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
Introdcutory course completed
approx. 3 years
6 or more years
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 children (from 4 years) and teens (from 12 years) we offer special courses and the Cartier Williams Youth Program.
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 25 April – 4 July 2019. Get to know the first tap dance steps, cool beats and rhythms. Thursdays 19 - 20 h, 10 lessons (excluding Ascension, 30.5.), CHF 210.-/ students 190.-. Tap dance shoes will be provided free of charge throughout the course. If you are interested please send us an E-Mail.
Next introductory course
The next tap introductory course will take place in August. Get to know the first tap dance steps, cool beats and rhythms. 10 lessons, CHF 210.-/ students 190.-. Tap dance shoes will be provided free of charge throughout the course. If you are interested please send us an E-Mail.
is considered an exceptional talent of the tap scene. With his Dadaist productions «Rhyhtm-Refix» and «Peter & The Wolf», he gets international attention. A new generation of Tap.
celebrates national and international engagements. He teaches the latest trends and tricks of the international tap dance scene. Enjoy his musicality and inspiring choreographies!
is a co-choroegrapher and a member of «Tap Dan’s Company», the company of Daniel Borak. She interprets songs in a rhythmically exciting variety, and her lessons are a pleasure for beginner to advanced students.
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.
is a long-term member of the Swiss tap dance scene. She has immense teaching experience. With Sabine, you learn rhythmical diversity, a profound technique and how to dance and swing.
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 15 — 21 April 2019
Monday, 15 April 2019
|18:30-19:30||Tap Beg / Sabine||Studio II|
|19:00-20:00||Tap Beg-Int / Regine||Studio I|
|19:30-20:30||Tap Beg / Sabine||Studio II|
|20:00-21:30||Tap Int / Regine||Studio I|
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
|18:30-19:30||Tap Beg / Regine||Studio II|
|19:15-20:30||Tap Int-Adv / Daniel||Studio I|
|19:30-20:30||Tap Beg-Int / Regine||Studio II|
|20:30-21:30||Tap Beg / Regine||Studio II|
|20:30-21:30||Tap Int / Ursina||Studio I|
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
|18:30-19:45||Tap Int / Regine||Studio II|
Thursday, 18 April 2019
|20:00-21:30||Tap Int-Adv / Regine||Studio I|
|20:00-21:30||Tap Int-Adv/ Sabine||Studio II|
Friday, 19 April 2019
Due to «Good Friday» Tap Adv / Ursina (19:00-20:00) does not take place
Saturday, 20 April 2019
|10:30-12:00||Tap Open / Regine||Studio I|