Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Intro to Tap

Class Description

Have you always wanted to learn how to Tap Dance but don’t want to take an existing class where students already know the steps? Then this program is for you! This is a great aerobic exercise. Certified Dance/Fitness instructor Susan Tribble from Colorful Fitness will teach basic steps such as toe and heel drops, step heel, step touch, stamps, stomps, digs, chugs, brushes, flaps, ball changes, spanks, and shuffles. As steps are learned, they will be combined into short combinations performed to a variety of musical genres. Practice sheets will be sent to participants. A hard (non-carpeted floor) is required. Participants should wear hard-soled shoes (preferably with heel and ball taps, but taps are not required). Those buying tap shoes should purchase low-heeled shoes (tied or mary-jane style) that provide the largest tap surfaces on the soles. Cost of shoes should be less than $30.

Six, 50-minute classes: Mondays, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Begins February 8, 2021. Via Zoom platform.
Cost: $75. Class limit: 15.
A provided meeting ID is required to enter the class.
Questions? Email Susan at


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Susan Tribble
Susan Tribble

Intro to Tap

Newburyport Adult and Community Education (NACE) is a self-supporting program. It is under the auspices of the Newburyport Public School System. Its budget is funded primarily from course fees. Additional funding has been made available from the Newburyport Five-Cent Savings Bank. NACE is available to everyone. Most classes are available to high school students (age 15 & over).

Keep in mind:

  1. We don’t send confirmations — we only contact you if your class is NOT going to run.
  2. We don’t cash checks immediately. We hold them until we are certain a class will run.
  3. No refunds are given after a course begins.
  4. If you need to contact us, e-mail is the best way!
  5. Use the Website to get immediate answers and to check for any changes to your class.
  6. We offer three regular sessions annually: fall, winter & spring and short session in summer (4 weeks).
  7. We welcome your suggestions.

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If the Newburyport schools are cancelled, Adult Ed Classes will NOT be CANCELLED unless it is a non-virtual class.

  1. Check the Website
  2. Or call: (978) 465-1257 or (978) 361-6008
    for class cancellation update.

NO REFUNDS are given after a course begins. In order to receive a refund, students must withdraw at least two weeks prior to the first class. In case of cancellation of class, a full refund will be issued.

  1. If you withdraw your enrollment for an online course prior to (3) business days (Monday-Friday) of the courses’ starting time, we will offer you a refund, minus a $5 processing fee.
  2. Should you elect to receive a course credit, the $5 processing fee will be waived.
  3. Once the class has started, there will be no refund.
  4. Respectfully, we ask you to test out your online platform in advance as we will not be offering refunds for last minute technical difficulties.
  5. There are tips HERE which may help guide you in learning how to use these platforms.