The Ritz is nationally renowned for the extremely high standard of our Tap Dancers. In 2018, we introduced the world-renowned Tapatak OZ Tap Syllabus to our school and we are thrilled with the results. In 2019, we are so excited to be welcoming our own Nathaniel Hancock back to our faculty. Nat has been a cast member of Dein Perry's Tap Dogs since 2010. Many of the top tappers in the country (including the Tap Dogs) have taught our students over the years and in 2007, 2008 & 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2017 it was Ritz Tap students who took out the coveted Gwen Mackey Tap Trophy for the highest exam marks in Queensland for the Prestigious Gold Cross Stage Examination. We continue the tradition of hosting masterclasses with Professional Tap Dancers and choreographers. In 2009, we launched our first Professional Song & Tap Group for Corporate and Event work. They have done many gigs so far and are already making quite a name for themselves in the local corporate & entertainment scene. Toddlerdance and Pre-Junior students start Tap technique training incorporated into their classes right from the start but the first grade is usually taken in the year that your child turns 6 years. They can then work through the grades up to professional dancer/teacher levels at about the age of 18-20 years. All of our Tap exams Syllabi are recognised by Education Queensland and can help students who are in Yrs 11 and 12 at school with their Senior Certificates and Ops.
"My Daughter has been provided the most amazing opportunities by The Ritz, helping her to grow in all areas of her life as she experiences them. With the commitment and support of the staff, teachers and friends her love and confidence to 'dance' or 'perform' is being well nurtured. Not a dancer myself, I have found that what she learns at The Ritz has given her so much more in life. A healthy and active lifestyle, great flexibility and posture, the confidence to stand and speak in front of her class or audience and to make friends in any situation. For 6 years I have travelled over 30min's to go to The Ritz, We love it there!"
Vicki, Mother of 9 yr old