Tap Dance Classes
Ages:8 to Adult
Grades:Grades 3 through Adult
Dance Class Length:60 minutes

This class teaches rhythm, coordination, and a continued introduction to tap fundamentals and terminology. As students get older, the tap class refines skills while moving beyond the fundamentals to include new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations. Our tap students participate in our year-end recital performance.

Dancers wear a leotard and tights of any color/style which can be purchased at Target, Wal-Mart, or any dancewear store.

Black tap shoes can be purchased through Dance Fever Charlotte

Each Dance Fever Charlotte tap class will have one tap dancing instructor. Tap instructors vary by day & time but include the employees listed below.

Holly Griffin Cagle | Dance Fever Charlotte Instructor

Holly Griffin Cagle

Born into a dancing family in Eastern North Carolina, Holly was exposed to dance at a very young age. Her parents have been shag dancing since the early days of the dance and were inducted into the Myrtle and Atlantic Beach Shag Hall of Fames. Holly studied jazz, tap, & ballet from the age of three until graduating from high school. She furthered her dance studies by majoring in dance at East Carolina University where she was a member of the East Carolina Dance Association.

Holly brings to the classroom 25 years of dance experience and 15 years of instructional experience at various studios in the Carolinas. She has choreographed award-winning routines for several Little Miss North Carolina & Little Miss Mecklenburg County winners and countless dance competition teams including the East Carolina Dance Association Team. In addition to her award-winning lyrical, hip-hop, and tap choreography, Holly is a member of the National Shag Dance Team and 2007 National Shag Dance Champion in the NonPro Division.

Karlie Kissman | Dance Fever Charlotte Instructor

Karlie Kissman

Karlie began dancing at age 3 at Marguerite's Academy of Dance in Erie, PA. She studied tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, acrobatics, and was a member of their Acrobatic Adagio Company by age 13. At that time she began student teaching and then eventually took on her own classes. She has experience participating in and coaching gymnastics, cheerleading and dance teams. Karlie attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelors in Child Development and Family Relations and minored in dance. At IUP she was also a member of the Dance Theater Company. She continued teaching dance through college and recently moved to Charlotte to work on her Masters in Dance Education at UNCC. Karlie is excited to share her 10 years of teaching experience, 20 years of dancing and her passion for dance with her students!

Here is a sample of pictures from some of our Charlotte dance classes for tap students as well as a video clip from one of our tap recital routines.

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