Dance Class: Beginner/Intermediate Adult Tap

Dance Class: Beginner/Intermediate Adult Tap

Beginner/Intermediate Adult Tap

Time: Tuesdays evenings, from 7pm to 8pm:

  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 3, 10, 17, 24

Instructor: Heidi Malnar

Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street

Tuition: $130

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE ADULT TAP is for students who can demonstrate basic tap vocabulary and have had prior beginner tap experience. Students will cultivate more rhythmic skills, vocabulary, and develop a stronger foundation of tap technique. New and more complex rudiments, music fundamentals, time steps, and riff and paddle and roll combinations are explored. Beginner/Intermediate moves at a moderate pace, allowing more time for repetition and review of technical and rhythmic concepts as we develop combinations and choreography. Choreography will include both original and classic tap combinations. With a focus on anatomical efficiency in an effort to maximize balance and technical clarity, particular attention is devoted to proper alignment, initiation, and execution as the dancer develops solid timing, technique and precision. Students who enroll in this class will be given access to class videos for the purposes of practicing and reviewing material outside of class.

Eventbrite - Beginner/Intermediate Adult Tap (March 13-April 24)


This is a high-energy class and an engaging workout for the mind and body! Please wear tap shoes and comfortable clothing for moving with ankle visibility.


A minimum number of students must enroll in this class for it to “make”. If fewer students enroll than are necessary, the class will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued. If we have to cancel the class, we’ll make every effort to notify students at least one week before the first class meeting.

Also note that…

  • Students must register for the full seven-week session.
  • Drop-ins/pay-by-the-class will not be permitted.


Heidi Malnar is an Emmy- and four-time Big Easy Award-winning dancer and choreographer from Chicago. She is the founder and artistic director of Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap, New Orleans’ premier rhythm tap company, which has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and produced Hoofing for Heroes and Love Taps. Currently teaching at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Malnar received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. She most recently choreographed Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Pictures of Marilyn at The National WWII Museum’s BB’s Stage Door Canteen as well as Le Petit’s productions of Pippin, for which she was also nominated for a Big Easy Award for Choreography. Heidi has also choreographed local productions of 42nd Street and Spamalotat Rivertown Theaters. In Chicago she performed with Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, directed by Billy Siegenfeld, and Chicago Tap Theatre, directed by Mark Yonally. Before moving to New Orleans, Heidi was on the faculty of Carthage College. She has enjoyed teaching positions at Tulane University, New Orleans Ballet Association, and Encore Studios in New Orleans.


By registering for this class (“the Activity”), which is offered by The NOCCA Institute, you represent, covenant, and agree, on behalf of yourself and your heirs, assigns, and any other person claiming by, under, or through you, as follows:

1. You acknowledge that participating in the Activity involves certain risks (some of which you may not fully appreciate), and that injuries, death, property damage or other harm could occur to yourself or others. You accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, including any associated travel, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA, and/or its or their departments, trustees, affiliates, employees, officers, agents, or insurers (“Released Parties”).

2. You waive all claims against any of the Released Parties for any injuries, damages, losses, or claims, whether known and unknown, which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. You release and forever discharge the Released Parties from all such claims.

3. You agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees and other litigation costs and expenses) incurred by any of the Released Parties as a result of any claims or suits that you (or anyone claiming by, under, or through you) may bring against any of the Released Parties to recover any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, or expenses which arise during or result from your participation in the Activity, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties.

4. You have carefully read and reviewed this Waiver, Release, And Hold Harmless Agreement. You understand it fully, and you execute it voluntarily by registering for the Activity.

This class is hosted by The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA’s nonprofit support and advocacy organization. Proceeds support an array of programs for NOCCA students, faculty, and the community.