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Bridging the gap after intermediate

3 hours of creative and technical ideas to move beyond Intermediate. New Vocabulary and how to teach it. Developments from Inter to include - Timesteps, turns,  shuffles, crawls, paddles and many more!

The teaching and improving of Tap technique

Discussing a selection of exercises and technique of Tap throughout the syllabi to give a teacher a deeper understanding of how to improve tap technique; How to correct and create better technique to make a teacher's life easier later on in the students' training.
Training exercises to support the Syllabus; In depth (time allowing) discussion of Shuffles, Riffs, Cramp Rolls, Paddles, Crawls, Elevated, Wings and Turns. 

Free class: Time steps and rhythm 

Versions of Rhythm and Travelling time steps and ideas for teaching Rhythm, Rhythm games and Improvisation)

Bronze award with free playlist 

Learn the Bronze Award! Receive a free music playlist as an alternative to the set music A shorter performance exam for your school.  

Silver award with free playlist 

Learn the Silver Award! Receive a free music playlist as an alternative to the set music and suggested technical exercises from the Grades to support it in class. A shorter performance exam.  

Gold Award with a free playlist 

Learn the Gold Award! Receive a free music playlist as an alternative to the set music  A shorter performance exam.  

DDE coaching unit 4 - New and prospective candidates and tutors part 1

Essential learning for all teachers, particularly Tutors of DDE. The session will cover a detailed analysis of the exercises in the Grades and Intermediate. 

DDE coaching - New and prospective candidates and tutors part 2

Essential learning for all teachers, particularly Tutors of DDE. The session will cover a detailed analysis of the exercises in the Grades and Intermediate. 

DDE guidance unit 4 - Guidance on the exam format and required learning

Syllabus outline for Unit 4 and the Exam format

Licentiate and Fellowship coaching part 1  - Class planning and preparation.  The depth and understanding  of Tap technique at a status level

Delve into the detail and understanding required at a Licentiate and Fellowship Status level. Ideas for planning your class.

Licentiate and Fellowship coaching part 2 of the exam -  Preparing free work and common questions and developments

Licentiate and Fellowship Coaching Part 2 of the Exam -  1. Preparing free work. 2. Common questions and developments how to answer well! 

Licentiate guidance on the exam format

Initial introduction to the requirements for the Licentiate examination

Fellowship guidance on the exam format

Initial introduction to the requirements for the Fellowship examination

Grade 1 and 2 - Set exercises (no amalgamations) 

The set work, faults and teaching of the technique required for Grade 1 and 2  

Grade 3 and 4 - Set exercises (no amalgamations) 

The set work, faults and teaching of the technique required for Grade 3 and 4  

Grade 5 amalgamations

The four Grade 5 Amalgamations taught in detail. A good choice for newly qualified DDE candidates needing to complete the Grade and experienced teachers alike!

Grade 5 set exercises (not amalgamations) - The faults and teaching of Tap technique at this level 

The set work, faults and teaching of the technique required for Grade 5

Grade 6 new unaccompanied arrangement

Come and learn the new Alternative Unaccompanied Sequence that was specially choreographed for Grade 6. Incorporating more of the newer vocabulary that has been introduced during our revision of the Graded syllabi. Syllabus notes will be supplied.

Grade 6 set exercises (not amalgamations)  -  The faults and teaching of Tap technique at this level

The set work, faults and teaching of the technique required for Grade 6, (with a free music playlist.)

Advanced 1 –  Dance sequences 

Learn the two set sequences, the  detail and common faults corrected and explained. 

Advanced 1 – Technical exercises and rhythm (danced to new playlist)

The technical work, faults and teaching of the technique required for Advanced 1  with a free music suggestions.

Advanced 2 – 7/4 and Ragtime dance sequences

Learn the Rag and 7/4 in detail

Advanced 2 - Technical exercises and set amalgamations (not dance sequences)

The technical work, faults and teaching of the technique required for Advanced 2  

Intermediate part 1 - Warm up and drills

Come and learn Warm up and Drills from the revised Intermediate syllabus in detail. The technique that supports the entire syllabus.

Intermediate part 2 - 5 technical sequences

The 5 Technical Sequences from the revised Intermediate syllabus will be covered in detail

Intermediate Part 3 - Time steps, turning drills, turning sequences and interpretive section

The Time Steps, Turning Drills, Turning Sequences and Interpretive Section from the revised Intermediate syllabus will be covered in detail

Intermediate part 4 - Commercial sequence, theatre sequence and bow

The Commercial Sequence, Theatre Sequence and Bow from the revised Intermediate syllabus will be covered