Thea Dance and Music


New to tap dance?  No problem!  Beginners are welcome.  You'll just need to know a few dap dancing terms.  Here are some basic tap moves we will use:

Flaps - brush step (forward)
Back Flaps - brush step (backward)
Ball Change - step, step (alternating feet on the ball of the foot)
Hop - stays on same foot
Jump - changes feet
Shuffle - brush front, brush back
Touch - tap lightly (no weight change)

Most tap steps are done on the ball of the foot unless a heel is specified

Want some extra practice?  Here is a set of videos that may help.

 Need tap shoes?  Here are some places to find them:

Full Service (recommended):

The Red Shoes in Pasadena

1018 Mission St., #1

South Pasadena, CA 91030


open Mon-Sat 11am to 5pm