Session: Fall 2022
Chapter:  Portland
Location:  Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm
Day:  Thursday
Starts:  09/08
Ages:  12-18
Tuition:  $215.00
Open Spots:  0

This class is full!


Join your fellow elves and "Flap, Shuffle, and Ball Change" your way into Santa's heart as you explore the wonders of tap to the smooth sounds of Harry Connik Jr.'s, "The Happy Elf". This beginning/intermediate tap class will prepare you with all the basics for musical theater tap dance so you are ready for the stage. Teacher Suz Ruddock comes with years of professional tap experience and has trained under some of the most important hoofers of our times including Gregory Hines. If you are new to tap and need shoes contact one of our coordinators to find out about our tap shoe library.


Suz Ruddock

Susan Ruddock began dancing at age 16, taking an Interpretive Dance class from Sr. Jeanine Therese. She found her passion & escalated her talent by taking thousands of diverse dance classes: modern, ballet, tap, jazz & musical theatre. Tap dancing so fascinated her that she dedicated 35 years to The Skylark Tappers dance company, retiring in Dec 2018. In 2010, Suz was chosen as a local Rockette to open the Radio City Rockettes’ show in Portland. Over the years, Suz honed her tap skills by interacting with taps masters Cholly Atkins, Brenda Buffalino, Honi Coles, Linda Sohl-Elison, Fred Strickler, Portland’s own Terry Brock & countless other tap masters. Suz enjoys engaging in theatre as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer or assistant director with over 40 shows to her credit. A recent venture was choreographing Disney’s The Lion King for Kids.


13405 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223