Tap classes in
Holyhead, Llangefni, Llansairpwll and Bangor, Wales
Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. The work of our faculty reflects this by providing extensive syllabi for the amateur market in addition to the children’s and professional syllabi. For further details about our tap classes, call Barton Dance and Drama Academy now.
Examinations in tap
Barton Dance and Drama Academy in Holyhead, Wales, offers a series of examinations from primary to grade 6, four major examinations for those wishing to pursue a career in dance, through to professional teaching qualifications. The grade and the ,major syllabi were revised in the 00’s to further reflect the influence of American Tap on British musical theatre. There are also a series of progressive popular tap tests, ideal for adults keen to begin tap, which develop the work for novices by laying down the essential technical rhythmic skills.
Reputed dance school
Extensively experienced teachers
Wide range of dance forms taught
The regulation ISTD uniform detailed below is required for all exam candidates and should be worn for all exam coaching classes. Barton’s t-shirts may be worn over purple catsuits for class.
Primary, grades 1 – 3
Female: Purple lycra leotard with skirt (provided by BDDA for exams), white ankle socks, with white low heel tap shoes, purple ribbon for hair and in shoes instead of laces. Heel taps may be added to shoes from Grade 1.
Male: Black trousers, purple Barton’s t-shirt with black low heel tap shoes.
Heel taps may be added to shoes from Grade 1.
Grades 4 – 6
Female: Purple lycra leotard with skirt (provided by BDDA for exams), tan tights and black Oxford style tap shoes with heel taps, purple ribbon for hair.
Male: Black dance trousers, purple Barton’s t-shirt and black tap shoes with heel taps
Intermediate – Advanced 2
Female: Purple velvet leotard, black dance trousers, black Oxford style tap shoes with heel taps, purple ribbon for hair.
Male: Black dance trousers, white t-shirt and black tap shoes with heel taps