Tap. Beginning | Ages 8 – 11

Starting DateSeptember 14, 2020

Ending DateMay 22, 2021


Ticket Prices$160 / Session

Time 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

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Event Description

Mondays, 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.  

Art Studio

Fee: $160/semester


Requirements: athletic clothing, tap shoes


Instructor: Heidi Hackbarth


Dance program classes begin September 14, 2020, second session begins January 24, 2021. 


Tap begins with warm-up exercises that increase control, coordination, and rhythm; followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality; concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises. The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers. Students must complete each level in order to advance to the next level. It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.


Heidi Hackbarth began dancing at the age of four. She started competing by the time she was eight and assistant teaching when she was 14. She was the choreographer for her high school competition cheerleading squad and continued dancing in college where she was co-founder and choreographer of her college dance team. After graduation, Heidi began teaching youth ballet, tap and jazz classes for a community dance education program in the Twin Cities. After moving to Wisconsin, she began teaching competitive and non-competitive ballet, lyrical jazz, tap, musical theater and hip-hop classes at a local studio. Heidi also continues to work with community organizations, high schools and theaters to assist with their dance and choreography needs. “I feel honored and blessed to be able to share my love of dance with the girls and boys of the community. Live, Love, laugh and DANCE!”



You may also register by phone with a credit card by calling (715) 386-2305, or online. Fees are due at time of registration. Payment plans can be set up if students are taking multiple classes. Contact the Administrative Offices for registration and payment arrangements.



Phipps Dance Policies


  • NEW! Dancers may register for a maximum of two classes.  Families may email Pam, pehrnreiter@thephipps.org a “wishlist” of classes they want to take beyond the two they have registered for.  One week prior to the session starting we will review the class openings and if spaces remain they will be filled off the waitlists.
  • Classes cancelled because of inclement weather will not be rescheduled.
  • Instructor’s approval needed for placement unless it is a Beginning class.
  • It is common to stay in the same level of a class for two or more years. Instructor approval is needed in order to advance to the next level.
  • An instructor may decide to move a student to a more appropriate class.
  • Dancers must be the specified age by September 1, 2020


Registration and Payment

  • Dance fees are billed on a half-year rate. The full dance year consists of two sessions, and students will have to enroll again if they wish to take the second session.
  • All class fees must be paid in advance to attend class. If needed, contact the office to arrange a payment plan.
  • Dance terms begin on September 14 and January 24. You are responsible for making sure your fees are paid for the next semester before the class begins. We will send billing notices before the fees are due, but you are responsible even if you don’t receive the notice in a timely fashion.
  • A student will only be allowed to attend class if payment has been made.



  • If a student tries a class and does not wish to continue, the student may withdraw by notifying the office within 8 weeks of starting and receive a refund for the remaining weeks. No refunds will be given for classes quit after 8 weeks, except in cases of injury, long-term illness, or extraordinary circumstances.
  • In order to withdraw from a class, you must notify the administrative office, and not just your teacher.


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