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Short Vine
2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA


May 08, 2021 - Jul 24, 2021


11:15 am - 12:15 pm


$65 for 5-week session

Tap 1.5 for Grown Ups

Ages 16 – 86

Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This class is designed for students who have been studying with Esenwein for at least a year, or those who know shuffles, flaps, a few time steps, and cramp rolls.

Tap Dance did not start in a dance studio: it sprang from African rhythms. Cultures around the world use percussion as medicine and healing. In Tap Dance, our feet become percussive instruments. We create rhythms, we create music, we become musicians.  Join a community of dancers who respect the history of tap dance and find joy in this artistic expression of Self.

  • Session:
    • Spring 2: 5 weeks (May 8 – June 12, 2021. No class May 22)
    • Summer: 5 weeks (June 19 – July 24, 2021. No class July 3)
  • Cost: $65 for 5-week session
  • Health & Safety Measures: To read CCAC’s Covid-19 Preparedness Measures and Requirements for Participation, please visit
  • How to Register: Call instructor at (513) 541-7443 to sign up

To attend virtual class:

Follow the registration instructions above. Link to attend classes will be emailed to you directly. Classes are hosted using Zoom, and can be attended from a computer, iPad, or smartphone; you will need to download the Zoom Mobile App. We recommend testing Zoom on your device prior to the start of class by clicking here.

About the Instructor: Gloria Esenwein

Gloria Esenwein is a dancer, educator, choreographer, and licensed massage therapist. Her classes acknowledge the healing power of rhythm and movement and she continues to teach a respect for the history of this art form which has its rhythmic roots in black culture.

She has found inspiration in classes with Gregory Hines, Dianne Walker and Bril Barrett.

Esenwein has taught modern, jazz, tap and improvisation as a 25+ year member of the Cincinnati dance community.  She taught and led movement workshops for senior citizens, MRDD adults and residents of healthcare facilities.  Esenwein organized the first celebration in Cincinnati of National Tap Dance Day and established Women of Sole, and The Step Sisters, local rhythm tap performing groups. She produces a yearly concert of her own and others’ choreography, Percuss With Us!


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