Tap Class SS (Ages 8-10)


This class is taught by:

Sierra Tanji

Sierra is one of our own and began dancing at South Coast Performing Arts at the sweet age of 6! Sierra was a stand out student who is, even now, devoted to her craft. If you had the pleasure of watching Sierra perform, then you know how excited we are to have her join our SCPA family. Sierra was accepted to AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) and after graduating high school, Sierra began her first year at AMDA, which is a college conservatory for the performing arts in Los Angeles. While at AMDA, Sierra soon discovered that she was not a complete fit with this College and her passionate, spirited heart pulled her toward being a dance educator.
Sierra discovered she loves being with kids and especially teaching dance to kids and young adults. Rather than waste time, Sierra shifted gears immediately and jumped into the world of Dance Education. Being that Sierra is an inspiring and motivated person, we are thrilled that she has also accepted the position of Co-Director of our Performing Group Program here at SCPA. In addition to joining SCPA's faculty, Sierra will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, so that she can expand her range of expertise in physiological, mechanical and psychological mechanisms as related to movement. Helping others is what she loves to do and helping dancers with injuries and technique is a big part of that. Sierra is passionate, loving, fun, patient, and super excited for her future with SCPA!

MJ Wolff

Growing up in the charming town of Charleston, South Carolina, MJ began dancing at the young age of three years old. She fell in love with the art form from the very beginning. She trained hard, competed intensely, and performed as if it was second nature. She has performed in Calvin Gilmore's Serenade, The Carolina Opry and at the world famous House of Blues, to name a few. While away at Coastal Carolina University, she had the opportunity to take her passion for dance and inspire beautiful young dancers in the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, SC. She believes strongly in being a positive role model for her students, teaching them values that range from life lessons to the proper way to grande jeté. While attending CCU, she was the dance captain for the Coastalettes collegiate dance team, performing with the Spirit of the Chanticleer marching band at football halftime shows and basketball games. After graduating in May, 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a minor in Spanish, she picked up her southern roots to chase her dreams in Los Angeles, California. There she studied dance at Debbie Reynolds dance studio, The EDGE Performing Arts Center, and Millennium. She can be seen in a Film One Production commercial for Jacuzzi, and then moved back to Myrtle Beach to perform as dance captain at The Palace Theatre in multiple different production shows for the past four years, shows such as Illusions of Magic, Cirque Extreme, and Hot Jersey Nights. She acquired her sea legs onboard Holland America cruise lines performing in shows for the five month Alaska season as well. She has also choreographed and directed Welcome to Myrtle Beach commercial for the Chamber of Commerce, co-choreographed Anything Goes for Carolina Forest High School, and was a choreographer for Socastee High School’s Amp Up Your Holidays Christmas show. Her competitive choreography has received many highest score awards, most entertaining, and first overalls. Most recently, she has stepped back onto the stage performing in Charleston’s Pecha Kucha Arts Festival and she is looking forward to many more to come.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Nov 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with MJ Wolff
  • Mon Dec 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Dec 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Dec 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Jan 07 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Jan 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Jan 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Jan 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Feb 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Feb 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Feb 18 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Feb 25 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Mar 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji
  • Mon Mar 11 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Sierra Tanji