Tap

Current Classes

Venue Day Time Level 1 Price/Class
Enroll Shiptonthorpe Monday 16:15-17:15 2-3 £5.30
Enroll Shiptonthorpe Monday 16:45-17:15 1 £4.00
Enroll Shiptonthorpe Tuesday 19:45-20:30 Age 18+ years £5.00
Enroll Upper Poppleton, York Thursday 20:30-21:00 2-3 £4.00
Enroll Shiptonthorpe Saturday 10:30-11:00 1 £4.00
Enroll Shiptonthorpe Saturday 10:30-11:00 2 £4.00

1 1 = Beginner 2 = Improver 3+ = Advanced

Class Description

Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. This lively activity makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.

Tap is one of the most iconic dance forms, from the back streets of New Orleans to the stars of the silver screen. If you often find yourself tapping your fingers on the table or tapping your feet along to a beat, then tap is the dance form for you. Initially you will need patience, but after just twelve lessons you will find yourself tapping away.

Tap is rhythm - rhythm is tap. Its origins are many and varied. Americans claim its origin dates from the African jazz age. The Irish stake their claim to the jigs and step dancing. The English relate back to northern clog dancers, but whichever one chooses to believe, Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals. Evergreen shows, 42nd Street and Crazy For You, and the more recent Stomp and Tap Dogs highlight the great diversities of style and music in tapping. A gentle, rhythmical and enjoyable way to keep fit!

What is the key to tap dancing?

Tap dancing uses the floor as well as the dancer's shoes as a percussive instrument. After starting with the simple steps, you progress to learn the art of syncopation, double-time, tacit and stop-time, creating and developing rhythm tap.

Uniform

  • Starbrite sells all required uniform.
  • Please refer to any important notes below regarding specific items before purchasing them.
  • Click on the items below to buy them from our online shop.
  • Orders can only be collected from our venues, delivery charges do NOT apply.
  • Customers will be notified when orders are available for collection.
  • Certain items cannot be returned once opened, these are noted in the product descriptions in the online shop.
  • Please refer to our shipping and returns policy.
Girls
Ages Top Bottom Footwear Accessories Important Notes
3-10 years
Children's Yellow Nylon Lycra Leotard


Children's Turquoise Nylon Lycra Leotard 2

Children's Starbrite Branded Leotard


Children's Starbrite Branded Vest


Children's White 3/4 Sleeves Crossover Cardigan (optional)


Children's White Crossover Long Sleeve Cardigan 3 (optional)

Children's Starbrite Branded Jacket (optional)

Children's Yellow Nylon Lycra Circular Skirt


Children's Turquoise Nylon Lycra Circular Skirt 2
Children's Starbrite Branded Leggings


Children's White Ballet Socks

Children's 1st Position Velcro-Fastening Tap Shoes 4


Children's 1st Position Man-Made Low Heel Tap Shoes 4

Children's Capezio Man-Made Low Heel Tap Shoes 4

White Crochet Bun Net

Yellow Nylon Lycra Scrunchie


Turquoise Nylon Lycra Scrunchie 2


Turquoise Nylon Lycra Headband 2

2 We are phasing out the turquoise uniforms in favour of the yellow versions. If you only require one item of turquoise uniform, you can still purchase it. If you need or want a whole uniform, we suggest you purchase the yellow version. Headbands will not be required for the yellow uniform.

3 The White Crossover Long Sleeve Cardigan is being phased out in favour of the White Crossover 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan.

4 The different tap shoes offer different fittings, please click the product links to understand which will be most suitable.

Hair for tap is to be worn in a secure, pinned bun, finished off with the correct hair accessories.

11+ years

Adults' Black Nylon Lycra Leotard

Children's Starbrite Branded Leotard


Adults' Starbrite Branded Vest


Adults' Starbrite Branded Jacket (optional)

Adults' Black 3/4 Sleeves Crossover Cardigan

Adults' Black and Turquoise Crushed Velvet Leotard 5

Adults' Black Jazz Pants

Adults' Starbrite Branded Leggings

Adults' Bloch Leather Upper Tap Shoes

Black Sequin Flower Elastic

5 We are phasing out the blue and turquoise uniform in favour of the black versions. We have a small number of the old uniform items in stock which are still available to buy but once sold will not be available again.

Hair for tap is to be worn in a secure, pinned bun, finished off with the correct hair accessories.

Boys
Ages Top Bottom Footwear Accessories Important Notes
3-10 years
Children's Starbrite T-Shirt


Children's Starbrite Branded Jacket (optional)

Children's Black Jazz Pants

Children's Bloch Leather Upper Tap Shoes 6

Children's Capezio Man-Made Tap Shoes 6

6 The different tap shoes offer different fittings, please click the product links to understand which will be most suitable.

11+ years
Adults' Starbrite T-Shirt


Adults' Starbrite Branded Jacket (optional)

Adults' Black Jazz Pants

Adults' Bloch Leather Upper Tap Shoes 6

Adults' Capezio Man-Made Tap Shoes 6

6 The different tap shoes offer different fittings, please click the product links to understand which will be most suitable.

Watch your child develop in

Rhythm and timing

Brain function

Co-ordination

Enroll today

Take your first step towards an active, confidence-building and rewarding time learning the performing arts