Tap – I.S.T.D. syllabus

Tap – I.S.T.D. syllabus

FOR ALL LEVELS – NO split-sole tap shoes


GIRLS – tap students are age 6 & up

PRIMARY, GRADE 1 & GRADE 2
  • Bodysuit – MONDOR – 3535 Paradise Blue SHORT SLEEVE Bodysuit
  • Legs– Black Leggings
  • Socks– black socks, or none (such as Mondor 167 style)
  • Shoes:
  • Primary– prefer Capezio Mary Jane 3800, but may wear Capezio N625 beginner shoe (however no competitor’s versions of this beginner shoe please; students may perform in mixed style shoes)
  • Grade 1 – Capezio Mary Jane 3800 ONLY
  • Grade 2 – Capezio Mary Jane 3800 ONLY (NO jazz tap style permitted)
GRADES 3 & 4
  • Bodysuit – MONDOR – Matrix 3505 (wide strap) Paradise Blue tank bodysuit
  • Legs – Black leggings
  • Socks– black socks, or none (such as Mondor 167 style)
  • Shoes –
  • Grade 3 – prefer Bloch 301, Capezio CG19 , or Capezio CG09 jazz taps, but may wear Capezio CG17 jazz tap (Capezio Mary Jane 3800 may be worn until outgrown only)
  • Grade 4 & Up – Bloch 301, Bloch 313 ‘Jason Samuels Smith’, Capezio CG19, Capezio TP360 ‘Tap Pro’ or Capezio CG09 jazz taps (No Capezio CG17 or Capezio 3800 permitted)
GRADE 5 & UP
  • Bodysuit – Any colour or style
  • Legs – Black leggings
  • Shoes Grade 4 & Up – Bloch 301, Bloch 313 ‘Jason Samuels Smith’, Capezio CG19, Capezio TP360 ‘Tap Pro’ or Capezio CG09 jazz taps (No Capezio CG17 or Capezio 3800 permitted)