At GDA we follow one of the most widely recognised and highly respected syllabi with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD).
Tap is a fascinating genre and an incredible skill to learn. Not only is it extremely fun, but it also benefits the dancer’s physical strength and balance. It is a fabulous form of exercise and really gets the heart pumping, as well as being a brilliant mental exercise with all of the rhythms, quick thinking and intricate foot isolations.
Which Grade am I?
Grades are not just based on age, but also previous dance experience and personal ability.
For new students - If you are unsure which Grade to select then please contact us for info, where you can be temporarily placed for assessment.
For existing students - Please select the grade you were most recently in unless you have had a successful exam result and/or have been asked to move to a different grade by Miss Wendy.
If you purchase the class on a trial basis (one week), you are welcome to swap to a different class if you/we feel the one you have selected is not suitable.
Complete or partial refunds are only given in exceptional circumstances, this may be discussed with a member of staff and the final decision will be made by the Principal, Miss Wendy.
What do I wear?
If you are new to class, then please arrive dressed in clothing that you can move freely in; eg, Leggings and a T-shirt. Bare feet are acceptable, hair must be secured away from the face. Please also bring water.
Uniform must be worn in classes, which can be purchased from our online store or on-site dance shop. This consists of Leotard, leggings/trousers, tap shoes, and some additional extras for some grades. The type of leotard also depends on which grade you are in, these details can be found in the uniform section of our website, or a member of staff can help you at the studio.
To keep us all safe, we have limited spaces in all our classes, each student has their own designated space which is distanced from others, and sanitation stations are available throughout.
Unfortunately, our social waiting areas are closed for now; we ask that parents wait in cars or leave the premises while the student is in class. We have an outside space to wait in before the class enters, it can get busy, so we ask that masks are worn in this space in case of the event of closeness during class crossover. All students waiting to enter the studio must wait for the previous class to exit before they proceed.