Our Tap dance program begins at four years of age and continues until our student’s are qualified to take Professional Examinations. Students in this discipline train under the BATD syllabus and have the opportunity to take their exams.
Level 1: ages 4-6
Primary: ages 7-8
Grades 1-5: ages 9-15
Elementary: ages 15+
Senior Tap: recreational class for students ages 13+
Grades 1-5: ages 8-15. Graded classes require students to take ballet twice a week.
Associate classes: ages 15+
Teen Ballet: recreational class for students 11+
Pointe: optional class for grade 4 ballet+
Examinations are a vital part of a child’s progression in dance as well as in everyday life. Our classes follow the British Association of Teachers of Dance syllabus. This school of dance has pre-designed exercises and a specific curriculum that the students are taught.
Near the end of the dance year, students can participate in their exams. Participation requires the students to be proficient at all aspects of their syllabus, and to have the proper uniform. Students wishing to advance to higher levels of dance are strongly encouraged to participate in the appropriate exams.
Exam fees are non-refundable. In case of illness, a medical note and a written application for a refund is required.
Benefits of participating in dance exams:
- sense of accomplishment
- goal setting
- motivation and incentive to work hard in weekly classes
- results (certification)
- qualification to teach dance in the future