Classes

NEW! NEW! NEW! Virtual Tap Classes!

 

The following is the most up-to-date list of classes and teachers we have for our 2020 Winter/Spring Session:

 

Monday

  • Flatfooting, 5:00 – Becky Hill (6 weeks)
  • Intro, 6:30 – Becky Hill
  • Adult 3, 6:00 – Candace Turitto
  • Adult 1/2, 7:00 – Candace Turitto
  • Adult 4, 8:00 – Candace Turitto

Tuesday

  • Age 4, 5:00 – Jessyka Bagdon
  • Age 10-13 1/2, 7:00 – Jessyka Bagdon
  • Adult 4, 6:45 – Rita Wilson (Sam Heimowitz will sub a few classes)
  • Adult 2, 7:45 – Michael Wooden
  • Intro, 8:00 – Jessyka Bagdon
  • Adult 3, 8:45 – Michael Wooden

Thursday

  • Adult 1,12:15 – James Hughes
  • Adult 2/3, 1:30 – James Hughes
  • Age 7-9 1, 6:15 – Jessyka Bagdon (both Thursday and Saturday Ages 7-9 Level 1)
  • Age 10-13 3, 7:15 – Jessyka Bagdon

Saturday

  • Parent/Child, 10:15 – Jessyka Bagdon
  • Adult 1/2, 11:00 – Jessyka Bagdon
  • Intro, 12:00 – Victoria Dillon
  • Age 7-9 2, 1:00 – Victoria Dillon
  • Adult 2/3, 1:00 – Baakari Wilder
  • Adult 4/5, 2:00 – Baakari Wilder

Sunday

  • Broadway Tap, 11:00 – Tamara Henry (6 weeks)

Check below for the details, and for questions, please email knockonwoodtap@gmail.com or the teacher directly. See you virtually!

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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 on 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! Email us to let us know what level class you're interested in taking, and we’ll get you on the right teacher's list.

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.

Here's what you need to know:

1) You DON'T need to download Zoom. Each teacher will send an email before class with the link you'll need to click on, which takes you straight to class.
 
2) If you can, please download the MINDBODY app to your phone (Apple app is here, or Google Play is here), so you can check in, buy a class card, etc. We are charging our regular tuition for these classes, so this will help us accurately track who is logging in with us. If you already have a registration or a class card, you can continue to redeem those thru these classes. Once you have an account through MINDBODY you can register and and pay through that platform going forward, as well. If you’re not yet set up on MINDBODY and need some help, email us!
 
3) You should have something to watch class from – a computer or an iPad is best. We DON'T recommend a phone (the quality is worse, and it's hard to see on a tiny screen). You will need an internet connection. Set the screen up somewhere that you can see it clearly and comfortably, and have some free space to move, and turn your volume UP :)
 
4) Floors and shoes:

  • You should ONLY use your tap shoes if you have a tap board or some other disposable wood to dance on... like a sheet of plywood from the garage.
  • BE SURE to put something cushiony underneath, like a towel, or carpet (for your knees).
  • Don't wear your tap shoes on a floor you like.
  • If you don't have a piece of wood, use jazz shoes or otherwise leathery slip-ons – even tennis shoes can work on some floors. You can even just wear socks (but be careful not to apply too much pressure).
  • With any shoe and surface, take care – this is new, so make sure you know how your foot might move differently, or feel a little different, and make adjustments if needed.

5) Get on a teacher's email list! If you haven't already heard from your teacher, or if you're new (or returning after a break) to Knock On Wood, just email us and we can help! Include the level you want to take, the age group of the class you want, and if you're looking for a particular teacher, etc. We can make sure the right teacher adds you to their email list to keep you in the loop for all their upcoming classes.
 
We know this isn't perfect, but we hope it's something that keeps us all in good spirits and creating together. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. If you're ready to get back to the dance, download MINDBODY (not the business version, the "regular" version) and create an account if you don't already have one. Email us if you need to be connected to a class/instructor (remember to include your class level). Then, look for an email from your teacher with the link to your virtual class!!
 
6) Please remember safety first while participating in class without a physical instructor present. Make sure you have parental permission if you are a minor, a safe space to move around in, and do not attempt anything that you do not feel 100% comfortable with. By participating in these classes, you are agreeing to waive any and all liability to Knock On Wood Tap Studio and its instructors.


We offer classes throughout the year, for all ages and levels.