Tap, Street and Modern

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, Modern is taught by Miss Hayley

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.

Our Modern class is open to girls and boys from the age of 8 to 11, for those with dance experience and beginners too.

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

Please see the schedule below for the Autumn 2018 term.


Spratton Village Hall - NN6 8HY

Spring Term 2019 Dates: 

Jan - 4, 11, 18, 25      Feb - 1, 8, 15      Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Dancers aged 8 - 114.15pm - 5.00pm


Spratton Village Hall, NN6 8HY

Autumn Term 2018 Dates:

Sep - 8, 15, 22, 29       Oct: 6, 13, 20       Nov - 3, 10, 17, 24       Dec - 1, 8

Spring Term 2019 Dates:

Jan - 5, 12, 19, 26      Feb - 2, 9, 23      Mar - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Grade 3 Tap9.00am - 9.45am
Senior Street9.45am - 10.30am
Grade 4 Tap10.30am - 11.30am
Advanced Street11.30pm - 12.30pm
Preparatory Tap & Tiny Street12.30pm - 1.15pm
Primary Tap1.15pm - 1.45pm
Junior Street1.45pm - 2.15pm
Intermediate Street2.15pm - 3.00pm
Grade 1 Tap3.00pm - 3.45pm

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