Tap 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.
Important updates on Vocational Graded Examinations and QUEST (August (2019)
Star Tap Challenge 2019
Unfortunately, the faculty has been unable to secure a suitable venue to run the Star Tap Challenge event in 2019. However, we will be running it again in 2020.
Changes to Licentiate and Fellowship Entry and Requirements (with effect from January 2016)
Download the Tap Dance syllabus from the theatre dance syllabus page.
ISTD dancewear for the Tap Dance Faculty is available for dance teachers and schools to purchase through International Dance Supplies.
To open an account, or shop now if you already have an IDS account, call +44 (0)1626 36 3232 or visit www.ids.co.uk.
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A Tap demonstration by Eilidh Ross and two ISTD students at Move It 2015.
A film produced by Deborah Foote and Sue Passmore.
03 OctFeedback from this year’s CPD training
02 OctWho are the Tap Faculty committee members?
Sunday 09 February
Sunday 16 February