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
Modern Dance Theatre is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world.
It is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities.
The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style
Tap & Modern follows the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabi and is combined in the following levels:
Beginner Tap & Modern introduces these two fun and exciting disciplines to children aged 3-5 years of age
Tap & Modern Level II builds on the foundations learnt at the entry level and is available to children aged 6-8 years of age
Tap & Modern Level III offers an opportunity to increase skill and artistry and is open to children aged 9-11 years of age
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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examination Date
Tuesday 21st November 2017