Session: Spring 2021
Chapter:  Tri-Valley Online
Location:  ONLINE
Details:  Tuesday 3:15 - 3:45 pm Live online Instructional recordings provided weekly
Starts:  03/30
Ages:  9-18
Tuition:  $165.00

** Registration ended April 19, 2021 at 4:30pm

Class Description

Can you feel the rhythm?  Tap is a popular dance style for Musical Theatre... and so much fun!  The rhythm learned and instilled in you through Tap will transfer to many styles of dance and help you build your skills. In this class we'll focus on perfecting fundamental tap steps, improving technique, and building upon the basics, and perhaps a few tricks!  Students will learn tap combinations created from fundamentals and more advanced skills.  Some tap experience is recommended for this class.

Students will have access to weekly videos on the class content page, to watch as many times as they wish and practice at their convenience.  The class will meet weekly on Zoom to review the week's lesson, dance together, get feedback, ask questions and prepare for the upcoming lessons.  The class will culminate in an online showcase on June 1!

*Tap shoes required.
Prerequisite: Tap experience


Kristin Shawler

Kristin is originally from Madison, Wisconsin where she participated in theatre as a child with Children’s Theatre of Madison, Wisconsin Youth Theatre, Broom Street Theatre, and Drama Barn, as well as participating in High School Theatre productions, both in Wisconsin, then in Illinois, and in college, with Ram’s Head Theatrical Society while studying at Stanford University. She was (and is) also very involved in dance and choreography, and danced with Rory Foster and Gus Giordano’s studio in Chicago, and as a founding member of Stanford’s hip hop group, Jam Pac’d. She graduated from Stanford with a degree in Human Biology, under which she designed a concentration in “The Physiologic and Cultural Aspects of Human Movement and Dance.” While in high school and college, Kristin developed her passion for choreography, and has choreographed ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, and musical theatre. While in college, she began choreographing floor and beam routines for competitive gymnasts, which led to a career in gymnastics, as head coach, manager/director, founder, Nationally rated judge, clinician, and choreographer, working with gymnasts and coaches around the country. Kristin has two sons, Calvin and Graham who love CYT!