Class Schedule & Information

2024 Winter/Spring Session - Offered in hybrid format (in person & online)

January 8 - June 9

No classes will be held on:

   > MLK Jr. Day  - January 15
   > Presidents Day - February 19
   > Spring Break - March 18 - April 1
   > Memorial Day Weekend - May 24-27


More general information about the 2024 Winter/Spring Session can be found on the CLASSES page.


COVID-19 policy update:

Beginning Saturday, April 29, 2023, we will no longer require vaccinations to participate in Knock On Wood classes and events, and masks will be optional but strongly encouraged, especially in large classes.


Registration for Classes: We strongly encourage registration for classes, since we need to know you're coming in order to keep our classes going! Drop-ins are always welcome, too... but if you know you'll be around, please register! And if you are new to us, or aren’t sure you are on a teacher’s Zoom list, please email us to be sure.


Class Cards are available for adult/teen classes ($21/class by paying for either 5 or 10 classes in advance). Class Cards are available online and are good for 6 months from purchase date. Single-class drop-in is $22.


Class Levels

  • It is common for students to stay in a level for a year or more. Please consult with your teacher on which level is right for you.
  • Also, please note that the class level is not equivalent to number of years of dance classes! If you are unsure what level to take, please send an email or call us at 202-722-1625.

  • Note: Every teacher has a different teaching style and exact levels vary from teacher to teacher. Intro is the very beginning level (e.g., never put on tap shoes or haven’t tapped in a long, long time); 1, 1/2, 2, and 2/3 can be considered advanced beginning to intermediate; 3 is intermediate; 4 is intermediate/advanced; and 5 is advanced.

 Things You Need to Know for our In Person and Online Winter-Spring Session 2023:

  • Payments accepted online through our MindBody registration portal. We strongly prefer everything to be online and in advance. If you do send us a check, there will be a $25 fee for returned checks.
  • No partial payments will be accepted without advance approval.
  • Tuition is nonrefundable after the first day of class.
  • Missed classes from the Winter-Spring Session can be made up in any other equivalent class or in the Summer Session.
  • You can also request the video from your missed session if you can't make up a class (there is a charge for the recording).
  • The KOW Student Handbook can be downloaded here.

NOTE to New Students Taking Classes In Person: To get into our studio, please see the call box to the left of the door. You will need to push #010. (If you scroll through the names listed in the directory, it will show up as Knock On Wood Tap Studio.) That will ring the office to buzz you in. This is a building operation and almost all of the time it works smoothly.


NOTE to All Students: Classes are subject to cancellation if under-enrolled.


Unless you tell us otherwise, pictures and videos will be taken from time to time in the studio for promotional purposes. Registration will also automatically sign you up for our newsletter, if you do not already receive it. (You can opt out simply by unsubscribing.)


Introductory Adult/Teen Class for Absolute Beginners

Ever wanted to learn to flap? Shuffle ball-change? What about channel your inner Fred Astaire? Come try our Intro to Tap class at our studio! The 8-week sessions are $152, the 7-week sessions are $133, and the 6-week sessions are $114. Full enrollment is encouraged, but class card and drop-in students are also welcome. Check the schedule below for dates that these short sessions begin and end.


Parent-Child Classes (ages 2-6 years)

Why do the kids get to have all the fun by themselves? Learn to tap dance WITH your child! These unique classes are 45 minutes long and are offered on Saturdays at noon. The 7-class price for one parent and one child is $196 and the 6-class price is $168. For additional siblings, the charge is $8/class more. Register early, as this class fills up! (Note: this class is only offered in person – not on Zoom.)


Tap Cardio / Speed and Clarity

Get a real cardio workout while cleaning your steps up for clarity. Who needs the gym? We have tap! Join us for this special class on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am.


Thursday Night Short Sessions:

  • Improv and Musicality (6 weeks)
    Lose your fear and improvise like a pro! Improv is a tap tradition and this class will help you with it and channel you inner musicality!
  • Technique ( 7 weeks)
    Dust up your time steps, wings, and more in this class.
  • Broadway Choreography: From the Classroom to the Showcase Stage (7 weeks)
    Learn Broadway choreography and dance to your favorite musical tunes. Then show us what you did at the Showcase in June!

Keep your eyes peeled on the website and on Facebook and Instagram for updates on new classes, pop-up classes, special events and more.