Tap dancing is one of the most popular and stylish dance forms of all time. Both Open Tap and working on AIDT Exam technique are a fun way to develop coordination, rhythm, musicality and concentration in an encouraging atmosphere. Learning and memorizing patterns is a great workout for your brain. Repeating, reversing and counting the rhythm patterns reinforces math concepts that younger students are learning in school. And for the adults … we all know that mental exercise promotes healthy brain activity and can help ward off disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. So get tapping! Where else do you get to make so much noise with your feet?
All classes (excluding Adult tap) include year end performances. AIDT Tap examinations take place in June.
The A.I.D.T. is an examining body and non-profit Association, whose aim is to promote the teaching and standard of Modern Dance, Tap Dance and Urban Hip Hop dancing. A comprehensive syllabus in all sections enables students from the age of 5 years onwards to learn the correct technique, develop discipline and musicality, while enjoying the dancing experience. Careful attention is given to anatomy, as used in dance, to avoid injury through incorrect use of the body.
The General Training Program (G) will include a year-end performance.
The Intensive Training Program (ITP) will include festivals/competitions and year-end performances.
*If you are unsure what class to register your dancer please email the office.
LF-Tap – Little Feet Tap is for children ages 4-6. This is a fun and foundational tap class for the young child. This class involves a performance in our year end showcase.
Mini Tap (G/ITP) – Mini Tap is part of our ITP Program. It is highly encouraged that children in the Mini Level and Level 1 participate in tap to help improve their timing, rhythm, coordination as well as foot strength. This class, for ages 6-8, will involve a performance in our year end showcase.
JT1 (G) – Jr. Tap – This Junior Beginner Tap class offers a wonderful introduction to tap for the young dancer. This class, for ages 7-10, will involve a performance in our year end showcase.
JT2 (G/ITP) – Junior Tap 2 is for students who have previous tap experience. This class involves a performance in our year end showcase and possibly participation in AIDT Examinations.
IT1 (G/ITP) – Intermediate Tap is for students ages 11-13 who have previous tap experience. This class involves a performance in our year end showcase and possibly competition. It also involves participation in AIDT Examinations.
Level 2 Tap (ITP) – Level 2 Tap is for students ages 9-10 participating in our ITP Program. Dancers are invited into the ITP program and placed in levels by studio directors. This class will include both performance and participation in AIDT exams.
Level 5/6 Tap (ITP) – Level 5/6 Tap is for students ages 13+ participating in our ITP Program. Dancers are invited into the ITP program and placed in levels by studio directors. This class will include performance and participation in AIDT exams.
Adult Tap – Offered in 6-8 week sessions
Adult tap is open to all levels of experience. We will modify the class work to accommodate different abilities in a fun environment geared at progression in technique and choreography while getting some exercise in without feeling like you are exercising!
NEXT SESSION: September 2023. Click here for more Adult Dance class info!
2023/24 Tap Options:
Season 12 – 2023/24 Registration opens May 3rd for current THD families and May 15th for new students. If you are interested joining a class but it is showing full, it is strongly encouraged to place your name on the waitlist.