Our tap classes are based on two major styles of tap: rhythm tap and Broadway tap. Both styles are considered to be a form of music, as the sound of a tap shoe beats out various percussive rhythms similar to that of a drum. Broadway tap focuses more on the dance and traditional show girl, shim sham, and lead dancing steps, whereas, rhythm tap focuses more on musicality and explores outside of the traditional tap elements. Tap dancing at NSSD begins in kindergarten, and as the student progresses, more complicated rhythms, styles and patterns are covered. An extensive tap syllabus is followed in all of our tap classes.