We offer multiple classes for adults at different levels each week. Each class caters for the different levels of experience, but in general all classes build up on knowledge learnt at lower skill levels, introducing new tap amalgamations, more advanced versions of steps learnt previously, and much more. Whilst part of each class focusses on the technical side of tap steps, we also learn fun tap routines to a wide range of music, thus fostering our students' ability to remember longer sequences of tap steps.
Socially-distanced classes during Covid-19.
*Due to the latest government restrictions, Chapter Arts have decided to close their doors to the public until further notice, which means that our live classes have also had to be cancelled. We hope to be back in early 2021 as soon as Chapter reopens and government restrictions allow. Until then, our online content (see below) will remain available with weekly content.
We are offering socially-distanced classes at Chapter. During the pandemic, classes are 40 minutes long, rather than the usual 1 hour. This is only a temporary measure. We will return to the normal class structure post-pandemic. The full Covid-19 risk assessment for our classes is available here.
If you're uncomfortable with attending live classes during the pandemic, or if you cannot make it to any of the classes time-wise, we also offer an online membership, which gives you access to weekly choreography and step tutorials online. For more info, see here.
The live classes are scheduled as follows (this may change based on current demand):
WHEN: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 6.15-6.55pm;
WHO: for complete beginners or returners;
As a complete beginner, you are encouraged to first study our online induction material online. Please get in touch for more info.
WHEN: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 7.00-7.40pm;
WHO: for tappers with 1+ year of experience, or at the teacher's recommendation;
WHEN: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 7.45-8.25pm;
WHO: for tappers with 2+ years of experience, or at the teacher's recommendation.
WHEN: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 8.30-9.10pm;
WHO: for tappers with 3+ years of experience, or at the teacher's recommendation.
All our classes offer the following:
Personal tuition for every student in every class to help everybody with their technical skills (not during Covid-19);
Fun choreographies to a wide range of music;
Online access to the class's weekly content to help students catch up if they've had to miss a week;
Online videos of all our tap steps and choreographies to aid students with their practice at home;
Classes also run over the school holidays;
Improved body awareness, balance, and rhythmic skills;
A weekly full-body workout. Fun and sweat is guaranteed!
All classes take place in The Common Room at Chapter Arts Centre, which is located on the upper floor of Chapter's main building. Also see our Contact section for further directions.
Classes are paid for by a monthly membership fee which gives access to a whole month's set of classes. This fee is paid by means of a direct debit to Rhythm Tap Cardiff at the beginning of each month. There are currently two different types of membership:
Online RTC membership: £18 per month, for access to all our weekly online tap content;
Studio tap RTC membership: £25 per month, for one tap class per week and access to all our weekly online tap content.
For more information on these two memberships and on how to set up payment of your monthly membership fee, see our membership page in the T&Cs.
Students are welcome to join our classes at any point during the year. It might be that the class is halfway through learning a choreography, but new students will soon catch up with everybody. Due to limited availability of spaces, new students are asked to get in touch with us in advance to briefly double check whether there are any empty spaces, but generally students are welcome to join at any time.
Students are required to bring along their own tap shoes. For information on where to buy tap shoes and which make of shoe we recommend, see the answers in our FAQs section.
Rhythm Tap Cardiff also offers a few weekend workshops throughout the year. Depending on the workshop, students will learn a whole choreography to a special piece of music, will learn an a cappella routine, or will be introduced to body percussion. Dates for any workshops will be announced here on our website and on social media. Keep your eyes peeled for any future updates!