"The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion."



Modern dance is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical productions. The style uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.


Tap has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, dancers wear tap shoes which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the sound.


Evolving outside of the traditional dance studio setting, the development of this style has broadened from the early days of underground Hip Hop culture to the professionally choreographed routines in pop and R&B dance music videos seen today.