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Tap Dance


Tap Dancing is a style of dance where students wear shoes fitted with heel and toe taps that create a rhythmic accompaniment to the dance. It originated in the USA from the fusion of several ethnic percussion dances and has been popularised through Hollywood musicals and shows. Everyone has the ability to enjoy Tap Dancing in a fun environment. Classes for younger students are based on the ISTD syllabus and once they reach Primary and above, teachers follow the full syllabus and prepare for examinations.

Pre-Primary Tap and Primary Tap

4 - 7.5yrs

Pre-Primary and Primary are the first levels of the ISTD Tap Syllabus. Students develop their musicality, fast footwork and creativity. A wide variety of music styles are used: from jazz to pop, to musical theatre and beyond. Classes are based on the ISTD syllabus, and we offer the opportunity to take the exam (at the teacher’s discretion).

Grades 1 to 6 Tap

8 - 16yrs

These classes follow the ISTD Grade Tap Syllabus.The Grades break down as follows:

  • Grade 1 for ages 8 to 9 ½
  • Grade 2 for ages 9 to 11
  • Grade 3 for ages 10 to 13
  • Grade 4 for ages 12-14
  • Grade 5 for ages 13-15
  • Grade 6 for 14-16

Students continue to progress from Grade to Grade developing their Tap technique with continued opportunities to take exams throughout their training.

Vocational Tap


Currently Dulwich Ballet School offers ISTD Intermediate Tap Syllabus. It is for students who have reached a high level of ability and would like to have the opportunity to enter Musical Theatre training.


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