Tiptoes & Tappers started in 2008 after Rachael moved to Greenwich from Islington, after a career as a professional dancer Rachael wanted to continue to work in the industry and bring the benefits she saw in dance in developing creative and independent children.
Over the years Rachael has evolved her own style of teaching which incorporates music, dance and methods that draw from her experience working with all of the major dance bodies in the UK.
The Tiptoes & Tappers curriculum is derived from the experience of the teachers and has been refined over time. However, exams are taken with BBODance. In partnering with this world renowned organisation Tiptoes & Tappers examinations are recognised not only in the dance world, but increasingly as part of your child’s core learning experience.
The British Ballet Organisation (BBO) now BBODance was founded in 1930 by the renowned Espinoza family. The association advocates ‘dance for all’. It believes there should be opportunity for all those interested in acquiring a dance technique, artistry and performance skills. The BBO has devised a safe and developmental programme of dance study that recognises students’ progress and achievement through taking examinations. The BBO provides an Examination Syllabus in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern Dance which has been designed to accommodate a wide variety of candidates of different ages, experience and levels of achievement.
The BBODance is recognised by the Government’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation’s (OFQUAL), the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Wales (ACCAC) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).