From first steps to Fred Astaire join us for tap classes in Banstead
At Banstead Academy of Performing Arts we follow the Tap syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D)
Tap dance is a form of dance characterised by using the sound of ones Tap shoes hitting a surface (the floor) as a percussive instrument. Two major variations on Tap dance exist, Rhythm Tap and Broadway Tap. Tap dance is usually performed as Musical Theatre.
The syllabi ranges in grades suitable for children as young as three years old, up to vocational examinations to prepare students for entry into full time dance training.
We offer Pre-Primary classes all the way up to Advanced, and Adult classes at a variety of different levels.
It is never too late to start Tap dancing!
Tap classes are fun and dynamic, we work on improvisation and free work along side the syllabus. We use lively rhythms and stylised movements whilst maintaining the highest technique.
Pupils are encouraged and worked towards examinations completing each grade with the greatest sense of achievement.
Tap dance is becoming ever increasingly commercial and we pride ourselves in teaching a mixture of English and American techniques and steps, in order to stay true to the tap style.
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At Banstead Academy of Performing Arts, we are proud to make it our purpose to instill every student with confidence and self-discipline through movement using modern teaching techniques and methodologies.
We firmly believe that this confidence can help our students excel outside our classes in all aspects of their lives. We hope to instal dedication, passion and determination.
Additionally, we believe that learning how to move and dance adds to a happy and healthy lifestyle!
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