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How we start

Starting tap dancing is an exhilarating journey into the world of rhythm and movement. As you step into the studio, the atmosphere crackles with anticipation. The instructor, adorned in tap shoes that echo with each step, welcomes you with infectious enthusiasm. The class begins with a gentle warm-up, loosening muscles and preparing feet for the intricate rhythms ahead. From there, beginners are introduced to basic tap steps, starting with simple exercises to familiarize themselves with the sounds and sensations of tap shoes against the floor. With each step, shuffle, and flap, students delve deeper into the art of creating music with their feet, guided by the rhythmic expertise of their instructor. The journey of tap dancing begins with that first exhilarating shuffle, setting the stage for an immersive and rewarding experience in the world of dance.

Length of tuition

Tap dancing classes typically span from 45 minutes to an hour in length. Within this timeframe, students are immersed in the vibrant world of tap dance, exploring a variety of rhythms, steps, and techniques. The duration allows for a balanced mix of warm-up exercises, skill-building drills, and choreography practice. Instructors tailor the content to accommodate students of various skill levels, ensuring that everyone receives personalized attention and guidance. Despite the brevity of each session, the energy and enthusiasm fostered during tap dancing classes create an environment ripe for learning and growth, making every minute a step forward on the rhythmic journey of tap dance mastery.

Tips and what to bring

When preparing for a tap dancing class, there are a few essential items to bring along to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience. Firstly, invest in a pair of sturdy tap shoes that fit comfortably and provide adequate support for your feet. Additionally, wear clothing that allows for unrestricted movement, such as leggings or dance pants paired with a fitted top. Bringing along a water bottle is crucial to stay hydrated throughout the session, especially considering the physical exertion involved in tap dancing. Lastly, consider packing a small towel to wipe away any sweat and a pair of extra socks in case you need them. With these essentials in tow, you’ll be well-equipped to dive into the rhythmic world of tap dancing with confidence and enthusiasm.


Tap dancing is a style of dance that focuses on creating rhythmic sounds by tapping your feet on a hard surface. It's a lively and energetic form of dance that combines elements of jazz, ballet, and African-American rhythmic traditions. Tap dancers wear special shoes with metal plates on the ball and heel of the foot, called ``taps,`` which produce a crisp, percussive sound when struck against the floor. The dance style is known for its fast-paced footwork, intricate rhythms, and dynamic energy, making it a thrilling performance art that's sure to get your toes tapping!

A Bit About Us

A bright private studio equipped with sprung floor and ballet mats, mirrors & bars. Lockers to store your dance bags and shoes.

The hours – We have afternoon Classes starting at 14h00 with the littlies  & Adult classes in the evenings.

Dancetrax opened it’s doors in Cape Town 20 years ago and offers the following Tap, Modern, Hip Hop & Irish Dancing. We actively participate in Shows, Eisteddfods, Competitions &  Exams.

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