tap classes

Aspire's tap progression offers a variety of styles taking inspiration all the way from Gene Kelly to Gregory Hines. As students progress, they will be learning not just increasingly challenging tap steps, but routines straight from musicals and how to perform with their whole body. John Crall Scott has been tapping on Seattle stages for 20 years and brings a wealth of experience and diversity of styles to Aspire's Tap Program. 

Pre-Ballet with Tap (5 - 6 yrs): Splitting class time between ballet (25min.) and tap (25min.), this class is for our young dancers who are ready for a more structured class that introduces more ballet terminology and shapes with new balance and coordination challenges. In tap, students will focus on discovering rhythms and making sounds with their feet. But most importantly, dancers will get the opportunity to make a lot of noise! 

 Mondays 4:10-5:00pm / Tuesdays 4:10-5:00pm / Saturdays 9:10-10:00 am 

Tap 1 (7 - 8 yrs): Learn the fundamentals and basics of tap. Dancers will learn across the floor progressions and focus on rhythm and balance. 

 Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm 

Tap 2 (9 - 10yrs):  This class is for students who have an understanding of the basics of tap. Focus will be on learning small variations and routines. This level introduces Musical Theatre Tap style. 

Mondays 5:00-6:00pm / Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am 

Tap 3 (10 - 12 yrs): This class is for students who have had at least one year of tap classes and focuses on more intermediate and challenging steps. Students will also get to learn routines from beloved Broadway musicals. 

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm

 

Tap 4 (13 - 15 yrs): This class focuses on speed and technique for dancers who have had at least two years of tap classes. Students will be introduced to intermediate to advanced steps and will explore improv. 

Mondays 6:15-7:30pm / Saturdays 1:15-2:30pm

 

Tap 5 (16 - 19 yrs): Our highest level, this class meets twice a week. Students will continue to hone their skills through improv and choreography. 

Mondays 6:15-7:30pm / Saturdays 1:15-2:30pm