AYDT’s tap program focuses on learning classical tap steps, rhythm and technique. The class consists of a warm-up, stretching, and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations. All students have the opportunity to perform in our Holiday and Spring Recitals. Tap students are strongly encouraged to also take a weekly ballet or Broadway class to complement their training.
|Tap Intro||Pre-K & Kindergarten must be at least 4 years old by September.|
|Tap 1A||Beginning level tap instruction for students in grades 1 – 3.|
|Tap 1B||Advanced beginner level for grades 3 – 6.|
|Open Level Tap||Open to older beginner/intermediate students in grades 5 and up.|
|Tap 2*||Grades 4-7. Placement is by faculty recommendation or audition only.|
|Tap 3*||Grades 4-8. Placement is by faculty recommendation or audition only.|
|Intermediate Tap*||Upper-level students, grades 6 & up, placement is by faculty recommendation or audition only. This is a 2-3 year program.|
|Advanced Tap*||Upper-level students, grades 7-12, placement is by faculty recommendation or audition only. This level requires a second weekly class in either Ballet, Broadway, or Hip Hop.|
NOTE FOR ALL PROGRAMS: Foundational Level classes are based on age and are open to beginners as well as students who have had some previous training. New students, please contact us for placement. All of our classes are open to girls and boys. We have special classes just for boys in our Hip Hop program.
*Placement for higher-level classes is by teacher recommendation or audition.
*SEE CALENDAR FOR DATES OF MANDATORY SATURDAY HOLIDAY RECITAL REHEARSALS