Tap Classes

Get ready to make some noise!


We understand that starting dance classes as an adult can be daunting, especially when you’re joining a class of students who have already been learning for weeks. To help overcome this, we run a 6-week Tap BASICS course tailored specifically for adults with little to no dance experience. You can join our Tap BASICS courses comforted by the knowledge that others in the class are also novice dancers like you.

The BASICS courses are designed to break things down to the bare basics, starting with concepts like posture, the names of the different positions, and how the steps relate to each other. Each course is a complete 6-week term, consisting of one 75-minute class per week.

Each class builds on lessons from the class before it (hence why term enrolment is required), progressively teaching you the core fundamentals of Tap dancing. Casual attendance is not permitted in this class, as attending class sporadically will not enable students to develop the skills needed to progress and enjoy our Beginner or Elementary Tap class.

After completing a BASICS course, you’ll have the skills to join an Absolute Beginners Tap Class, or a Standard Beginners/Elementary Tap Class. You can do the BASICS course as many times as you like, until you feel confident enough to progress to another level. We advise you speak to your teacher regularly to check on your progress and see when you’ll be ready to move up. Please remember that everyone learns differently and at a different pace. It’s important not to compare yourself to others. Aim to be patient with yourself, and trust in the process.


Leanne is one of Australia’s top tap teachers! An absolute ball of passion, energy, and fun. I look forward to her classes greatly every week.


Ella Marie

A wonderful nurturing dance school for adults of all ages and levels. Ashanti is a patient well organised teacher. Her routines are fabulous well thought out and of the right level for the class. I throughly enjoy her classes and look forward to attending each week.


Sue Tully

Loved the class. Just the right balance of the familiar and challenges, the straight forward and intricacies. Leanne must be the most passionate tap teacher in town. Actually, she most definitely is. Her passion is infectious, her skills enviable, glorious and her friendly teaching style is tops. Glad to be back at the DWS.


Lorraine Ann Smith


We have a timetable of casual drop-in classes from Beginners to Advanced levels. Dancers are welcome to join these classes at any time without any long term commitment.

We have a full schedule of classes. Our daytime classes run Tuesdays–Saturdays from 9:30am, as well as evening classes Mondays–Thursday from 5:30pm.

Book online below right now, or find out more details about our classes.


Like to make some noise? This is the class for you!

Tap is a form of dance characterized by the tapping sound created by metal plates attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer’s shoe. Think of tap shoes like instruments. The tap dancer is a musician, creating tapping sounds to compliment the music.

Made famous by legends like the Nicholas Brothers, Savion Glover, and shows like the Tap Dogs and Happy Feet, tap dancing is a timeless dance style that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age. Some of our students started tap dancing as young as 70 years old, and have reaped rewards like improving balance, memory, fitness and, as they put it, “groove”. It’s never too late to start tap dancing.