Welcome To Our Studio

Tip Toes and Taps School of Dance was founded in 1981 and has developed a legacy of excellence in teaching dance. Over the 3 decades of its existence, Tip Toes and Taps has maintained a commitment to quality dance education to residents of the CSRA. Our core program of study is ballet. It is a highly structured form of dance that is taught with increasing levels of discipline as the students progress in their training and improve their technical abilities.  People of all ages want to learn dance, so some of our programs are designed for very young dancers taught by instructors that both understand and love little ones. We offer classes year round for beginner to pre-professional levels. Our professional staff is ready to train and inspire dancers to reach their potential in a structured, family-friendly learning environment.

Our instructors are all highly qualified and make a point to stay current on trends in the dance industry. They’re chosen on their ability to not only teach, but to relate well to our students.

Our office staff is available anytime our studio is open. They have been hand selected and continue to train in new technologies and systems to serve you better. To further your convenience, we can order dancewear and/or supplies for you including dance shoes, tights, leotards, athletic clothing, and tote bags.

Our annual dance recital is held at the historic Imperial Theatre located in downtown Augusta, GA. Our students are treated to a professional theatre performance complete with stage sets, professional lighting and a professionally-produced, fully-narrated story ballet.

Our Mission & Vision

Mission

Our mission is to develop young people into our next generation’s leaders by practicing discipline, creative thinking, and community outreach in a family-friendly learning environment in two main areas: dance and tumbling. As a dance studio and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, process over product, continual self-development, and personal excellence through dance.  In tumbling, we strive to be recognized for a unique and inspiring experience that fosters a positive atmosphere designed for superior health, movement, and fun.

Dance Vision

As a studio and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, process over product, continual self-development, and personal excellence through dance.  While building dance technique to benefit a sound mind and body we strive to:

· Provide extensive dance programs utilizing goal based solutions

· Introduce and promote dance to beginners and advanced students

· Build a strong dance community within the studio

· Provide a place for learning and practicing dance in a constructive environment

· Develop relationships and alliances with other artists to improve both the visual and performing arts in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

· Give back to the community and support causes right here in the CSRA

Tumbling Vision

Tip Toes and Taps is passionately dedicated to providing the best education, learning environment, and care to its students.  We strive to be recognized for a unique and inspiring experience that fosters a positive atmosphere designed for superior health, movement, and fun by:

· Promoting positive self-esteem, energy, determination, personal goal setting, and teamwork

· Providing various teaching styles with motivational lessons designed to ensure that our students will be learning to achieve their personal best

· Providing an environment that stimulates the child’s overall quality of fitness and health/wellness through core strength, flexibility, agility, endurance, body awareness, coordination, and balance

Skills For Life, Beyond Just The Classroom

Not sure if dance is for your child?

Consider this.  Of all the activities a child can pursue, dance does the best job of making the most connected use of mind and body.  In a study that included participants in 11 physical activities including team sports, swimming, bicycling and dance—dance was the only physical activity that benefited the brain. This was attributed to the cerebral rather than the physical aspect of dance.  The performing arts have been proven to close the gaps between the verbal and non-verbal, and between logic and emotion.  

Unfortunately, the fine arts have become a low priority in today’s public schools.  As parents, we want to look for a better way for our children to spend time that benefits their lives and brings enjoyment.  Our dance program can do just that.

Performance Transforms Students and Audience

You’ve entered the theater, you have your program in hand.   You’ve even made sure to bring flowers.  Now it’s time to sit and watch an evening or matinee performance.  You know you’ve been driving your dancer to classes and rehearsals, but have you ever stopped to think about what dance will teach your child?  

It’s important to remember that there has been an incredible amount of work that went into the production you are about to watch.  Think about it—composing dance has involved using the left brain to organize the amazing creative thoughts from the right brain. Then there had to be a casting session—where both social skills and a solid work ethic were necessary.  Countless hours of rehearsal have continued to reinforce that earlier-mentioned social aptitude, while incorporating continued use of the left brain’s organizational and sequencing skills.  What I haven’t even mentioned is the confidence and rise in self esteem of the performers, in daily doses all year long, and even more so once rehearsals are over and the curtain rises on show day.   Any performer will tell you –there is simply nothing like it. 

Dance engages the student in so many ways.  If you want your child to explore a craft that will help him or her succeed in being a more disciplined student with a confident voice in the world, give us a call.