Best Places For Tap Dancing Lessons In Metro Detroit

May 9, 2016 8:00 AM

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Tap dancing is still alive and well in 2016, and many dance studios in and near the Detroit area offer lessons. Check out this list for an idea of some of the best in the area.
Central City Dance
6700 N. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 459-0400
www.centralcitydance.com

Central City Dance can be found in Canton, and the studio offers classes for all ages and abilities, including tap lessons. Starting with ages 3-4, preschool tap is offered, and classes go up to ages 5 to adult. Leotards or tights and dance shorts are required, as well as a Bloch tap shoes You can enroll in yearly classes or pay per class, with a discount if you take two or more classes (discount percentage depends on the number of classes in which you enroll).

Motor City Dance Factory
29429 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 905-5678
www.motorcitydancefactory.com

Motor City Dance Factory offers many tap dancing classes, separated by the ages of the participants. For ages 3-5, “Creative Movement: Ballet and Tap” is offered; for ages 7-10, “Fundamentals – Ballet and Tap”; and Adult Tap, for ages 16 and older. Tuition ranges from $50/month (1 class per week) to $150/month (4 classes per week), and there’s also an unlimited package if you’re so inclined. There is a costume fee as well, which is not included in tuition.

Metro Dance Company
541 S. Mill St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 207-8970
www.metrodanceandmusic.com

Metro Dance Company is located near downtown Plymouth and offers a variety of tap classes. For ages 3-6, a combination class of dance, tap and tumbling is offered; a sampler class, including tap dancing, is offered for ages 7-13, and both beginning and intermediate tap classes for adults are offered. Prices range from $52 to $140, depending on the class. You can sign up online at Metro Dance Company’s website.

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Nafas Fitness
811 N. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 677-0723
www.nafasfitness.com

Nafas Fitness, in downtown Royal Oak, is mostly for adults, and it offers an adult tap class. The classes teaches “basic rhythm combinations and barre exercises,” and tap shoes are required. A single class is $12 if you want to start off slowly, and packages range from $45 (for 5 classes) to $69 for a month of unlimited classes; another option for unlimited classes is to pay the $49 sign up fee and then $49 a month thereafter (auto pay), with no commitment. Nafas Fitness also has private tap dancing lessons upon request.

Dream Dance Co.
51756 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 588-9220
www.dreamdanceco.net

Dream Dance Co. offers a large variety of classes for both children and adults, and it is located in Shelby Township. You can get a free trial class by signing up online as well. Adults can choose hip hop, tap or ballet, and you can choose to pay on a monthly basis or just do a drop-in class. Classes have no dress code too, and recital participation is optional. Dream Dance Co. also has a competitive tap team for kids, and requirements include ballet, tap, jazz, acro, conditioning, turns and jumps and stretching; members compete in 2-6 dances and attend four regional competitions and also are required to attend one Sunday workshop a month and three conventions per season.

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Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at Examiner.com and yesnofilms.com.