Believed to have begun in the mid 1800s, Tap dance is a form of dance characterised by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor (or other surfaces) as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music.
From the heavy, grounded industrial style to the more light and open Broadway feel, we focus on a range of different tap genres, believing that it is important for each dancer to be able to develop their own feel, passion and style for the music that they’re making.
The students are prepared for Glenn Wood Tap exams which has a heavy focus on ankle dexterity and a relaxed, natural change of weight. Unlike most others, the Glenn Wood Tap syllabus allows it’s students to work with syncopation and other interesting time signatures, inspiring unique and creative ways to approach the art of tap.