Tap and Street

At our school we follow the IDTA syllabus for both tap and street dance, focusing on rhythm and musicality. Miss Helen and Miss Bette add ther unique styles with fun and energising warm-ups, followed by funky routines to the latest popular and age appropriate music.

Miss Helen is currently on maternity leave and in her place on a Saturday, Miss Bette brings a fresh approach to Street with a cool commercial vibe.

Tap has moved to a Monday and is taught by IDTA examiner Miss Julie Wallis.

We are members of the International Dance Teachers’ Association

Learn more about our tap and street teacher, Helen Nettlingham, who formerly worked as a Disney Princess at Disneyland, and the other teachers on our biographies page.

We ask that all girls’ hair to be tied back in a bun, plait or ponytail and the correct uniform must be worn for all lessons, as we find this helps students get in to the right mindset for the class.

The benefits of tap and street include:

  • strength, stamina, control and endurance
  • improved posture
  • coordination and balance
  • flexibility and range of motion
  • musicality and rhythm
  • appreciation of different music genres
  • social skills and improved confidence
  • having fun with friends!

Fees are payable in advance of each term – please contact admin@northamptonshiredance.co.uk for more information.

Street is currently taught by Miss Bette and Tap is currently taught by Miss Julie

Please choose one of the options below to view the timetable.

All classes are taught at our studios at The Woodyard, Naseby – NN6 6DD .

Our academic year is 35 weeks over 3 terms.

Autumn Term 2019:

Nov – 4, 11, 18, 25     Dec – 2, 9

Spring Term 2020:

Jan – 6, 13, 20, 27     Feb – 3, 10, 24      Mar – 2, 9, 23, 30

Summer Term 2020:

Apr – 20, 27     May – 4, 18      Jun – 1, 8, 15, 22

Grade 1 TAP 4.10 – 4.50pm
Pre-Primary TAP 4.50 – 5.30pm
Grade 2 TAP 5.30 – 6.20pm
Grade 3-5 TAP 6.20 – 7.20pm
ADULT TAP
Beginners to experienced
7.20 – 8.05pm

Spring Term 2020:

Feb – 26 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

Summer Term 2020:

Apr – 22, 29 May- 6, 13, 20 Jun – 3, 10, 17, 24 Jul 1, 8

Reception – Year 3 4.15pm – 4.45pm
Year 4-6 4.45pm – 5.25pm
Year 7-11 5.25pm – 6.10pm
Adults 6.10pm – 7.00pm

Our academic year is 35 weeks over 3 terms.

Autumn Term 2019:

Nov – 9, 16, 23, 30     Dec – 7

Spring Term 2020:

Jan – 11, 25     Feb – 1, 8, 22, 29      Mar – 7, 14, 21, 28     Apr – 4 (this day replaces 18/1)

Summer Term 2020:

Apr – 18, 25     May – 2, 9, 16, 30      Jun – 6, 13, 20, 27    Jul – 4

Junior STREET 10.30am – 11.15am
Tiny STREET 11.25am – 12.05pm
Senior STREET 12.15 – 1.00pm
Advanced STREET 1.00 – 2.00pm

Tap and Street Uniform

We are on hand to provide the correct uniform required for tap, and street lessons as the correct attire must be worn for every class.

We have new and second hand tap shoes available to order.

We advise that dance shoes are ordered through Northamptonshire School of Dance to ensure consistency of quality and a good fit.