These classes are also $10 per person. The tap class will be taught at the intermediate level and the contemporary class will be taught at the intermediate/advanced level.
TOMMY'S CLASS WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 P.M. and ASHLEY'S CLASS WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 P.M.
We will allow up to 19 IN-PERSON attendees to come and dance with us in the studio.
You will be able to indicate on your registration form whether or not you want to take class in person or virtually.
Everyone is required to wear a mask, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.
We ask that you continue to remain socially distant (6 feet minimum) at all times.
Please bring your water bottle and keep extra personal items at home. Please limit your belongings to only what is essential. Please wipe down bathroom surfaces after yourself if you use the restroom during class. We will be disinfecting between each class.
For those who are taking virtually, the student will be emailed a unique private link class start time from firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will close 5 minutes before each class start time. Please download Zoom for either your mobile device or desktop prior to the start of your first class. You do not need to create a Zoom login or account to take our livestream classes. All class times are in Central Time (Saint Louis).
There are NO refunds or exchanges for classes.
Each student must register and pay individually.
MAKE SURE TO SELECT "GUEST CLASS" WHEN YOU REGISTER!
Tommy Wasiuta is a tap dancer hailing from Foristell, Missouri. He trained at Performing Arts Centre under the direction of Tracy Davenport and Anthony Russo. Tommy is an alumnus of the Tap Program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow (2017) and the University of Missouri - St. Louis (2020, BS in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude). He is a co-founder and performer with St. Louis-based professional tap company, moSTLy Tap. In March 2021, he released “Tommy Wasiuta Feet. EBTKS”, an original tap and jazz album in collaboration with EBTKS (Everything But The Kitchen Sink).
Notably, Tommy has recently performed at the Emerson Spring to Dance Festival, The St. Lou Revue with Circus Flora, and “The Ground Sound” with the Radiant Rhythm Initiative. He has also performed alongside the JaM Project, Anthony Russo, Ariana Savalas, the St. Louis Big Band, and the University of Missouri - St. Louis Jazz Ensemble. He has taught across the United States including at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), the Swingin’ into Summer Tap Festival, RIFF Dallas Tap Festival, The Big Muddy Dance Fest, and Beyond the Stars Dance Convention.
Ashley Claybrook has been a dancer for over 20 years training in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern and hip hop. She began her training at Columbia Performing Arts Centre. Ashley grew up loving all arts but found a beautiful passion for teaching and choreographing. She began her choreography journey at a very young age with the help of her mentors, Jen Lee and Ashley L. Tate.
Ashley’s first year with Ashleyliane Dance Company was in the Junior Training Program at age 17. The following year she was asked to join The Company; she performed with ADC for 10 seasons as a professional dancer. Ashley has performed in a plethora of performances in the St. Louis community and in ADC produced Dance Concerts. Ashley served as the Assistant Director and Contributing Choreographer for the ADC Junior Training Program for many years.
Ashley has worn many hats in the dance industry as many artists do. She is a dance instructor, music director, competition stage manager and an award-winning choreographer for several studios and dance teams in the St. Louis, Columbia and Illinois areas. She has taught a plethora of master classes and travels to share her love of dance with many.
Ashley has choreographed, trained and mentored dancers at DPU for 12 years. Ashley has adored her three years as the Owner/Artistic Director in her long time home, DPU Dance. Ashley is unbelievably honored to teach so many wonderful students and she has gained so much on this journey as the Artistic Director of DPU Dance. She is very humbled by the overwhelming support of the dance community along this journey.