Tap School

Feat x Feet Tap School offers classes to ages four through adult. We’ve been offering tap classes to the Flathead Valley since 1997. Classes are held in both Whitefish and Kalispell and are taught by Artistic Director Ashley Smith.

Classes are made up of both boys and girls and foster athletic, rhythmic and performance skills. The Tap School is designed to build self confidence and prepare students to master the skills in order to audition for the Youth Tap Ensemble.

Feat by Feet -two young female dancers


Class Descriptions

Intro To Tap: This class is for children ages 3-5 years old to build a foundation for basic tap steps, patterns, listening skills and rhythm.

Beginning Tap: This class is for children ages 5-9, grades K-2 to increase their tap vocabulary, introduce students to time steps and flaps.

Intermediate Tap: This class is for ages 8-14, grades 2-8 that will link tap steps in more complicated patterns and develop speed and fluency using flaps, time steps and flash steps.

Transitions Class: This is for students who are getting ready to move from intermediate to intermediate/advanced. Students take intermediate and stay for the first 15 minutes of intermediate/advanced tap class.

Intermediate/Advanced: This class, for ages 10-adult, prepares students to complete detailed series of steps with speed and accuracy, time steps, flash steps, pick ups, wings and/or move on the Feat x Feet.


Whitefish Classes are held on TUESDAYS at the studio in the O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Avenue, Whitefish.

Tuition due the first day of each semester

Class Name
First Semester
Second Semester
 Introduction to Tap  3:30-4:00pm
Beginning Tap 4:00-4:30pm
Beginning Tap Second graders until 4:00-4:45 pm 
Intermediate Tap 4:30-5:15pm
Transition Tap TBA
Int/Adv Tap 5:15-6:15 pm

2017-2018 Calendar

September 5, 2017 – January 16, 2018
first semester – tuition due (no class 11/21, 12/26, 1/17)
January 5, 2018
Full dress rehearsal all students, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, O’Shaughnessy Center
January 7 & 14, 2018
Feat x Feet performances  O’Shaughnessy Center
January 24 – April 25, 2018
Second Semester – No Class 3/27
June 18 – 22, 2018
2018 Summer Workshop

Download the 2017-2018 Brochure PDF