This course will take place in person.
With an approach that focuses on rhythm and expression, this will be a fun course for adult students of all ages.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for people with little or no experience of tap dancing.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
You are welcome to start the course in any comfortable, hard-soled shoes. However, we strongly recommended the purchase of tap shoes in order to get the most out of the course. Please wear comfortable clothing.
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
How we’re keeping you safe
April 2022 update: Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
Wearing a face mask is no longer compulsory but we ask you to consider others when in our building and especially when spending time in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. You will see many of our staff and volunteers continuing to wear face masks and we are keeping the perspex screens at our reception desks.
Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are hand-sanitising stations available throughout the building and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
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You will learn
- The basics of American Rhythm Tap
- A repertoire of classic African-American tap
- An introduction to the historical context of steps and routines.
Meet the Tutor
Annette Walker is a tap dancer based in the UK and often collaborates with musicians, especially those with jazz influence, as well as with other dancers and performing artists. An avid performer of improvisation, she has been queen of the Renegade Stage – a workshop introducing tap dancers to improvising at the jam – at the regular London Tap Jam since it started in 2006. Annette has performed in numerous cabarets, festivals and special concerts such as Turned on Tap which was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre (London UK). Her first television appearance was dancing with tap group AboutTime in Channel 5’s Paul O’Grady Show. On occasion she is one of the featured guest tap dancers in the 1930s-style show Swinging at the Cotton Club and has been touring UK theatres with them since 2016.
Need to Know
- 18:00 - 19:30
- £99/£74 concession
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Annette Walker
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