This has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound. Tap dance is a theatrical art form often seen on stage in musicals therefore Tap dancing is not only an essential skill for the professional dancer but is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic dance styles and a great form of exercise.
Classes available for Children, Teens and Adults. The ISTD syllabi encourages good rhythm, style and technique and examinations are offered from children’s grades through to major syllabi as well the Medal tests. Examination classes also available for the ISTD Adult Popular Tap Test Levels and Medals too.