Tap dancing is excellent for teaching students about musicality and rhythm. They will wear tap shoes, and learn to make different sounds and beats with their feet.
Originating from African American culture and adopted by Musical Theatre performers, Tap Dance is rich in history and students will learn moves that have previously been performed by dancing legends such as Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire and Ann Miller.
All of our Tap classes follow the ISTD graded examination syllabi:
Primary, Grades 1-6, Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2:
In these classes students will start with a warm up, do some technique exercises at the barre and then progress onto centre exercises, corner exercises, rhythm exercises and dance routines. Older students will also have an advanced rhythm section where they will be able to create their own choreography.
It is worth noting that, although all of our tap classes are examination classes, students are not obliged to enter for official exam should they wish not to. Students will continue to progress onto the next grade with their peers and enjoy dancing
Our tap teacher is Miss Amy.