In tap dance, students wear shoes which have been equipped with metal plates. As the dancer moves, the plates click against the dance floor, creating a characteristic tapping sound. Tappers can create a variety of percussive rhythms with their feet by tapping, sliding, and clicking the metal plates. At Kingsport Ballet we offer Tap dance to students as young as age 4 through age 9 in order to develop a sense of rythm and musicality.