Exeter Tap Classes

We offer Tap classes in Exeter from the age of 4 years old for boys and girls.  We follow the International Dance Teachers Association syllabus together with free creative non-syllabus classes.

Joanna Mardon School of Dance Exeter Grade 5 Tap studentsTap encourages children to experiment with different rhythms and tempos.  Incorporated into the different levels / classes children can experience traditional tap from the classics like ‘Fred Astaire’, Fosse style, Irish ‘River dance’ style to modern up beat ‘Tap dogs’ style. The options are endless.

Our experienced Tap teachers produce a variety of styles for our annual show which often inspires our younger children.

Take a look at our tap dance uniforms for the different grades and ages.

Tap classes take place in Exeter at St. Lawrence Church Hall, Lower Hill Barton Road, Exeter on a Monday and Tuesday evening.

Assessments / Examinations

Joanna Mardon School of Dance - International Dance Teachers Association membership

Examinations and medal tests are offered to children at all levels from 5 years through the International Dance Teachers Association.  Most preparation for this takes place in normal lessons, but pupils may be asked to attend 3-4 coaching classes prior to examinations if necessary. Examinations are taken locally in Exeter.

Click for more information regarding the examinations /assessments offered through the International Dance Teachers Association.

Joanna Mardon School of Dance Exeter Primary Tap students


All classes paid pro rata on a term basis in advance

Deductions given for > 1 class attended and siblings

Terms vary in length from 10-14 weeks per term.  (3 terms / year)

1/3 hour classes £3.50
1/2 hour classes £4.50

3/4 hour classes £5.50

Vocational Tap – £6.00


Joanna Mardon School of Dance Exeter Intermediate Tap students
Joanna Mardon School of Dance Exeter Grade 3 Tap Students