Tap dancing is a popular rhythmic dance form, originally from America. All classes are taught to a high standard at Gillian Jones Dance and Stage Academy, so you know your child will be building skills and having fun. We run a variety of tap dance classes for all ages, from beginners to advanced levels, there's something for everyone.

Great fun and exercise

Tap Dancing is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of dance. It's brilliant for co-ordination, understanding musical rhythms and it's just good fun. Do develop your child's timing and dance skills in a fun setting, call us today.

Our Tap dance classes take place every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Newtownabbey, Belmont, Holywood and Lisburn. For a full list of days and times click on the icon to view our dance timetable.

Qualified tap dancing
instructors in Belfast

Tap dancing is a fun style of dance that anyone can learn, regardless of your previous dance experience. Our Tap instructors help students focus on music awareness while incorporating tap steps and combinations. We also offer dance lessons for dance genres like Ballet, Modern Jazz and Musical Theatre. We cover Belfast, Newtownabbey, Holywood and Lisburn.

Benefits of Tap Dancing

Builds stamina
Increases flexibility
Improves cardiovascular activity
muscular strength
Improves sense of rhythm

My daughter Anna, now aged 10, first started at Gillian Jones Dancing when she was 4. I have watched Anna blossom under Gillian's teaching. Her school has the perfect balance of professionalism and fun. Gillian's approach ensures that the atmosphere at every class builds self-esteem and confidence in a safe happy environment. The annual shows show the skills that have been taught and create unforgettable memories.

L. Matthews - Belmont Class


Going to Miss Gillian’s dance class is the highlight of my three girls’ week. The classes are n equal mix of great fun and discipline as the girls learn jazz, tap and ballet. A particular favourite of my daughters is the musical theatre element of the classes. They cannot wait to tell me which musical has been chosen for new choreography. As a parent the absolute treat of the dance year is the annual “Dance Extravaganza” at Lisburn Arts Centre where over 100 children put on a full afternoon of dance in a most spectacular show. How Gillian and her assistants coordinate so many dances and costume changes for children from 3 to 18 years is unbelievable!

C. Carton – Belmont Class


I love to dance with Gillian. I love being successful at my dancing exams, I love the friendships that I have made at class and I adore the costumes and makeup at our shows.

A. Matthews – Belmont Class