Tap Dance Detroit Testimonials

Tap Dance Detroit prides itself on offering world-class dance instruction for everyone — from beginners to professionals, from kids to adults — in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to take our word for that, though. Just listen to what our dancers have to say! 

“If you have ever thought to yourself, I’d like to try that, know that you can. I had zero experience, never tapped a step. I was older than you are. All I had was desire. I’m no Gregory Hines or Denise Caston-Clark. But I can tap rings around the “me” that walked into Tap Dance Detroit last year.”
  – Dave C.

“In February 2022, I decided I needed a new and fun way to get off the couch and thought tap dance, something I had never done before in my life, was the way to go. I started with the Absolute Beginner’s series and was hooked. I was worried I would feel silly, however, Denise cultivates a high quality experience for people of all ages, especially adults. From the music to the movements to the challenges to the encouragement, TDD offers a wholly wonderful experience. For me, TDD has become way more than a studio where I dance. It’s a community where I feel connected and safe to try new things, challenge myself and do it all while having the time of my life with awesome people.”
   – Stacey D.

“We are so fortunate to have TDD and its wonderful instructors in the Detroit area. Especially as an adult looking to dance, there are other studios but the class runs maybe one day per week if lucky. Here you can drop in everyday of the week except for Sunday. Dancing is not only good exercise but it is wonderful for the brain and mental well-being.”
   – Cheryl E. 

“Absolutely LOVE my Tap Dance Detroit (TDD) Family and instantly felt welcome. Whether you’re dusting off those tap shoes or a novice trying something new – you choose your adventure. I personally love the super unlimited monthly pass offering a vast variety of weekly classes. Not to mention more dance opportunities to perform in the Spring and/or December Holiday Show, along with Outreach performances including local summer concerts at the park, festivals, senior centers to name a few. TDD is my happy place and super pumped for what 2024 will bring.”
   – Michele M. 

“Taking the Absolute Beginner’s series was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am an athlete and was immediately drawn to the speed and coordination challenges that tap dancing presents. The fact that tapping is also a lot of fun and does not destroy my knees is a nice bonus.”

“Great dance studio! Denise is a wonderful teacher for both children and adults, patiently challenging her students to do more than they think they can. Lots of performance opportunities. I’m an old guy with a hobby, but I’ve watched her develop talented children to excel in competitions. Fabulous dancer herself!”
   – Brian S. 

“Tap Dance Detroit is a life-changing experience. No matter what kind of day you were having before lacing up your tap shoes, you will end up laughing, dancing, and enjoying the comradery. You start going one day a week. Then two. Then as many as life permits. Denise, the owner, sets the tone: fun, upbeat, supportive. Top notch tap dance instruction from professional dancers who are also extraordinary teachers. I am constantly amazed at Denise, Heidi, and Megan’s ability to see what every person in class is doing and offer tips tailored to each individual. All skill levels are available, from absolute beginner to much more advanced dancers. Part of the fun is moving up to a new level you thought might be beyond your reach. Enjoy performing? Countless opportunities! Every person I’ve met at TDD is fun, kind, and supportive. You will make new friends and have a ball.”
   – Mike S. 

“This is a warm, welcoming studio and Denise is a wonderful instructor. My daughter started beginner tap a year and a half ago, since then she has really progressed and looks forward to dance every week. They offer tap, jazz, and ballet classes for adults as well, all levels. We feel lucky to have them in the area!”
  – Tecla W.