When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Sharon Thompson
  • Course Code W23DNEB05C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Develop your tap dance skills and be able to perform more complex tap numbers. Please be aware that this course is higher level study and is suited to students with some previous experience of tap dance and / or other forms of dance training relevant to Tap. If you have need of guidance about attending this course, please contact 020 7450 1832 / dance@morleycollege.ac.uk  Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate specific exercises for various pick up steps
  • Demonstrate exercises combining knowledge of steps, body alignment, use of different tempi, patterns and directions and varied arm lines
  • Demonstrate some Grade 2 and 3 exercises from the IDTA tap syllabus
  • Demonstrate a short routine for the purpose of performing at a Morley Dance performance


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The structure of the lesson will consist of 4 components: Warm up in a circle. 10 minutes, Practicing tap step routines in the centre. 15 minutes, Travelling steps in groups. 15 minutes, Practising a short tap routine at the end of the class 20 minutes. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. The tutor will also set assessment activities involving student exchange of ideas and student self-assessment for all students.

    Entry requirements

    A good practical level of tap dance knowledge, minimum one year’s experience.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Tap dance does involve hops, springs, jumps and turns and can be quite energetic. If you have knee problems or other mobility problems steps can be adjusted to suit your needs. You should have a good level of fitness and stamina. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course may include some completion of activities outside of class time.

    What you need

    Preferably tap shoes, but if not hard soles, low heeled comfortable shoes. Loose comfortable clothing, no heavy jewellery, folder for handouts. Advice and Information regarding purchasing tap shoes will be provided at the first session.

    What you can do next

    Continue on to the next term of Tap Improvers and Intermediate. The Morley College dance department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course dance study provision. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or call the dance department for more information.