Welcome to

Knock On Wood Tap Studio, Inc.

~ A 501(3)(c) charitable organization ~

Capitol Tap & District Tap

~ Resident Companies at Knock On Wood Tap Studio ~

Photo by Jon Goell
Photo by Jon Goell

Virtual Tap Classes!

KNOCK ON WOOD IS GOING VIRTUAL! Grab your tap shoes and a portable floor, or grab your sneakers and a kitchen floor – it’s time for tap class!

All of our classes will be shifting to online starting MONDAY, MARCH 23. Some may be combined with existing classes, but all levels and ages will be available! We will be putting out a series of videos, supplementary materials, and LIVE virtual classes. These will be interactive, giving students the ability to get real-time questions answered and corrections given.

  • If you have been in our studio in the last 3 weeks: your instructor will be getting in touch – watch your email!
  • If you have not been in recently, but would like to sign up for a drop-in class: email us! Let us know what level class you're interested in taking, and we’ll get you on the right teacher's list: knockonwoodtap@gmail.com

Your instructor will be sending required links to all who have signed up. Using this link will connect you to each class through the platform Zoom.


NOTE: Rita Wilson's Level 4 class will begin virtually NEXT Tuesday, March 31.


Virtual class line-up for Saturday:

  • 11am Parent/Child with Jessyka Bagdon
  • 12 noon Intro with Victoria Dillon
  • 1pm Level 1/2 with Jessyka Bagdon
  • 1pm Ages 7-9 Level 2 with Victoria Dillon
  • 1pm Level 2/3 with Baakari Wilder
  • 2pm Level 4/5 with Baakari Wilder

Any questions please email knockonwoodtap@gmail.com or the teacher directly. See you virtually!


CLICK HERE to find out everything you need to know.

Free Short Technique Videos

Lisa Swenton-Eppard, director of resident companies Capitol Tap and District Tap, has prepared free videos focusing on technique that will be released each Monday for several weeks. These short exercises will carry you through progressively more advanced rudiments as the weeks go by, a great supplement to your weekly online Knock On Wood classes.
  • Week One:  https://youtu.be/uAINWKy7LJQ
  • Week Two:  https://youtu.be/04nlu8it-u0
  • Week Three:  Coming Monday, April 6
  • Week Four:  Coming Monday, April 13
  • Week Five:  Coming Monday, April 20
  • Week Six:  Coming Monday, April 27
  • Week Seven:  Coming Monday, May 4
  • Week Eight:  Coming Monday, May 11
  • Week Nine:  Coming Monday, May 18

Gala/Showcase Postponement

Knock On Wood Tap Studio and Capitol Tap are sad to announce that we have had to postpone our anniversary celebrations until June 2021. We will celebrate! When this crisis is over, watch for announcements regarding any class performance opportunities. We will have an auction, too, just not right now.

KOW In-Studio Classes Suspended (for now)

March 13, 2020

To Our Dear Tap Community,

We have made the difficult decision, in these unprecedented times of COVID-19, to temporarily suspend classes at our studio. With the recent decisions of the Maryland, DC, and greater metropolitan area to close schools, telework government and more, we want to do our part to mitigate the exposure to this virus. Although our gatherings are not near the limits for public events, we are in a space where people are close together.

We will not have classes beginning tomorrow, March 14 through the end of April. As this pandemic evolves, we will be monitoring what the CDC and our leaders communicate very closely. KOW takes the health of our community, our students, and the wider community very seriously.

In the coming days, KOW will make a plan on how to make up for missing so many weeks of classes. We will keep you up-to-date via email, our website and social media. If you have any questions, contact us at knockonwoodtap@gmail.com.

Please stay safe and stay tuned.

Winter/Spring Classes

Our Winter/Spring class schedule is online. Check it out, and register anytime!


We are also offering these 6-week sessions:

Photo by Abby Ginter
Photo by Abby Ginter

Inclement Weather Policy

Knock On Wood Tap Studio mostly follows Montgomery County Schools for weather closings. HOWEVER, it is always best to check here on our website, on Facebook, and/or call the studio, as we will post same-day notices if the studio is closed.

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Knock On Wood on Facebook & Instagram

A terrific way to be "in the know" is to join KOW on Facebook. Become a "fan," and you'll find it simple to keep abreast of news, coming events, and all kinds of TapHappiness! Please stop by often, and you can also follow us on Instagram.