Tap Tonic

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Stomp, shuffle and spin into shape with this ridiculously fun tap dance workout!

Whether you tap danced as a kid or never set foot in a tap shoe, if you want to tap, this class is for you. You don’t even need tap shoes, though we can’t promise you won’t buy a pair once you get hooked.

Class begins with fast-paced, continuous movements to loosen up the legs. Expect lots of hops, shuffles, stomps, runs, fa-laps, digs and more. If you don’t know these terms, don’t stress, you’ll just follow along. Steps are basic enough for most beginners to pick up, yet fast enough to challenge even those with some tap experience.

As with our other fitness programs, we’re more concerned with how much you’re sweating and smiling than how well you’re executing each move. Expect a high-energy, exhilarating aerobic workout, with the additional benefits of toned leg muscles, improved balance and tightened glutes.

Just to reconfirm: No, you don’t need to have tap danced before. No, you’re not too old. No, you don’t need tap shoes. No, you won’t look silly. So, let’s tap that, yes?

Tap Tonic

  • Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. with Lee-Ann
  • Midtown (1301 Locust St., 2nd floor of the NEST building)
  • Cost: $12 drop in, one punch on a class card or FREE for members.
  • Wear: Comfortable workout attire and sneakers. Of course, wear taps if you’ve got them.

*Moderate intensity
*Beginner to intermediate levels.

Small Group Tap Technique

If you’re looking for more emphasis on technique, you might consider signing up for our small-group Tap Technique series (offered Tuesday nights and geared toward beginners). Here you’ll brush up on tap sounds, terminology, timing and rhythm in a 40-minute class designed to deliver more individual attention.

Tap Technique is $10 per class when you pre-register for the series. Drop-ins are $12 per class, when space allows.