We first introduce tap to the younger children as a form of creativity and fun, where they begin to develop percussive sounds and rhythms. The ISTD tap syllabus classes then begin to work on basic tap technique, teaching weight placement, correct alignment, tonal quality and clarity of beating. The basic technique is then developed into the higher grades, teaching more intricate footwork and amalgamations. We suggest that tap is learnt alongside ballet or modern, to help with strength, weight placement and alignment.