Tap is a rhythmical class where the student wear tap shoes, which contain small metal plates on the heels and toes. These shoes allow dancers to become percussive musicians using their feet to make sounds, rhythms, and music. Tap dance classes contain concepts of technique, syncopation, speed, patterns, and rhythmic changes.


BW CAS recommends Footsteps Dancewear for all dance attire and shoe purchases. Footsteps Dancewear is conveniently located at 24048 Lorain Road in North Olmsted. For current hours and promotions please visit www.footstepsinc.com.

All dance classes require that long hair be neatly secured away from face. Hair should be in a ponytail or bun during all dance class times. Please use multiple hair ties, styling products, and bobby pins to ensure hair is secured tightly and will not need to be fixed during class time.


  • Any color/style leotard or sports bra
  • Spandex style dance shorts or leggings. ABSOLUTLEY no baggy pants, track pants, basketball shorts, loose-fitting shorts, or sweatpants.
  • Lace-up tap shoes in black


  • Any color fitted dance athletic shorts.
  • Any solid color t-shirt or tank
  • Lace-up tap shoes in black