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Tap dance developed in the 19th century in the United States and is now known all over the world. Rhythmic sounds are produced with two metal plates which are attached to the front and rear of the shoes. All kinds of music is used to tap dance to. The «Hoofers» were the first idols, such as The Nicholas Brothers, Bunny Briggs, The Condos Brothers, Arthur Duncan, Jimmy Slide, Dianne Walker. Later, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly. Gregory Hines gave Tap dance new life in the 80s and Savion Glover led it to the present time. Backstage Studio is proud to regurarly invite many of today's greatest tap dancers as guest lecturers.

Levels and experience

Find and choose your level. We recommend the following tap dance experience:

Introductory course (I)

No previous knowledge

Beginner (B)

Introdcutory course completed

Beginner–Intermediate (B-I)

1-2 years

Intermediate (I)

approx. 3 years

Intermediate–Advanced (I-A)

4-5 years

Advanced (A)

6 or more years

Age Group

Tap courses are suitable for the young and old. Depending on your level and your teacher, you can select a course that is more or less physically intense. For Seniors we offer specifically structured courses. For children (from 4 years) and teens (from 12 years) we offer special courses.

Trial lesson

A trial lesson is anytime possible free of charge. Please check our «FAQ» for further information.


The courses are paid per trimester. The exact price is listed in the detailled view of every course. It is possible to book single lessons.

Current introductory course

The current tap introductory course will take place from 26 August - 28 October 2024 with Andrea, 10 lessons CHF 210.-/ with student ID CHF 190.-. Get to know the first tap dance steps, cool beats and rhythms. Tap dance shoes are provided for the whole course. If you are interested, please E-Mail us.

Next introductory course

The next tap introductory course will start in January 2025. 10 lessons CHF 210.-/ with student ID CHF 190.-. Get to know the first tap dance steps, cool beats and rhythms. Tap dance shoes are provided for the whole course. If you are interested, please E-Mail us.

Tap instructors

Backstage Studio: Andrea Müller

Andrea Müller

is a member of the Backstage Studio Tap Company. Her pleasant teaching style and imaginative choreographies are full joy!
Backstage Studio: Daniel Borak performing

Daniel Borak

celebrates national and international engagements. He teaches the latest trends and tricks of the international tap dance scene. Enjoy his musicality and inspiring choreographies!
Backstage Studio: Isabel Reinecke in dance pose

Isabel Reinecke

is Tap Swiss Champion 2022 and member of the Backstage Studio Tap Company. She loves to share her great skills and enthusiasm for dancing in kids & teens classes.
Backstage Studio: Mory Rüfenacht in dance pose

Mory Rüfenacht

has been an enthusiastic and captivating tap dance teacher for children and seniors for twelve years.
Backstage Studio: Nikolaj Bauer during improvisation session

Nikolaj Bauer

is a motivational tap dancer and a professionally trained tap dance teacher. He shares his tap knowledge acquired in Barcelona and his great passion for improvisation is inspiring.
Backstage Studio: Regine Ochsner in dance pose, one leg raised high in the air

Regine Ochsner

is the founder and director of Backstage Studio. After her long career as a professional dancer, she shares her profound knowledge with children, teens and adults with enthusiasm and motivation.
Backstage Studio: Ursina  Childs in dance pose

Ursina Childs

is already as a child a promising tap talent. She attracts attention from international tap teachers and receives scholarships to the biggest festivals in the USA. She convinces with a fresh, modern tap dance style.

CoursesWeek of 8 — 14 July 2024

Monday, 8 July 2024

18:30-19:30 Tap Beg / Andrea Studio II
19:00-20:00 Tap Beg / Regine Studio I
19:30-20:30 Tap Beg-Int / Andrea Studio II
20:00-21:30 Tap Int / Regine Studio I

Tuesday, 9 July 2024

18:30-19:30 Tap Beg-Int / Ursina Studio II
19:30-20:30 Tap Beg / Regine Studio II
19:30-20:30 Tap Int / Ursina Studio I
20:30-21:45 Tap Int-Adv / Daniel Studio I
20:30-21:30 Tap Impro Beg-Int / Ursina Studio III
20:30-21:30 Tap Beg / Regine Studio II

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

09:30-10:30 Tap Seniors / Mory repl.: Nikolaj Studio II
10:30-11:30 Tap Seniors / Mory repl.: Nikolaj Studio II
18:30-19:45 Tap Int / Regine Studio II
19:45-20:45 Tap Beg-Int / Nikolaj Studio I

Thursday, 11 July 2024

18:00-19:00 Tap Beg / Regine Studio II
19:00-20:00 Tap Beg-Int / Regine Studio II
20:00-21:30 Tap Int-Adv / Regine Studio I

Friday, 12 July 2024

19:30-21:00 Tap Adv / Ursina Studio I

Saturday, 13 July 2024

10:00-11:00 Tap Open / Regine Studio II
11:00-12:00 Tap Int / Ursina Studio I
11:00-12:00 Tap Impro Beg / Nikolaj Studio III
12:00-13:00 Tap Technique Beg-Int / Isabel Studio III
12:15-13:15 Tap Technique Int-Adv / Nikolaj Studio I
13:15-14:15 Tap Impro Int / Nikolaj Studio I