SP 21| Teen Introductory Tap | Mondays 4:45-5:30 | 9- 12 years | March 22- June 14|

  • Teen Introductory Tap Mondays 4:45-5:30   9- 12 years 

  Spring Break: April 12- 18th

Classes Start March 22- June 14th  Rolling enrollment NEW Students welcome throughout the term.

Instructor:  Ashely Towne  WSPA Dance Faculty


Ashley Towne (she/they) has been dancing since age 5, and has been teaching and performing in the US, Asia, and Europe for over 16 years. With extensive experience in a range of styles from ballet to hip hop, she has performed in concerts, special events, music videos, promotions, and film all over the world.

Originally from Arizona, Ashley earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University while establishing and participating in multiple performing dance companies. She spent several years training at professional studios and teaching and performing in Los Angeles before finding her way to lovely Seattle.

Her commitment to social and racial justice, community care, and interpersonal connection inform her teaching style and class culture. Ashley’s unique, playful style also reveals the sense of humor and genre-defying creativity that characterize her teaching, choreography, and commitment to dance as a mode of joy.


Attire: Loose fitting clothing that easy to move in and tap shoes. Hair ack and no jewelry.


Beginning Teen Tap:
This is an introductory level tap class where students will learn to develop a deeper connection to rhythm and sound. Students will do warm ups that help strengthen feet, ankles and legs. There will be across the floor work with a focus on energy, timing, coordination, clear tap sounds and technique. Students will have a chance to play through choreography and developing their own rhythms. This class acknowledges and honors the cultural heritage of tap and Black dance history. This style is also rooted in Irish culture.

Pre- Teen Tap is an entry-level class and can also challenge those with some previous tap experience 9 12 years and is open to students who have tapped in the past and have some basic training. Students should have a strong desire to learn. T


Category: Dance