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Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company

Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company, photo from Brighton Festival Gala Sept 2015

Watch the promo video of Old Kent Road’s Fall Out following our debut performance at The Place’s Resolution! in February 2015.

For more information about the company please visit Avalon Rathgeb’s contact page

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WTW Big Band

WTW Big Band

It’s always a pleasure to play keys for the lovely community WTW Big Band. I first played a guest number with the supporting WTW Jazz Band a few years ago and have since “depped” (filled in/helped out) on piano for

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Kicking The Mic

http://www.guerilladanceproject.com/music-tech-fest-berlin/

In 2016 I joined Kicking The Mic with Laura Kreifman of Guerilla Dance Project.

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BITES: Remix

Rhythm Talks @BITES Remix

It was great to return to The Albany in Deptford for Upswing and The Albany’s BITES: Remix. Amongst the wonderful acts of Unusual Circus Fusions I performed a rhythmical collaboration with the talented percussionist and vocalist, Devaki Thomas, on a

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Tap dance classes: December 2015

Two additional Wed night TAP DANCE classes at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London (England, UK).

Wednesday 2nd & 9th December 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners (General)
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6

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Tap dance classes: November 2015

Annette's tap dance classes at Dance Attic Studios on Wed 18th & 25th Nov 2015

TAP DANCE classes at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London on Wednesday 18th & 25th November 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6 1LY

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Keyboard player for Myke Masters Band

I joined the funky, jazz fusion Myke Masters Band (MMB). My first event with MMB – Myke Master Band Clinic – is 1.30-3.30pm on WEDNESDAY 4th November 2015 at the Hideaway Jazz Club in southwest London.

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Aeriella in Edmund The Learned Pig

Edmund The Learned Pig

Edmund the Learned Pig goes on a mini tour in 2015 starting with the Edinburgh Fringe. I play the role of Aeriella, an aerialist with vertigo (acting, dance, aerial silks, percussion).

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Gigs galore: Film, Circus, Music and Tap dance

Is it possible for me to learn a piano Latin jazz number, based on a Oscar Peterson version, and two songs in time for the debut performance of a new tap company? How about trying my hand at compering for a circus cabaret? Now seems like a good time to take on my first ever feature film job that happens to be physically demanding. And while I’m at it, why not throw in a couple of special tap dance gigs? Let’s not forget about learning and playing the keyboard in a band for a music gig at the RFH. All in just over one month? Go!

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Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts

Sacred Concert - Leweston - Tap piano

February and March 2015 saw 2 Ellington Sacred Concerts just a week a part. Given that this is not a regularly performed concert and that I had only ever done one before it was a very unusual occurrence. Given that they fell in what became an insanely busy month here’s a little account of how they went.

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