Tap dance class keeps Malibuites on their toes


Tap dance teacher Joe Giamalva’s class begins with a basic warm-up: a simple shuffle on one foot for awhile, then the other, then circling the room behind the teacher, doing basic “flaps.” As the hour-long class progresses, more steps are added until, almost surprisingly, they become an entire dance routine, with a flourishing finish. Photos by Cathryn Sacks