At JA Performing Arts, Clacton we hold Tap dancing classes from 3.5 years through to Adults.
Tap dance is an exciting, expressive form of Dance. It incorporates rhythm, performance and technique.
From our Tots Tap through to our advanced adults, Tap is a very popular subject at JA Performing Arts. It is a traditional form of Dance but the ISTD have written each grade to reflect the growth and progression over the years, forming relevant and dynamic classes.
As with all of our classes our students are invited to perform in our large shows at the Princes Theatre. We also hold regular ISTD examinations from Primary Tap through to adults.
3 – 4 years
Our Minis will focus on the fundamentals of Tap Dance. Tap is a fantastic ay of learning rhythm, performance and discipline. Our Tiny tappers learn through fun songs and activities. From the narrated ‘warm up songs’ to learning to freeze with no wobbles or taking a trip to go skiing in the alps, each mini tap class is filed with adventure and excitement!
4 – 7 years
This class starts to focus on the ISTD graded work. We encourage our students to think a little more autonomously whilst building their confidence. We focus on the technical terminology in a fun environment and look at expression and dynamics when performing choreography- whether that may be working towards an exam or a performance.
8 – 13 years
Still remaining focussed on technique and performance, this age group really start to understand what is needed to execute Tap Dance to a higher standard. We work on refining movements that have been previously learned, whilst adding new exercises and choreography. Tap is an intricate art form, so we focus on slightly more complex rhythms and content.
This is a fantastic stage in any Tap Dancers journey. We focus on refining movements and lines and adding together everything that has been previously learned. We love to welcome beginners too, always ensuring that we recap and integrate all abilities.
We have Adult Tap classes from beginner to advanced – find out more on our Adult Tap page.
We are passionate about making our students into well-rounded performers and believe Tap is the icing on the cake! If you have any questions about our classes, just pop us a message our experienced team is here to help!