Tap

An iconic Broadway dance form where dancers learn tap techniques to sound out beats and rhythms to the timing and flow of the music.

Teacher: Miss Julia

Teacher: Miss Caroline

A Little bit more about Tap...

Anyone can tap dance! Tap dance is community, fun, fitness and it’s really noisy! It makes you smarter, prevents Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, improves balance and entertains.

Tap dance is a form of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality,and is the jazz tradition.

Curriculum

Tap class structure commences with a warm up followed by tap class tailored to suit each child’s needs with focus on correct technique in preparation for exams and choreography working towards productions. Strengthening student’s execution, developing motor skills, knowledge and confidence in the delivery of their performance as they progress through the levels.

Exams

We offer the Southern Federation of Dance tap syllabus. This is for school aged children, who start in level one as they commence prep at primary school. The exam work curriculum offers structured classes, where students thrive learning and mastering set exercises and dances to perform in front of an external examiner once they are ready.

Productions

We offer our students regular stage and performance opportunities with two productions. They have a mid year showcase and partake in a theatre production at the end of the year. It is always a joyous occasion for a dancer to perform for their family and friends.

Learning Outcomes
  • Music and Rhythm
  • Barre work
  • Centre practice
  • Combinations
  • Routines
  • Artistry
  • Anatomy
  • Tap Terminology
  • Stage, Performance & Rehearsal Experience
  • New Movement Vocabulary