During studio renovations, classes will be held at:

My Gym Atwater Village
3462 N. San Fernando Road • Los Angeles, CA 90065.

​SCHEDULING NOTE: I am out of town Sat, Feb. 9 thru Sat, Feb. 16. But I hope to have a sub for the beginning classes so they will continue to meet until you hear otherwise. But please make reservations in advance for all classes if at all possible.


The general rehearsal rules are below for reference as needed.

This page is for students and guests artists to request and keep track of rehearsals for the next show. Here's how it works:

I'll post possible rehearsal times. If you want to request that slot, email me at howard.tap@gmail.com.  Also tell me what routine you would like to practice, if that is an option during a particular rehearsal period. Just because you request a slot does not mean that you will automatically receive it. Don't assume you have a rehearsal just because you asked for one.

I'll update the schedule every 24 hours listing the confirmed rehearsals. So you must check back here to see if I was able to schedule your rehearsal.

Rehearsals for the August festival in Echo Park are free, but you can't take free rehearsals in place of classes. And if you schedule or sign up for a rehearsal, you must cancel within 12 hours to avoid paying a $15 penalty for not showing up.  It's not a bad idea to double-check in case someone else's rehearsal was canceled. 

(The August festival is different, but normally, unless otherwise specified, all rehearsals are free of charge ONLY after students have paid for $60 worth of lessons in a month or signed up for the unlimited plan. Otherwise, rehearsals are charged as regular lessons. Financial aid is potentially available upon request. Guest artists have various individual financial arrangements.)

Rehearsals are not private lessons. If you sign up to work on a particular routine, anyone else working on that routine can show up as well during the same time slot.

Anything listed as a private lesson below IS a private lesson and is for the listed person only. Some private lessons are not listed below. 

Here are the rehearsal times up for grabs:



Rules to get ready for Big Shows

Please rehearse every time with props and costuming that is part of the dance, such as trench coats that are taken off in the dance or masks that are pulled from coats, etc.

No one is expected to make every full-show run-though, but it's good to make several, and the more you do the better you'll be. Please note the cutoff date below for learning dances.

Note to all: At least three weeks before a show, dancers are likely to be cut from any numbers that they don't know solidly from beginning to end, unless they have specific permission to continue.

Dancers in the first row must know all necessary turns and arms, and they also must know numbers well enough to demonstrate them from beginning to end by themselves and must be able to make all the necessary sounds at the right time.




beginners to advanced