Pre-Tap & Pre-Tap/Pre-Ballet (4 - 6 year olds) classes offer an introduction to tap and ballet dancing and include technique, choreography and free dance time. Tap shoes are required at all levels.
Tap 1 (7-10 year olds) is for beginners with no experience.
Tap 2 & 3 (8-12 year olds) are for students with one year of recent experience in the same style and build upon the foundations of technique and combinations learned in level 1. Many students will spend more than one year in a level to master their fundamentals.
Tap 4, 5, 6, & 7: Conservatory Levels require 2 years of recent experience in the same style and an instructor recommendation. Students will learn progressively more challenging material and advanced techniques.
Students new to BDTS may be placed by age or arrange a placement audition.
Teen/Tween Tap - Teen classes are for beginning students age 10 and older who may want to explore a new style of dance, or have no dance experience at all! Teen classes are designed so that students can learn with their peers without the difficulties of sharing a class with much younger students. Teen Division students often audition to be placed into a Conservatory level after mastering their fundamentals.
Adult Tap - This class is geared towards tap beginners and those who haven’t tapped in a while. We will learn tap technique, history, classic and modern choreography, and fun combinations that will keep you dancing all week long. Relaxed workout attire and tap shoes required.