Tap Dance Class

Providing our dancers a variety of dance classes, quality education and joy, since 1973.

Whatever your child’s dance interests may be, Marti’s Dance Studio has a class to meet their needs. Our Los Altos, California studios welcome all students who enter through our doors. 

We do not have a pre-determined schedule prior to registration for classes. Marti and her staff place all students in appropriate classes. When we form these classes, we do our best to cultivate classes where each student will be able to gain growth, educational development and overall enjoyment of their experience. We do our best to accommodate other outside activities, when possible. See our registration form for complete details. All classes meet for one hour per week, except on holidays, unless otherwise indicated. Please indicate on the back of the registration form any scheduling considerations your student may have. You will receive a notice of the day and times each class your dancer is registered for, before the first of August. If the assigned day and time does not work, please e-mail us. Please print clearly your e-mail address on the registration forms. We send out notices every two months with the information on what is occurring at the studios. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns at Martidance@aol.com.

Please note that grandparents and other special visitors are welcome to observe the classes anytime, but parents are invited to watch only the first lessons of each month. 

Classes We Offer

Jazz

Tap

Hip-Hop

Ballet

Contemporary/Lyrical

Acro Dance

Bollywood

Technique

Tiny Toes Tap/Ballet (ages 3-5)

Tiny Toes Kindergarten Hip-Hop (ages 5-6)

Adult Tap & Hip-Hop

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Jazz

A high energy style, originating from Jack Cole, fusing East Asian folkloric and African dance styles with jazz music.  Evolving into the style we have today.

Tap

Originating in New York, fusing styles of Irish and African dance rhythms.  A fun style that teaches syncopations and musicality while making loud sounds with your feet!

Ballet

We teach three different styles of ballet, Russian Vaganova, SAB and certified ABT. Ballet is the foundation of all technical styles.

Contemporary/Lyrical

Lyrical is a style that uses emotion and choreography that matches the lyrics of a song. Contemporary is a more modern version fusing modern, ballet, lyrical, or other styles.

Acro Dance

Acro Dance as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. The class will be structured for the students to work on flexibility, limbering, balance, strength and tumbling skills.
Note: All of our staff are currently certified by Acrobatic Arts and will be teaching through their syllabus.

Bollywood

Led by a dedicated team of instructors, this class will have you on your feet in no time. Many of our dancers love taking this class, as it gives them the opportunity to learn new movements and easily showcase their talent. Interested in learning more? Get in contact with a member of our team, we’re happy to answer any questions.

Hip-Hop

Urban style of dance that includes, breakdance, popping and locking, funk, wacking, tutting, etc.

Technique

A class that uses strengthening and stretching exercises, works on body placement and general Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, etc. technique

Tiny Toes

Our Tiny Toes program includes Tap/Ballet combo classes for ages 3-5 and hip hop classes for ages 5-6. Classes are scheduled for afternoon during the week or Saturday mornings.

Adult

Adult dance classes are formed on-demand and in any style.  If you are interested, please email Marti for more information.