Karen Forbes School of Dance

Tap Classes

Beautiful, elegant, Fun

Tap Dance

Tap dance is an exciting, percussive, rhythmical dance form. Dancers use their feet to strike before beating out and melody tap shoes. Tap dance is a theatrical art and is so much fun. We use American tap and follow the ISTD syllabus. Tap is so much fun with all the different beats, we incorporate African beats world music and popular music.


For trial classes please wear a leotard and some hard shoes to make a noise with hair in a ponytail. Boys same as modern with hard shoes to make sound.

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Tap Class FAQ

Do I need previous experience?

Please contact us to find out which class to attend.

What equipment will I need?

Leotard and some hard shoes to make a noise with hair in a ponytail. Boys same as modern with hard shoes to make sound.

What ages groups do you teach?

For all of them, you can put we cater for all ages from roughly 3 years old to 19 years old.

How large are your groups?

The classes are not enormous to ensure individual attention, as well as allowing the pupils to be able to pay attention to fine detail.

All Classes


A beautifully artistic form of dance which is light and graceful. We love to marry up beautiful artistry and technique to promote a performer. we love to bring unusual inspiring pieces of music for each class to promote enjoyment and offer exciting interesting structures. The love of the art is what we want to pass on. we follow the ISTD syllabus.

A highly expressive form of dance, which is a fusion of jazz, lyrical, limbering, rhythm and funky moves. We also combine popular music with syllabus music to help inspire pupils. We follow the ISTD syllabus and examinations.

Contemporary brings together movement from several other genres such as jazz, modern and ballet. It's essential to all aspiring dancers of the world and is now a fusion of ballet, contemporary and modern. We include stretching, which is very important for any dancer.


We follow the ISTD syllabus which is so much fun. Born from the fusion of cultures on American soil, influenced by African rhythms ,Irish stepping and English clogging.

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