Tap classes build from the basic tap steps to complex syncopated rhythm patterns, and several tap styles. The class begins with with basic tap terminology as well as technique.
Tap dancing is mastered through lots and lots of practice. Beginning tap dance classes focus on learning single tap steps, then incorporating the steps into series of combinations. A few of the basic tap steps include the brush, flap, shuffle, and ball change. Tap dancers strive to produce clean tap sounds with each step. Tap teachers will roam the studio during classes, listening for extra taps.