are ready to start in August. During the May-June Session, prospective members can attend HeartBeat classes so they can get a feeling what it’s like and decide if they want to be part of the group. We recommend attending all or most of the HeartBeats classes during this time so you can get the full experience of what it means to be a HeartBeat. If you are interested, please contact Mary for more information.
Utah Tap Fest 2019
Anyone want to head for cooler weather August 1 -3? Wendi Isaacson, who runs the Utah Tap Fest, had so much fun with our students at the Las Vegas Tap Fest, she decided to invite Mary Wall and the HeartBeat Tap Ensemble to her festival. Not only that, she has added a Senior Package. The Senior Package is the same as the full package, except for 1 big difference… IT’S HALF PRICE! Seriously, you can attend the entire festival for only $100! So head on over to the website and register today! https://www.utahtapfest.com/
Note: The schedule that is currently listed on the website is not complete. Mary Wall will be scheduled to teach at least 1 class at the festival. The schedule and website will be updated after the remaining faculty members have been set.
Dorrance Dance Mesa Arts Center April 1, 2020
Michelle Dorrance and Dorrance Dance will be performing at the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Michelle Dorrance is one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). A 2015 MacArthur Fellow, 2014 Alpert Award Winner, and 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Winner, Michelle performs, teaches and choreographs throughout the world.
We have secured a block of tickets for this performance at a discounted price. Tickets are normally $60 plus service charges, but if you purchase your tickets through Wall-2-Wall Tap Dance Center, they are just $50 each. These tickets are available and on sale now at the studio.