Tap dance dates back to the middle of the 19th century, with roots coming from English Clog Dancing, African American dance and Irish Step-dancing. The dance is characterised by a rhythmical tapping sound which is attained from the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes. The innate musicality of the dance has led to its sustained popularity in a wide range of theatrical shows, including “42nd Street” and “Billy Elliot” which both include an amazing display of Tap work. The school offers Tap classes for children and adults. Pupils are encouraged to develop their own musicality and confidence.