Tap Dance Classes Near Phoenix, AZ
Explore the Beats of Tap
Weekly Group Classes
For PreK-6th & 7-12th Graders
Welcome to Bender Performing Arts (BPA), where every step is an expression, and every dancer is a storyteller. We’re delighted to offer tap dance classes for Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding community. Our tap classes are tailored to aspiring young dancers and their enthusiastic parents. Kids between the ages of 3–5, kindergarteners, and 1st–12th graders can register and start tap dance classes today.
Weekly Group Classes
For PreK-6th & 7-12th Graders
Who Can Register
We offer tap dance classes to students within the following age groups:
- 3 year olds
- 4 year olds
- 1st–6th graders
- 7th–8th graders
- 9th–12th graders
Give your child the gift of rhythm, confidence, and joy! Limited spots are available in our Phoenix tap dance lessons, so don’t miss this chance to secure your child’s place in Bender Performing Arts’ dance family. Registration for the upcoming season will be announced through social media, email newsletters, and on our site.
What Students Gain with Tap Dancing
- Friendships that stand the test of time
- Family bonding and heartwarming memories
- Social and group dynamics
- Healthy outlets for expression and emotions
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Better coordination, strength, & balance
Where Tap Classes Take Place
Tap dance classes are held at our North Phoenix Studio, located 15 minutes northwest of Kierland Commons and 15 minutes east of Midwestern University. Parents and siblings, extended family members, and friends are invited to stay and watch their children dance inside our studio.
3141 East Beardsley Road, Suite #110
Phoenix, Arizona 85050
What is Tap Dance?
With its infectious beats and toe-tapping melodies, tap dance extends beyond ordinary movement to create a symphony of sound and movement. Tap dance fuses West African, American, and British step-dance traditions and has evolved through the years. Embracing the hip-hop rhythms of the 80s and 90s, tap dancing has attracted a new generation of male and female dancers who continue to break the boundaries and evolve the style even further.
Our tap dance classes combine movement and music in the most mesmerizing way. With its captivating footwork and infectious beats, tap dance at Bender Performing Arts turns the floor into a stage of sound and motion. Tap dance classes are the perfect choice for dancers of all ages looking to develop a dramatic and unique style.
Meet Your Teachers
Alicia started at Betty Johnson School of Dance/Bender Performing Art at the age of 8. During High School and College she assisted many dance teachers and many styles of dance over the years. This will be her 7th year teaching Ballet, Tap and Jazz to youngest dancers at the studio. Alicia received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Sciences with a emphasize in Public Health and Clinical Research from Arizona State University. When she is not at the studio she works full time at Banner University Medical Center in Downtown Phoenix. Alicia is pursuing to get into a accelerated nursing program and hope to become a pediatric nurse or a nurse for Disney!
Beverly has over 20 years of teaching experience in Tap, Jazz, and Ballet including 16 years at Parker Dance Academy in Parker, Colorado where she was the director of the tap program. As a teacher and choreographer she has received various awards and recognition for her work with students on the dance competition circuit both on a regional and national level. Beverly also both danced and choreographed for the worship and fine arts ministry of Orchard Road Christian Center in Denver, CO. Beverly co-directed Colorado Dance Coalition which served the Colorado dance community through the production of master classes, and she was the personal teaching assistant to Robert L. Reed for the Colorado Chapter of the St. Louis Hoofer’s Club. She also choreographed musical theater productions of “Oklahoma” and “Guys and Dolls” for the Parker Theatre Company. Beverly recently competed for team USA at the IDO World Tap Dance 2018 championships where she received a silver medal. Beverly currently performs with Tap 24.7, a tap company based in Phoenix, AZ, where she has served as a rehearsal captain.
At BPA, our students not only receive quality training and professional performing experiences but also learn to develop important life skills as well. Learning to be respectful, confident, and conscientious youth who share their gifts and talents with the community. We want BPA to become your second home.
Julie Iverson is so excited to be back at Bender Performing Arts! Julie has been teaching young children in the valley for over 30 years. At the beginning of her teaching career Julie taught gymnastics for 10 years as well as dance. While attending college Julie was part of the GCC dance company for 2 years. Julie is also a certified medical assistant in Pediatrics. She truly enjoys working with children and very passionate about teaching. When Julie is not busy teaching she enjoys spending time with her family.
Miranda teaches a variety of dance styles including jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and ballet. She has been teaching at Bender Performing arts for 3 years. Miranda began dancing at a young age with Bender Performing Arts and Dance Motion Performing Company. She has also received training from Scottsdale Community College.
Taylor is a ballet and jazz instructor! She has taught at Bender Performing Arts since the summer of 2020. She recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in elementary education. Taylor grew up dancing at Bender since she was 5 years old and is so thankful she gets to teach here now!
How to Register and What Classes Cost
Visit our online class explorer tool, enter your email, and enter your student’s age.
Select an instructor and tap dance class that fits your schedule.
Enter your contact and payment information to complete your registration.
We know you have a demanding schedule, which is why we provide a range of tap dance class options designed to fit into your family’s routine. We ensure flexibility by offering 45-minute and 60-minute classes, with multiple sessions throughout the month. Choosing a higher number of classes not only maximizes your learning but also minimizes your per-class cost. Monthly costs range between $77 and $420.
How Your Child Will Grow Through Weekly Tap Dance Classes
Bender Performing Arts focuses on building a solid foundation of core essentials and expanding from there. Our tap dance lessons go beyond igniting rhythm within young dancers; we cultivate a technical foundation that mixes fun with process and gives our students a solid platform from which to express themselves. Unsure if tap dancing classes are the right fit for your child? Consider registering for a trial class.
The Basics of Tap Dancing
Laying a Foundation for a Bright Future
Dance and music play a vital role in increasing strength and confidence. They’re not just about beautiful art—they help children grow as individuals. Music’s melody and dance’s rhythms let us show our creativity and express our emotions when words aren’t enough. Working together as a team helps children learn how to coordinate and get along with different kinds of people.
Grasping the Fundamentals
Students learn the important first steps, kicks, and flicks that define tap dancing. From improvisation to acrobatics, your child will master the rhythm of tap dance. At Bender Performing Arts, we start tap dance classes by teaching
- Shuffle ball
- Ball change
- Single buffalo
Our passionate and caring tap dance class instructors guide your child through each step, breaking down complicated tap dance movements in a way that makes them understandable and repeatable. Your dancer will master the proper body posture and footwork that are at the heart of tap dancing and work their way to performing tap dancing routines set to well-known songs.
Confidence in the Basics
Equipped with the footwork and basics learned in tap dance class, your child will show off their skills with confidence as they take the stage to share their passion with family and friends. Your dancer will carry this confidence and build a platform to inspire others and explore their individuality and potential well into the future.
Inspirational Rhythm & Expanded Creativity
Syncopation is the heartbeat of tap dancing, a language of unexpected beats and delightful surprises. In our tap dance classes, your child will learn to dance to intricate rhythms, transforming their feet into instruments that add to the music. This mastery of syncopation sets the stage for captivating performances.
In tap dance, each step has a story to tell, and at Bender Performing Arts, we’re passionate about helping your child discover the magic of expressing emotions through movement. Our tap dance classes go beyond technique, empowering your child to transform their steps into melodies that convey emotions, tell stories, and create a symphony of artistic expression.
Stories in Sound
Just like a musician creates music, your child will create stories with their feet. In our tap dance classes, they’ll learn to interpret music, match their steps to melodies, and spin vivid tales on the dance floor. This fusion of movement and emotion cultivates their artistic flair, turning them into storytellers who captivate audiences with each tap.
As your child gains the tools to express their thoughts and feelings through dance, their creativity will flourish. They’ll learn to approach challenges with innovative solutions, bringing a newfound imaginative flair to all aspects of their life. Spark their creativity by registering to try a tap dance class near Phoenix, AZ.
Confidence in Every Step
Flourishing on the Dance Floor and Beyond
Confidence is a life skill that shapes how we approach challenges. In a supportive and positive environment fostered by caring instructors, your child will not only conquer tap dance routines but also develop a strong sense of self-assuredness that can carry over into every part of their life.
Stepping Beyond Comfort Zones
Our instructors create a safe space for your child to take risks and step beyond their comfort zones. As they conquer challenging routines and push their boundaries in our tap dance classes, they’ll witness their own growth and develop a sense of accomplishment that extends beyond the dance floor.
Poise in Performance
Performing in front of an audience is a transformative experience. With regular performance opportunities, your child will learn to showcase their tap dancing skills with poise and grace. The thunderous applause and appreciation they receive will fuel their confidence and reinforce their belief in their abilities.
Why Choose Bender Performing Arts?
At Bender Performing Arts (BPA), excellence isn’t just a word; it’s what we do. We’ve meticulously crafted a community-focused environment in state-of-the-art facilities where dancers of all ages flourish. Here’s what sets us head and shoulders above the rest:
Guidance and Mentorship from Dedicated Tap Instructors
Our tap dance classes are a personalized journey led by passionate instructors. Each dancer is treated to focused attention and unwavering support. Many of our instructors began their own dance journey here, bringing the BPA dance inspiration full circle.
A Community of Warmth and Unity
Become a part of our extended family, where parents, instructors, and dancers from all corners of Phoenix come together to share their love of dance. In this nurturing atmosphere, your child will not only learn tap dancing, but they’ll also develop lifelong friendships.
Witness the magic as your child takes the stage for our exclusive recitals and community events. These experiences create lasting memories and allow them the opportunity to share their artistry with family and friends outside of their tap dance classes.
Centrally located in North Phoenix, we offer multiple tap dance class sessions throughout the month. We make it effortless to find a day and time that works for your family’s busy schedule.
Register to Start Tap Dancing Today
Join us at Bender Performing Arts and let the rhythm of your child’s feet play a symphony of joy! Students who enroll in our Phoenix tap dance classes become part of our vibrant and supportive Phoenix tap community—where every shuffle and every flap is an expression in your own extraordinary dance story!