Classes & Instructors

Rhythm Tappers

Tap (Basic Beginner to Advanced),  Jazz, Jazzy Poms, and Precision Tap (combination Tap and Clogging) classes are Monday and Wednesday, between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with practices on Fridays.

COME JOIN THE FUN!   The Rhythm Tappers Club provides members and guest performers with the opportunity to learn tap, jazz, Poms, marching routines and performance routines, clogging/tap and various workshop classes. Shows are performed twice a year at the Stardust Theatre — each spring and winter.   

If you would like to join one of our classes or participate in an upcoming show,  stop by the studio during any of our practice times.  We are a growing organization, welcoming all levels of dancers, from “never tapped or danced before” to “yup, I’m pretty good”.  If you would like to join a class or classes but prefer not to perform, that’s fine, too.  Still not sure?  Come test a class for free.  You will find a welcome atmosphere, many new friends and an energy that will change your life.  See you soon!

We are now taking registrations for January 2020

Performance classes meet Monday & Wednesday with instructor.  Friday is practice time with a TA.

  •   9am     Beginning Tap
  • 10am     Morning Tap 
  • 11am     Golden Girls Jazz
  •  Noon     Jazzy Poms
  •   1pm     High Intermediate Jazz
  •   2pm     Advanced Tap. Performing Class Mon & Wed
  •  2 pm     Tap Steps & combos. Just on Monday.
  •   3pm      Precision Tap

         Non-Performance Classes on Thursday evening

  • 5 pm      Clogging (Beginner) 
  • 6 pm      Clogging (Easy Intermediate)   









Marcia Day

Marcia Day is the instructor of our morning classes. Marcia has choreographed and taught Tap Dance primarily for 30 years, mostly in Arizona, but also in California and Hawaii. She has directed and performed in a variety of Dance Shows throughout these years. Marcia was the Founder of Tap Dance Arizona – a local Dance Company now under the direction of Marie Campi. Throughout the years Marcia studied with Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Dianne Walker, Ted Levy and several other tap professionals. She founded Marcia’s Mop Brigade in 1997 which included dancers from 18 to 79 who performed in local parades and at various fund-raisers. She organized Scottsdale’s Annual Celebration of National Tap Dance Days in 1996 – 1998, She was the coordinator of the Scottsdale Sizzler (girls 4 to 14) who performed both Jazz and Pom routines throughout the Valley from 1983 to 1990.

Carol Dana

Carol is our newest instructor for the Jazzy Poms and the Advanced Tap classes. She has extensive dance experience and has taught ballet, tap and jazz including traditional, contemporary, hip hop and musical theater. During her tenure at Dysart High School she choreographed several musicals and was line coach for the dance line. In 2014 Carol was selected Ms Senior Arizona and won the Talent Trophy for her tap dance to “Sing, Sing, Sing”. We are happy to welcome vivacious Carol Dana to our “family”.