London Tap Jam

2022 Update

The London Tap Jam is at a new location and under new management since 2022. Visit London Tap Jam for the latest.

Until 2020, and 2021

Tickets £10 on the door, £8 in advance through our partner, DesignMyNight. Participating dancers and musicians pay £6 on the door. Doors open 7pm and the jam starts at 8pm. Tap dancers can join in the free Renegade Stage class at 7:15pm for an introduction to improvisation.

Hoofers, other dancers, musicians, singers and poets drop in to jam from all over the world.

The London Tap Jam takes place every other month, on the last Sunday, in Hoxton (London UK) at

Gigi’s Bar, 11 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

Since the London Tap Jam began in 2006 I’ve been leading the Renegade Stage, a pre-jam workshop for tap dancers who might be new and/or nervous about taking part.

The Renegade Stage
Annette Walker tap dance shoes
For some tap dancers who attend the jam they may never have improvised before. For many who have improvised they may never have danced with a band before.

The renegade stage is open to all levels of tap dancers as long as you have tap shoes and know the basic steps. You don’t even need to have tap danced recently.

Some dancers who attend haven’t tap danced since childhood and want to get back into it.

Intermediate and more advance dancers may find it useful for tips to add to their jam and all participants would benefit from the rhythmical warm-up.

Everyone is welcome!*

Music is provided by The Michèle Drees Trio so tap dancers have the opportunity interact on stage with the musicians, creating an organic, exciting jam.

London’s only improvised tap dance and live music event. Discover a Shoreditch secret!

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