Thank you Mrs Burren for all of your caring and thoughtful efforts and hard work in our Ballet class.

— Student, Tunbridge Wells

Tap Grades with the ISTD

 
Primary Tap

This is the children’s first opportunity to take an exam, usually held at the end of Year 1 but could be as early as the end of Reception.

Children go into the exam room in a group of 3 to 5 children, with their dance teacher. There will also be the examiner in the room along with a lady controlling the iPod with the usual syllabus music playing through speakers. The exam will take roughly 20 to 30 minutes.

Please use this Just Dance YouTube Video to help your child practise at home

 

Grade 1 Tap

This is now entering the Graded work and the examiner is expecting to see a good use of technique with full knowledge of the syllabus. For all the grades children will usually enter the exam room in groups of 4 ideally and without the teacher. This exam can be taken as early as the end of Year 1 but usually the end of Year 2 or later depending on the class ability.

Please use this Just Dance YouTube Video to help your child practise at home

 

Grade 2 Tap

Roughly Year 5 or 6 at school.

Please use this Just Dance YouTube Video to help your child practise at home

 

Grade 3 Tap

Roughly Year 6 to 8 at school

 
Grade 4 Tap

Roughly Year 8 to 10 at school

 
Grade 5 Tap

Roughly Year 9 to 12 at school

 
Grade 6 Tap

Roughly Year 10 upwards

 
Intermediate Tap
 
Advanced 1 Tap
 
Advanced 2 Tap

 

Then you enter the teaching qualifications in Tap!

Thank you Mrs Burren for all of your caring and thoughtful efforts and hard work in our Ballet class.

— Student, Tunbridge Wells
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