We offer a comprehensive tap program (beginner through advanced) that covers the wide range of tap styles, from vintage Broadway-style tap to the newest trends in rhythm tap, under the direction of award-winning tap master Ms. Tina Marie Prentosito. Beginning tappers learn correct tap technique and terminology under the tutelage of Ms. Imani (who trained for over a decade with Ms. Tina), and intermediate and advanced students take class with Ms. Tina.
Tap dance is about footwork, rhythm, and taking dance beyond the visual to the auditory. We teach dancers how to use their feet as percussive instruments to create sounds as they dance, and our tap classes stress the key elements of timing, rhythm, and musicality.
Dress code is dancewear of any type for girls (leotard and tights, unitard, leggings and dance top, etc.) and dancewear or exercise wear for boys (shorts/warm-ups and T-shirt, etc.) No pants that cover the shoes, no hair in face, no dangling jewelry. Tap shoes of any style are permitted for class. For performances, shoe requirements vary, so please see notes.
Students taking more than one class per week are eligible for our multiple class discounts, which are as follows: 2nd class 10% discount, 3rd class 20% discount, 4th class 30% discount, 5th class 40% discount, 6th class or more 50% discount. (calculated starting with longest class first, and going down to shortest class) Tuition listed is full price, not including multi-class discounts.
|Class||Days||Times||Ages||Class Starts||Brief Description||Learn More|
|Tap Foundations||Tuesday||6:15pm-6:45pm||6-9||09/18/2018||Tap fundamentals, including footwork and rhythm, for 6- to 9-year-olds||More Information|
|Tap STOMP-style||Thursday||5:00pm-5:45pm||10 & up||09/20/2018||Percussive tap class utilizing a variety of props in the style of STOMP||More Information|
|Junior Tap Team of the Cincinnati Dance Crew||Monday||7:15pm-7:45pm||10 & up||09/17/2018||Tap choreography and technique class for our Junior Tap Team||More Information|
|Senior Tap Team of the Cincinnati Dance Crew||Monday||5:15pm-6:00pm||13 & up||09/17/2018||Tap choreography and technique class for our Senior Tap Team||More Information|
|Tap Sampler Drop-In Class||Thursday||6:30pm-7:15pm||Teens-adults||09/20/2018||Tap sampler drop-in class for intermediate/advanced students||More Information|
|Junior Tap Team of the Cincinnati Dance Crew|
|Senior Tap Team of the Cincinnati Dance Crew|
|Tap Sampler Drop-In Class|