Tap / Modern

Imperial Society Teachers of Dance Tap and Modern classes start with our Beginners Tap and Primary Modern through to and including vocational. Both Imperial Society and Royal Academy of Dance are awarding bodies recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in England. www.istd.org

''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 Theatre dance 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.''

Age Suitability

  • Beginners Tap: 4 years
  • Primary 4-7 years  
  • Grade 1 modern: 7+ years
  • Adults - All abilities welcome


Our adult Dance fit is a full body workout based on a range of different dance styles from around the worlD, as well as eras, with easy to follow steps. All you need is a pair of trainers, lots of enthusiasm and we provide the rest!

Our adult Tap is for those with experience. Learn different rhythms steps to a varied music list from pop to classics. It is medium impact and brain engaging, exercise whilst having fun!