So what is it about tapping metal-plated shoes against a hard surface that makes it so thoroughly enjoyable?
Tap is a fantastic way for students to develop rhythm, coordination and timing as well as allowing them to make music with their feet. We take students from Grade 1 level, and at this stage we focus on teaching them how to perform basic steps and beats through rhythmical games and technical exercises.
As the students progress, they learn how to link basic steps and beats to enable them to perform more detailed and complex rhythms with their feet more quickly. They learn more about performance style, musicality and presentation. Students are encouraged to take their ISTD Tap Examinations when they have reached the required standard.