Phoenix Tap Festival

Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

*********SAMPLE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FROM PAST FESTIVALS! Check back soon for updated information!***********

  • Residency 1: Join Tap Master SARAH REICH for a 3 days of study! Focusing on music from her album New Change, dancers will aspire to create, share, and absorb from the best. The sky is the limit! Meets Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday! No conflicst with other residencies! Friday 12:30-2, Saturday, 8:15-9:45, and Sunday 8:15-9:45.

  •  Residency 2: Master, and we mean MASTER teacher STEVE ZEE will be bringing you a multitude of excercizes for teaching as well as a full piece of choreography with a breakdown of the material. In addition, participants will receive a flash drive upon completion. Meets Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No conflicts with other residency courses! Friday 2:00-3:30, Saturday, 9:45-11:15, and Sunday 9:45-11:15.

  • Residency 3: JAY JAN CHOREO CRAM! Sign up ASAP to learn choreography from the master JASON JANAS! Jay Jan is with us only for a limited amount of time. Dancers in this residency will have an opportunity to perform throughout the weekend! Meets WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY. Must be in town by Wednesday in order to participate. Wednesday from 3:00-6:00 and Thursday from 10:00-12:00.

  • ADV/PRO: Not for the faint of heart. Be ready to jump into WHATEVER the instructor desires. Break downs are a possibility. Concentration is a must. Energy required!

  • ADV: For the advanced tap dancer who has more than 5-6 years of high level tap training. Teachers will break down material, but may move quickly through the material to maximize the amount of material taught in the limited time of the class.

  • INT/ADV: Same tricky moves as the Advanced classes, with a slightly slower pace and more breakdowns of the material.

  • INT: A comfortably paced class with some challenges.

  • ADV/BEG: Moves considerably slower than an intermediate class.

  • PRECISION JAZZ: Enjoy a class with former Rockette DENISE CASTON! Precision movement taught at a fast pace. No tap shoes!

  • IMPROV: Get your groove on while learning how to comfortable improvise in your tap shoes. Class taught at an Int/Adv level, but DO NOT BE SHY!! Join us!

  • SWING DANCE: Not a tap class, a swing class! Learn basics behind East Coast Swing movement. So much fun NOT to be missed!

  • LINDY HOP: β€œThe Lindy Hop (or Lindy) is a partner dance that originated in 1920's and 30's Harlem, New York. The Dance itself consists of both 8 and 6 count steps and it includes footwork influenced by Charleston, Black Bottom and Tap” (

  • NEWSIES BROADWAY CHOREOGRAPHY: Join Evan Kasprzak from the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies! Learn original choreography from the show!

  • JWOB CLASSES: Visit for more info!