Learn Tap - an expressive dance, where you make the music with your feet
Next round of classes
starting in January
(exact dates to be announced)
date will be announced soon
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Regular: 690 kr for 7 classes of 1 h 15 min
Student: 540 kr for 7 classes of 1 h 15 min
Happy Feet Studio,
Ørnevej 33, København NV
Next Round of Classes
starting in January
more info coming soon
No previous experience required. We go through basic steps, we dance some nice choreographies, and we introduce you to the very beginning of improvisation.
This is for you who already have tried tap, and you feel confident in executing basic steps as shuffles and flaps. You can follow the music and maybe you want to bang the floor by your own.
Level Guidance Note: Tap 3 course is created only when there is enough students on the Tap 2 course. This means that in some rounds of classes the Tap 3 course might not be available.
You have already tap danced for one good year, and you want to improve and try different styles and rhythms. You have a basic understanding of tap musicality and improvisation.
Note: Tap 3 course is created only when there is enough students on the Tap 2 course. This means that in some rounds of classes the Tap 3 course might not be available.
Tap is perhaps the kind of dance that - thanks to Hollywood's film industry - has created the most dance lovers in the world. Tap comes mainly from the mix of African and European cultures in the United States, and it has developed hand in hand with jazz. It is actually a social dance and we make the music with our feet. Tap community is growing more and more all over the world and there are many festivals year round, where we meet, dance and share our love for tap. Tap is culture, it is art, it is fun and everybody loves it!
Xavier Estrela studied tap dance with Michael Sandwick, a member of the "American Tap Dance Orchestra" of Brenda Bufalino and a disciple of hers (Michael S. also studied with Henry LeTang, Paul Draper and Maurice Hines, all legendary masters of this art). After acquiring this solid formation from the best tap dance tradition, he has had the privilege of receiving courses from many of the best artists and pedagogues, including Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, Jason Samuels Smith, Sam Weber, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Andrew Nemr, Josh Hilberman, Roxane Butterfly, Chloe Arnold, and Guillem Alonso.
Xavier has danced tap professionally in numerous occasions, in great musical productions and in all kinds of events. He has his own group of dancers and teaches tap classes, courses and seminars constantly.
Xavier has also been a professional dancer in classical ballet, modern dance and jazz, developing his stage work and his pedagogical work in several countries.
Music from class
We have collected some of our favorite swing songs, which are good for practicing new moves, and put them together in a Spotify and Youtube playlists.
Come and practice moves from your class during Open Practice. It's free and open for everyone! You might want to bring a partner to dance with though.
In Copenhagen you can dance socially almost every evening, and in most cases the entrance is free! Check out our list of venues with recurring social dancing events: