Tap dancing encourages rhythm and co-ordination. Dancers wear special shoes
equipped with metal taps to enable them to use their feet like drums creating rhythmic
patterns and musical beating. Tap dancing has many influences and styles and is an
enjoyable hobby as well as being an essential skill for any professional dancer today.
During your ISTD tap classes at First Stage you will learn to do many steps including
shuffles, paradiddles and, as you progress, timesteps and wings.
We offer classes at First Stage for all ages from 2 years to adult. These are held
throughout the week and on a Saturday depending on age and level. Please see latest
timetables for further details. First Stage tap uniform is lavender or purple/black
depending on age and grade. The correct uniform must be worn for all examinations.
Grooming is very important and hair should be worn in a neat bun for all classes where
All students have the opportunity to perform on stage in our dance shows and can
progress through the examination system to mark their achievement.