Tap at the Sugar Foot Ballroom is all about joy through learning. While our instructors are always proficient and professional, their goal is to have you enjoy the learning process and the material that you learn. The focus tends to be less on completing full pieces of choreography and more on teaching tap combinations, fundamentals, and mini-routines, thus enabling you to break out into a tap your heart out!
Our classes are offered in convenient 4-week parts, forming a 12-week series of level 1 and level 2. If you are new to tap and fear difficulty, check out our Tap 1A class offered at the start of each semester. If you have a considerable amount of experience, the Tap 2 series will definitely satisfy your craving for challenge.
Here’s a few reasons why you’ll love our tap classes:
- Adult Classes… come if you’re 15, 25, or 95!
- No tap shoes required!
- Get both technical training, and learn great Routines!
- Easy-going atmosphere among both students and instructors.
- No pressure to perform or compete!
- Email updates to keep you in the loop.
- Small class sizes equals better learning.
- Great venues centrally located, with hardwood!
- Competitive Prices, look nowhere else.
Our Tap program is currently geared toward beginners to intermediate-advanced tap dancers. We run each class for 1hr 10m.
Level 1: Beginner
Everyone starts here! Our beginner classes cover the fundamentals from the ground-up. Learn the iconic shim sham, along with the basic components of shuffle, flap, stomps, stamps, and more. This is a great series to start off with! We go through the twelve classes with increasingly progressive material, building off the fundamentals and forming cute little sequences and routines.
Newcomers – Tap 1A is best for complete newcomers, and is typically offered in September and January. However, since we don’t offer a ton of classes, you are welcome to pop into Tap 1B or 1C. Just know that they move at a faster pace!
Tap 1.5 (Advanced Beginners-Intermediate Dancers)
This class is geared to those students who have a solid understanding of the basic tap steps (like shuffles, flaps, cramp rolls – and maybe even the Shim Sham!). In this class, we will learn more intricate footwork and start applying those basics in the form of longer exercises and combinations. If you’ve taken Tap 1 and would like to keep tapping without feeling like you’re back in your very first tap class, this is the class for you!
A great way to integrate your basic tap steps and challenge yourself! It’s also a great stepping stone into the Tap 2 class.
Level 2: Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced
After having completed level 1 and are feeling really confident with that material, you can to consider our Tap 2 classes! This class is definitely challenging but you will gain so much by being here.
There is focus on technique and variations on rhythm turns, learning the tricks (such as pick-ups, wings and pullbacks), along with variations on fundamentals of cramp rolls and paradiddles. Our instructor brings teachings from historical repertoire to her students – it’s a great class!
Seasoned Tappers – The Tap 2 classes typically consists of dancers who have a decent amount of tap experience, perhaps having danced throughout their youth.
Schedule & Registration Details
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As an added benefit, all newcomers receive a Sugar Foot Stomp pass!
The one-year fee of $28.57 automatically saves you $10 on a 4-week session or $25 on a 12-week session!
Payment: GST to be added to prices shown. Options: (1) Pay over-the-phone with credit card (2) At the first class with cash, cheque, debit, credit card (3) Online with credit card. Note: Please see our payment and refund policy on the FAQ page for information regarding all sales.
When you arrive at your first class, come 10-15 minutes early so that you may complete your registration, sign the liability waiver, and pay for the series. During the series, please arrive on time so we can end on time. Never give up, and stick it through! You’re rewarded personally for perseverence. Keep in mind that we really do care about your success; at any time, please come to us or your fellow students for help. Also, feel welcome to share your skills and knowledge with other students. We’re all in it together!