Devonport School of Dance offers tap classes based on the NZAMD syllabus. The syllabus is American style tap and consists of an exciting rhythmical array of beats throughout the levels. Classes include of barre work, centre work, and set or teachers’ own choreographed dances. The NZAMD syllabus gives students the necessary training and progression to become accomplished tap dancers.
There is the option for students to sit examinations and/or a medal award in August/September. Medal awards encourage students to perform for friends and family in a fun and non-judgmental atmosphere. The medal awards are a great performance opportunity and develop confidence.
Once students are in their second year of major level examinations, they have the opportunity to be nominated by the examiner for a NZAMD Scholarship. This is an annual event attended by students who display the highest quality of performance in examinations. Students attend master classes taught by well respected and world class teachers and compete for monetary prizes.