Q: What is a tap jam?
A: A tap jam is a jam session with an emphasis on the tap dancer. It is a place for tap dancers to improvise with a live jazz band as well as with other dancers/musicians.
Q: Are only tap dancers allowed?
A: Most people who come to the jam are not dancers or musicians, just those who love to see and hear the performances. Of course, if you are a tap dancer or musician, you are welcome to join the jam, and there is a discount (£4 instead of £8) on the door.
Q: What time does the jam finish?
A: Depending on the energy on the night, we finish between 10:30pm and 11pm.
Q: Do you have to be a professional to join in?
A: No, the performers at the jam are both amateurs and professionals.
Q: Can under-18s come to the jam?
A: Zigfrid von Underbelly allows under-18s accompanied by an adult, until 9pm.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: No, wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
Q: Can I book tickets in advance?
A: Yes. We sell advance tickets at a small discount through our partner YPlan. We recommend arriving early (before 8pm) even if you have booked so you can be sure of getting a seat.
Q: What is the renegade stage?
A: The renegade stage is an opportunity before the event starts for tap dancers to try improvisation in a group - in a more low key environment. It's a chance for every tap dancer to have a go at improvising. At 7.15pm, before the main jam gets started, Annette Walker will lead newcomers and the nervous in improvisation exercises.
Q: Do you supply shoes?
A: Unfortunately, due to cost and practicality, we do not supply or sell shoes. If you are looking for a pair of shoes, feel free to contact us for our recommendations.
Q: Why are musicians/tappers charged entry?
A: To ensure we can afford to support all elements of the London Tap Jam, including including a world-class jazz trio and guest
appearances from internationally recognised tap dancers, we do ask that the tap community pay a reduced rate on the door in order to support this.
Q: How do I join or unsubscribe from your mailing list?
A: We have two mailing lists, and you can click to subscribe: the general London Tap Jam announcements list, and the special workshops and classes announcements list. We try to send no more than one or two messages a month, but if you want to unsubscribe you can do so from here for the main announcements list and here for the workshops and classes.