Level: Pre-School/Children/Teen/Adult

Do you have happy feet?

A uniquely American dance style, tap dance developed from Irish and African American dance forms. Students will learn tap terminology and tap combinations to different rhythms and a variety of music. In class tappers develop motor skills, rhythm and coordination while having lots of fun. 42nd Street, here we come! Tap combo classes are also available.

Tiny Tappers (3-4 years)

Tiny Tappers is perfect for little ones who love to make noise with their feet. Through movement games and activities children will learn and practice spatial awareness, rhythm, balance and coordination in this exciting class!

Taplettes (5-6 yrs)

Little tappers will begin to learn the basics of tap with a focus on rhythm, syncopation, and patterns. Taplettes will play games to help them learn new patterns and steps.

Tap 1 (7+ yrs)

Tap 1 takes the Taplettes curriculum and spices it up! Adding more complex, embellished steps to the class while stressing unison, clarity, and execution helps these tappers increase their confidence with rhythm and musical structure.

Tap 2 (8+ yrs)

Tap 2 adds to the wealth of vocabulary learned in Tap 1 while increasing complexity of steps. Focusing on unison, clarity, and sounds continues to be stressed. Introducing harder tap concepts such as pullbacks and wings, Tap 2 is faster and flashier as the curriculum goes on!

Tap 3 (9+ yrs)

The sky’s the limit for our most advanced tap class yet! Dancers learn to embellish their work, tap faster, and incorporate intricate patterns and rhythms to their vocabulary. All styles of tap are explored in this challenging, upbeat class. This advanced tap class requires a foundation in the basics learned in earlier levels.

Adult Tap

Adult Tap is an introduction to basic tap steps and principles while focusing on balance, memory, rhythm, and clarity. Perfect for beginning teens or adults of any age, Adult Tap is a great time to learn something new.  Bring a friend or make a new one in class!

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Why Choose Us

Highly Trained Faculty & Diverse Curriculum

With a dedicated faculty offering multiple instruments, voice, and dance styles, we can find a teacher or class to fit your unique needs.


All Ages Welcome

The Music & Dance Academy provides a robust music or dance education. Private lessons and group classes are available for all ages, including Music Funtime and Mommy & Me classes for toddlers all the way up to Adult classes and lessons. Families can find something for everyone at our school.


Community & Performance Opportunities

Our relationship with the greater Tucson community provides our students with opportunities to grow their performance skills, participate in events, and volunteer with community service projects to become well-rounded artists.