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

Fall Session - back to the studio, starting September 13

Our Fall schedule is ready to go. We are thrilled to welcome students back to the studio in person, with an online option. Please take care to read the instructions about classes, including that you MUST sign a waiver before you come to class and email it to the studio. In the waiver is included a provision requiring that you wear a mask in the studio at all times. We do not have capacity restrictions at this time, but we will watch what the health authorities direct for the safety of all.


We look forward to seeing you at KOW beginning on September 13!

Summer Session:  June 28 - August 14

We are continuing with virtual classes for the 2021 Summer Session, with the addition of a couple of hybrid classes that are both over Zoom AND in-person.


Check out the schedule - we've got something for everyone! We're online and ready, so peruse the Summer schedule, register now, or drop in!

2020-2021 ... Year-End Thank You!

Black Lives Matter: A Note From the KOW Board of Directors

June 1, 2020

Like everyone in the Knock On Wood community, all of us who serve on the Board are deeply saddened and angered by the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the other racist violence that continues to plague our nation. Please know that we support and care about all of you, especially those who are suffering and may not feel safe.

Our mission is to continue the American tradition of tap, which is especially rooted in black life and culture. We pride ourselves on celebrating that rich tradition for the past 25 years and providing a safe place for our teachers, students and volunteers. We are dedicated to continuing that for decades to come.

Dori Gillman, President
Michael Heimowitz, Treasurer
Ateille Lowery, Secretary
James Hughes
Penny Passikoff
Susan Kilbourne
Candace Turitto

Update from the KOW Board of Directors

June 15, 2020

Earlier this month, the Knock on Wood Board of Directors expressed deep sadness and anger about the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery, and seemingly countless others. We also reaffirmed our mission of continuing the American tap tradition and reiterated its deep roots in Black life and culture.

While KOW has celebrated that rich tradition for 25 years, we have concluded that our studio can do more to acknowledge those roots. With that in mind, KOW has made a contribution to the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), which preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin. We have also committed to renewing our focus on the foundational and ongoing contributions of Black tap dancers in our educational efforts. We will be working with our teachers to determine how best to advance those efforts and welcome feedback from our community.

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.

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.