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Miri is very good with our 7year old and is very encouraging and positive!

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Christie is a very dedicated teacher. She goes beyond expectations with her readiness and dedication. She is a great asset to have as a teacher.

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Tap Dance Lessons

Tap dancing emerged in the United States in the 19th century. It’s a fast-paced percussive dance with African and Irish roots that became a staple in many movies and performances, starting in the 1930s.

If you’ve always dreamed of dancing like the Nicholas Brothers, you’ve come to the right place. Here at TakeLessons, we offer some of the best tap dancing teachers who can make your dance dreams come true. You’ll find that we offer the best online tap dancing lessons and in-person sessions around. Sign up with us today to begin your dancing endeavors.

Certified Tap Dance Teachers

If you’re looking to tap dance to your heart’s content, it’s time to work one-on-one with one of our certified tap dance teachers. We offer a vast selection of the best dance instructors around. All of them are background checked and have the skills to take your dance skills to new heights.

To find your ideal match, check out each tap dance teacher’s profile. There, you’ll find information about their qualifications, availability, and rates. It’s our mission to keep our rates affordable for all students, so you’ll find prices ranging between $20 and $150 an hour, depending on your specific needs. On average, an hour-long class will cost $111.

After you’ve selected your teacher and decided on when you’d like to attend classes, simply choose your lesson package to finalize the sign-up process. You’ll be set to begin tapping away in just a few clicks!

Tap Dance Online Lessons for All Ages

Tap dancing is a skill that anyone can learn, no matter their age. Learning this style of dance can help students of all ages improve their coordination, balance, and core control. It also provides them with a way to express themselves and tap into their creativity.

Here at TakeLessons, we believe everyone should enjoy the opportunity of learning this dance style. By offering tap dance lessons for kids and adults, our tap dance teachers welcome students of all ages to explore this beautiful dance form, as they instruct everyone from young children to older retirees. Sign up with us today!

Tap Dance Lessons for All Levels

What we love so much about tap dancing is that anyone can learn this style even if they’ve never taken a dance lesson before. Our professional teachers have the skills and knowledge to teach students of all skill levels.

Never worn a pair of tap shoes before? Begin your dancing journey by signing up for our tap dance lessons for beginners.

Already on your way to becoming the next Fred Astaire? You might be ready for our intermediate or more advanced courses.

When you sign up with us, your teacher will create an individualized curriculum designed just for you.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Tap Dance Lessons

In beginner lessons, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Get acquainted with your tap shoes
  • Learn to warm up and stretch out
  • Practice toe-tapping in rhythm
  • Learn the ball, heel and ball change
  • Practice a single buffalo

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Tap Dance Lessons

In intermediate classes, your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Master putting rhythm into every movement
  • Improve fluidity of movement with strong ankles
  • Practice increasingly complex combinations
  • Feel the off-beat with a syncopated rhythm
  • Practice intermediate turns

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Tap Dance Lessons

Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the individual student's interests, but your teacher might choose to cover the following:

  • Design your own choreography
  • Combine tap with other dance styles
  • Master advanced, highly challenging steps, combinations, and turns
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

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There’s no time like the present to sign up for your in-person or online tap dance lessons. The check-out process is simple: Choose your teacher, schedule, and lesson package, and then take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. With a few lessons under your belt, you’ll be achieving your dance goals in no time.


Can I teach myself to tap dance?

Anyone can teach themselves how to tap dance, but if you want to build a strong foundation, it’s best to learn with a private dance instructor. Students who receive individualized attention will learn the basics and grow their skills from there. They’ll start from the beginning, focusing on toe-tapping rhythms and eventually moving on to more challenging techniques.

Can you learn to tap dance at any age?

Yes, anyone at any age can learn to tap dance! Here at TakeLessons, our tap dance teachers have the expertise to instruct kids, adults, and seniors alike. From children to retirees, every student will receive personalized instruction and a tailored curriculum that aligns with their age, maturity level, and skills to ensure they’re on the right track.

How do you tap for beginners?

If you’re just starting out with this style of dancing, the best way to learn is to take tap dance lessons for beginners. These sessions are great for students who have no prior experience tap dancing, as they focus on laying the groundwork. You’ll begin by getting familiar with your tap dancing shoes and learning a few basic toe-tapping rhythms. From here, your private tutor will introduce you to some foundational steps, such as the single buffalo and ball-heel change. Once you’ve taken some beginner sessions, you’ll slowly but surely notice an improvement in your tap dancing skills.

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