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

  • Dance Attic & Danceworks (map)
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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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Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project at EFG London Jazz Festival
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Michèle Drees Jazz Tap Project at EFG London Jazz Festival

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

Part of the Royal Albert Hall's intimate Late Night Jazz series in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room.
 

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Tap workshop with Melissa Tannús
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Tap workshop with Melissa Tannús

TAP DANCERS!! 
Old Kent Road are super excited to have the amazing Melissa Tannús teaching next week! Melissa will be teaching our advanced Tap class at Pineapple next Friday 27th October!

The workshop is £15, contact Helen Duffy on Facebook or Old Kent Road at oldkentroadtap@gmail.com to book your place before they fill up!

Don't miss out! LET'S GO

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Aug
24
to Sep 2

Dirty. Tap. Funk @ The Bunker

Dirty. Tap. Funk is a new show commissioned by InMotion Festival, featuring dancers from Old Kent Road.

The show is full of live funk music and high energy Tap Dance.

Show times and booking information can be found at the link below:

https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/dirtytapfunk/book-now

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Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30
jam

Sunday 30th July

 Come and join us at the next tap jam with our fantastic live band, The Michèle Drees Trio, joined by guest host Jess Murray and tap dancers from across the country. Get involved with your instrument/taps/voice, or just sit back and and enjoy.

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Dorrance Dance ETM: Double Down
Jul
12
to Jul 15

Dorrance Dance ETM: Double Down

Michelle Dorrance brings tap into the age of electronic music with collaborator Nicholas Van Young. Tap has always been a way of talking to the stage, now with Van Young’s electronic tap boards, the stage is able to talk back, as every step, swipe, and scrape sets off an element of sound, building musical loops, turning the stage into a musical instrument in its own right.

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Sunday 28th May
May
28
8:00 PM20:00
jam

Sunday 28th May

 Come and join us at the next tap jam with our fantastic live band, The Michèle Drees Trio, joined by guest host Junior Laniyan and tap dancers from across the country. Get involved with your instrument/taps/voice, or just sit back and and enjoy.

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