A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit!
Tap is an important part of a dancer’s training to be a versatile dancer within the industry. The most important skill that a dancer learns from studying tap is a sense of rhythm and earthiness. It also teaches weight placement and musicality. Tap is rhythm – rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African Jazz age. The Irish stake their claim to the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers but whichever one chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals.
We offer the IDTA tap syllabus from Prep to Advanced 2 vocational level. Pupils can take examinations in this subject at all levels.
To be considered for our competitive team Tap is a required subject.