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

Summer Session: More Virtual Tap Classes!

KNOCK ON WOOD HAS GONE 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 summer classes will continue being taught over Zoom . We have a full roster of classes set to go - please check them out and sign up for your favorites!

KOW T-Shirt 2020 - Tap Dancing Virtually

Get your 2020 "TAP DANCING VIRTUALLY" t-shirt to wear in our end-of-session video and to commemorate the days of online classes. The proceeds will go to help maintain our warm tap studio!


Ordering is different for this special fundraiser - and you don't need to be a tap student to help support the studio!


Click here to order your t-shirt!


The deadline for orders is June 4, 2020. Orders will be delivered about 2 weeks later (hopefully in time for our end-of-session video event!).


Thank you to all who are able to help support us in this challenging time!


KOW's End-of-Year MOVIE

We want to make a memory of what we can still accomplish in 2020, as a THRIVING and JOYFUL dance community. To that end, we are reaching out to you, our incredible students, our brave Zoom explorers, our at-home musicians, to help us build a year-end video for Knock On Wood’s posterity!! It's optional, but we hope everyone will participate!


The brief version is this: you’ll learn a short piece of new choreography by video, review the Shim Sham by video (if you wish), record yourself dancing, submit that recording, and then we will make ONE GREAT VIDEO with everyone sharing a dance, even though we can’t be on stage together. All the DETAILS ARE HERE!

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.

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.

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.