Tap andStreet

At our school we follow the IDTA syllabus for both tap and street dance, focusing on rhythm, musicality and precision of movement. Miss Helen also adds her unique style with fun and energising warm-ups, followed by funky routines to the latest popular and age appropriate music.

In January 2019, an ISTD Modern class will be added to our weekly timetable. Watch out for more information coming soon, but we hope you will come and try a class to see if it’s right for you.

We are members of the International Dance Teachers' Association

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

The benefits of tap, street and modern 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!

Northamptonshire School of Dance teachers are members of the International Dance Teachers Association.

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.

Our tap student range from 3 years to 18 years old, and enjoy their classes on Saturdays.

Tap & Street is taught by Miss Helen

Our youngest tap class students are also introduced to street at the same time, with the lesson split equally between the two disciplines. Tap and jazz shoes are both required - we have new and second hand shoes available to order.

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

Please see the schedule below for the Spring 2109 term.


Spratton Village Hall, NN6 8HY

Summer Term 2019:

Apr - 27      May - 4*, 11, 18, 25      Jun - 8, 15, 22, 29      Jul - 6*

Please note that on May 4th classes will be held in Guilsborough Village Hall.

  • Please note that on 6th July classes will finish at 1.10pm in order for pupils to watch Vienna Festival Ballet at Spratton Hall School.  Please email to book for this event.

Our academic year is 35 weeks over 3 terms.

Primary Exam Tap8.50-9.20am
Junior Street9.20am - 9.50am
Primary Beginners Tap9.50am - 10.20am
Tiny Tap and Street10.45-11.30am
Senior Street11.30am - 12.10pm
Grade 3 & 4 Tap12.10pm - 1.10pm
Advanced Street1.10pm - 2.00pm
Grade 2 Tap2.10pm - 2.50pm
Intermediate Street2.50pm - 3.30pm

Tap, Street and Modern Uniform

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

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

Click here to read more information about the required uniform and NSD extras, and how to order.

Northamptonshire School of Dance has a range of uniform items with the logo on them to buy