London Tap Jam - Sunday 29th September
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00
jam

London Tap Jam - Sunday 29th September

  • Gigi's Bar (previously known as Zigfrid von Underbelly) (map)
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The fantastic Lee Payne will be hosting our Autumn jam in Hoxton Square. Expect a friendly, high energy vibe and of course lots of amazing tap dance and live music! 

At 8pm the jam starts. Musicians, singers and tap dancers are welcome to play – just tell Melody what you want to dance to. Or just sit back and have a fantastic night!

If you’re a tap dancer and new to the world of improvisation, don’t miss the free Renegade Stage class at 7:15pm with exercises for dancers new to improvisation.

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Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project - Arts Depot
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project - Arts Depot

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project is a spectacular mix of rhythm tap dance and jazz.

The show features some of the UK’s finest tap dancers alongside percussionist Michèle Drees and her band, performing new compositions by Michèle written with the percussive and expressive Tap Dancers in mind. The result is a thrilling mix of jazz, Brasilian and rhythm tap dance in which the dancers become another instrument and jazz becomes visual.

This project has been developing for over several years, and is helping to secure the revival of the iconic jazz tap from the back streets of New Orleans and Hollywood’s silver screen.

Presented by Michèle Drees

Venue: Studio Theatre

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Dorrance Dance, Sadler's Wells
Nov
14
to Nov 16

Dorrance Dance, Sadler's Wells

Game-changer in the world of tap, Michelle Dorrance has dedicated herself to exploring the capabilities of America’s original dance form. In an exhilaratingly diverse triple bill, her company proves just what tap can do.

In the Bessie Award-winning Three to OneDorrance places herself between two barefoot hip hop dancers, while in Jungle Blues lively humour is set to the New Orleans swagger of Grammy Award-winning Branford Marsalis. For Myelination, inspiration comes from deep inside, as electrical transmissions between nerve cells are sped up by a biological phenomenon.

"Dorrance is a virtuoso, both as a dancer and choreographer"

NEW YORK TIMES

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Sunday 28th July
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00
jam

Sunday 28th July

  • Gigi's Bar (previously known as Zigfrid von Underbelly) (map)
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We will be celebrating the summer at our July London Tap Jam, with the help of our fantastic guest host Lee Payne and lots of amazing tap dance and live music. Join us in vibrant Hoxton Square for an exciting night out with a friendly crowd!  Get involved with your instrument/taps/voice, or just sit back and enjoy. Buy tickets now.

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London Tap Jam at Love Supreme Jazz Festival
Jul
6
12:30 PM12:30

London Tap Jam at Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Love Supreme Jazz Festival is regarded as one of Europe's most prestigious jazz festivals, bringing a touch of the European scene to the UK and jazzing it up with the country's famed camping culture. It is a three-day greenfield festival held annually on the first weekend of July in Glynde Place in the South Downs of East Sussex. This year London Tap Jam is excited to be performing as part of The Band and Voices Stage on Sat 6 July at 12:30pm. We are very happy to have tap dance represented at this wonderful Jazz Festival.

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London Tap Jam presents Masterclasses with Heather Cornell - Sat 25 & Sun 26 May
May
25
to May 26

London Tap Jam presents Masterclasses with Heather Cornell - Sat 25 & Sun 26 May

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BOOK TICKETS from http://www.londontapjam.com/tickets/heather2019

In celebration of International Tap Dance Day, London Tap Jam is excited to present masterclasses with New York’s deeply musical master of tap dance Heather Cornell. Heather has a unique approach to tap dancing and teaching which is closely connected with the music. This is a great opportunity to work on musicality and to learn to approach tap dance as a musical instrument. Heather is known for igniting rather than extinguishing the artistic voice in each student. Get ready to dance, to listen and to play some music. 

Heather will be presenting a programme of classes and we are excited to announce for the first time a lecture over the weekend of the May London Tap Jam. On Saturday 25th May there will be an int/adv class Time Steps for the Masters at Pineapple, followed by a talk on Composing for Tap Dance featuring rare footage from Manhattan Tap (all levels). On Sunday 26th May, Heather will be teaching a Musical Improvisation class (all levels).

BOOK TICKETS from http://www.londontapjam.com/tickets/heather2019

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Tap Dance UK presents International Tap Dance Day Audition Masterclass
May
25
1:30 PM13:30

Tap Dance UK presents International Tap Dance Day Audition Masterclass

To celebrate International Tap Dance Day 2019, Tap Dance UK are offering a unique opportunity to take part in an audition masterclass. This 3-4 hour experience will begin with a warm-up and technical class with six-time Tap Dance World Champion Lucy Jones, followed by a Musical-Theatre style tap routine choreographed by West End performer Grace McKee. Each participant will then have chance to showcase the routine for our panel of experts, receiving written feedback from both Lucy and Grace, as well as Tap Dance UK Managing Director Jenny Rust, and Cameron Mackintosh Casting Director Felicity French. If that wasn’t enough, we also have over £200 worth of prizes to give away to three lucky auditionees. Super early bird tickets are just £35, book now to secure your place!

Open to all dancers aged 16 and over, at an intermediate or higher level.

Details:

1.30pm – 5:30pm (approx) Saturday 25th May,

Dance Attic, Fulham

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Tap Dance Research Symposium -  De Montfort University, Leicester
May
24
11:00 AM11:00

Tap Dance Research Symposium - De Montfort University, Leicester

This Symposium is the launching event of the Tap Dance Research Network (TDRN). It will include workshops, discussions, and presentations by tap dance practitioners to share, test and develop new ideas. 

We are joined by the internationally acclaimed tap dance artist Heather Cornell who will be leading a workshop as well as sharing insights from her established practiced as a world renowned choreographer and performer.

The day will close with a live music tap jam featuring the Joe Egan Trio.

The Symposium workshops, discussions and tap jam are free to attend and refreshments will be provided. However there is a fee of £20 to participate in Heather Cornell’s workshop.

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Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project featuring Jason Samuels Smith
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project featuring Jason Samuels Smith

Straight from NYC, The Emmy Award Winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith will be featured on taps with London’s very own Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project, in an evening honouring black history month and celebrating tap and jazz. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed taking place in the upstairs bar at Zigfrid Von Underbelly in Hoxton on Sun 10th March at 8pm.






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Late Night Jazz - Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project
Dec
18
9:10 PM21:10

Late Night Jazz - Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project

The intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room.

Joining them for this festive Late Night Jazz session is the Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project, a spectacular mix of rhythm tap dance and jazz and Latin music.

You will witness some incredible tap dance improvisations inside some fantastic music played by an all-star band. 

This project works towards helping the revival of the iconic ‘Jazz Tap’ that originated in Harlem, and then became popularised on Hollywood’s silver screen.

With a leaning towards Brasilian music, there will be a few ‘hot’ Christmas surprises at this special festive night jazz.

“Everyone loves tap dance. This is visual Jazz”
Michele Drees

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Tap Dogs, The Peacock Theatre, London
Oct
23
to Nov 10

Tap Dogs, The Peacock Theatre, London

This  not  just  tap.  Experience  high  voltage,  rugged,  raw  talent  in  the  dance  phenomenon which  has taken  the  world  by  storm.    

Dein  Perry's  TAP  DOGS  returns  to  The  London  stage  with  its  trademark  blend of  live  music  and  tap dance  as  you've  never  seen  before.

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Steven Harper - Tap Dance Workshops by Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Steven Harper - Tap Dance Workshops by Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project

Well known on the international scene and organizer of the Tap in Rio festival for 18 years, American born Steven Harper lives in Rio de Janeiro and builds bridges between the different rhythmic cultures.

Location: Pineapple Dance Studios, 7 Langley Steet, Covent Garden, London  

Class Price £15

  • Fast beginners level: Sat 29th, 4-5pm

  • Intermediate/advanced level: Sun 30th 2-3pm

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It's About Time - Body Percussion Workshop with Natasha Martin
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

It's About Time - Body Percussion Workshop with Natasha Martin

Time as pulse, tempo, rhythm, groove. How do I keep time with my body? How differently do we feel time in a piece of music? How can playing time with your body create a safe space for the other to improvise?

One hour workshop of rhythm games, technique, choreography, improvisation, and fun!

Suitable for street dancers, actors, percussive dancers, cooks, accountants, teachers, plumbers...!

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Brighton Tap Festival
Aug
31
to Sep 2

Brighton Tap Festival

  • 64 Edward Street Brighton, England, BN2 0JR United Kingdom (map)
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The original UK Tap Dance Festival, based in beautiful vibrant Brighton. Now in its third year, Brighton Tap Festival features classes from a fantastic international faculty and fabulous evening events including a tap jam with the Michèle Drees Jazz Trio.

For more information and booking, go to brightontapfestival.org.uk.

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Old Kent Road - OSCiLLATE
Jul
24
to Jul 25

Old Kent Road - OSCiLLATE

This new groundbreaking show is heavily influenced by original electronic dance music and its coordination between light and sound. OSCiLLATE reveals an eclectic group of individuals who display a range of human interaction and relationships through movement and sound.

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Int / Adv Master Classes with Roxane Butterfly
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Int / Adv Master Classes with Roxane Butterfly

HOOFING TECHNIQUE INT/ADV

1-2:30pm, Dance Attic         

Roxane pulls all her material in this class from her direct experience with the 'Original Hoofers', including her mentor Jimmy Slyde. You will learn some of their signature steps, which will engage you to work on quality of movements, phrasing and clarity of intention. 

JAZZ BECAUSE INT/ADV         

2:30-4pm, Dance Attic

This class will explore various approaches to understanding jazz, building solos, dancing melodies, whether improvised or choreographed. You will hear tracks from distinct eras of jazz, from traditional swing, to bebop, free jazz and conceptual jazz. You will also be engaged in a play on phrasing, breathing, interaction, time keeping, constructive deconstruction, quality of sounds, and collective improvisation.

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London Tap Jam 11th Birthday special with Heather Cornell, Sunday 26th November
Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00
jam

London Tap Jam 11th Birthday special with Heather Cornell, Sunday 26th November

Come and join us for the last tap jam of the year, which is also our 11th Birthday!!! Our fantastic live band, The Michèle Drees Trio will be joined by host Jess Murray, plus a very special guest, Heather Cornell. She will be joining us from New York City and we can't wait to have her here in London to celebrate our birthday. 

Get involved with your instrument/taps/voice, or just sit back and and enjoy. Buy tickets now.

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Tap Master Classes with Heather Cornell
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Tap Master Classes with Heather Cornell

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Master tap dancer Heather Cornell will soon be over from New York. Heather has a unique approach to dancing and teaching which is closely connected with the music. This is a great opportunity to work on musicality and the role of tap as a percussion instrument within a jazz ensemble.

Heather will be teaching a beginners class on Sunday 26th November at Danceworks (just before the 11th birthday London Tap Jam) and two back-to-back intermediate/advanced level classes at Dance Attic on Saturday 25th November. The intermediate/advanced classes will fit together into a 4-hour intensive tap session for those that want to do both.

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Heather Cornell with the Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00
gig

Heather Cornell with the Michele Drees Jazz Tap Project

FREE entry. ONE OFF EARLY EVENING 6-8pm

The really astounding Heather Cornell from New York City will be performing a lovely intimate Jazz gig at the wonderful Woodman pub in Highgate.

Called “the Oscar Peterson of hoofing” Heather was the sole tap dancer mentored by the infamous bassist, Ray Brown. 
Expect some beautiful interaction with the musicians.
A very special chance to see Heather spread her wings in London.

This is part of a whole weekend of activities with workshops and the 11th birthday London Tap Jam. 

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