Made famous by legends like the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire, 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.
Tap BASICS is the perfect course for learning Tap Dance fundamentals. We cover the most rudimentary aspects of tap, including posture and alignment, and universal tap dancing steps such as a shuffle, stamp, flap and so on. You’ll complete the term with a basic understanding of this style, prepared for general beginner level tap dance classes.
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.
We welcome you to experience our adult tap dance classes in a welcoming, non-competitive atmosphere with supportive classmates and teachers.
Tap BASICS instructor Leanne Driel has been training in various styles of dance for over 20 years. Her passion for tap has taken her around Australia, studying under Australian and international professionals. Leanne is the founder of the West Australian Tap Dance Orchestra and guest instructor at the Australian Tap Dance Festival in Melbourne.
Leanne Driel is a premier tap dancer and teacher in Perth with over 20 years of experience, known for her fun and musical tap classes, swinging style, and dedication to sharing the history and joy of tap dance.
Leanne is a wonderful teacher. I hadn’t done tap for about 25 years. It reopened a happy place in my heart. It was also great because I was able to do it with my 25-year-old daughter. I did tap basics twice and now I am doing elementary. Leanne is patient and very encouraging and has an immense knowledge of tap. I am telling my friends.
Leanne is a great teacher she makes the classes so much fun . I have learnt a lot and am looking forward to the next class.
I’ve been doing tap basics on Monday nights with Leanne and love it! I have learnt loads, laughed loads and surprised myself by what I can do. Tapping to great music is the highlight of my Monday!