TAP SYLLABUS

We follow the International Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabi for our Tap lessons. The syllabus is split between the Graded Examinations, Primary-Grade 6. And the Vocational Graded Examinations, Intermediate-Advanced 2.

The syllabus seeks to develop the skill and understanding of Tap dance by developing the physical ability to communicate through movement, sound and rhythm in an expressive and artistic way. The ISTD has recently changed their Tap syllabus; it now falls in line with the quick and close-work style of American tap, which has introduced more intricate rhythms, footwork and improvisation skills.

The Graded Examination Syllabus (Primary-Grade 6)

The objectives of the Tap Dance graded examination syllabus are set out below:

  • Teach correct posture

  • Build a secure Tap technique

  • Develop an awareness of tone

  • Promote the understanding of dance terminology

  • Gain a good sense of line through body, arms and head

  • Understanding of rhythms and its development

  • Appreciation of varying musical styles and their interpretation

  • Develop an awareness of the use of space

  • Awareness of audience and sense of performance

  • Encourage a sense of self-expression

  • Encourage creative use of rhythm and movement

  • Promote self confidence in the performance of a solo

 

The Vocational Graded Examination Syllabus (Intermediate-Advanced 2)

The syllabus objectives of the Tap Dance Vocational Graded Examinations are to:

  • teach correct posture

  • develop a thoroughly comprehensive tap technique

  • develop the use of tone

  • promote understanding and use of dance terminology

  • develop the sense of line through arms, body and head

  • promote understanding of rhythm and its development

  • promote appreciation of varying musical styles and their interpretation

  • develop awareness of the use of space

  • develop awareness of audience with a sense of performance

  • encourage an artistic sense of self expression

  • encourage creative use of rhythm and movement

  • promote self-confidence in the performance of a solo

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