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.
|Requirements for the Free Time step Section in Advanced 1 Tap
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Vocational Graded Examinations and QUEST (August 2019)
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|Tap Dance Syllabus Outline
Download the Tap Dance syllabus outline 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.
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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.
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