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Tap for Little Kids! (3 – 5)

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January 8 @ 3:45 pm 4:30 pm

Date: Mondays, January 8th – March 11th (No class Jan 15th – MLK Day or Feb 19th – Presidents Day)
 3:45 – 4:30 PM
Total Sessions:
 Amanda Dareing
Location: Room 213, Dance Studio
Children, 3 – 5 years
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $105 / $135 / $175

Sign up for Saturday’s Ballet/Jazz Combo Class and receive a 10% discount code to use towards each class. Email for the code.

About the class

Tap for little kids is a fun and upbeat class that encourages creativity and self confidence in a nurturing environment. Class focuses on coordination, musicality and rhythm. Starting with a warm up and basic steps, class will progress to across the floor steps like basic shuffles, flaps, heeldigs and more. Games and activities will be incorporated to strengthen the understanding of technique and terminology, all while helping to develop fine and gross motor skills. Kids can’t help but feel great when bouncing around to great music and creating cool percussion rhythms with their feet! 

You can find tap shoes at, Amazon,, and and sometimes Target for Kid’s sizes. Any color and style will do. Not necessary for the first class, may wear hard soled shoes. 

SUPPLY LIST: Tap shoes, dance attire suitable for free movement and comfortable for the room temperature. Being dressed and ready for class is part of the experience and encourages focus and participation. 

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Amanda Dareing

Instructor / Dancer

Amanda loved tap dance early on and soon was competing at national levels. She reigned dynastically at every entered competition for the 17 years she competed. Driven, Amanda poured over videos and gleaned combos from her idols Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers the Nicholas Brothers and others. Striving for excellence, she learned: “Compare your performance not to that of others, but to yourself the day before. That is how you break away from the pack.” Now retired from competitive dancing, Amanda relishes sharing the joy and health one feels when their feet are making rhythms as they dance to fun, happy music!

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