Tap Dance Programme

Introducing Annette Walker’s Tap Dance Programme

Tap classes details summer 2022Since 2021

💫 Build a foundation of Tap technique

💫 Embody the language of Jazz

💫 (Re)Discover the playfulness of rhythm

Links to the latest courses/classes are below and also available on linktr.ee/annetteuk


Summer 2022 classes

Sundays

Improvers Tap Dance Ongoing summer 2022Rhythm Tap on Sundays 14:30 – 16:30 (general/improvers)

Weekly drop-in sessions suitable for those with basic to intermediate level (minimum: time steps)

Book: Summer 2022 (booking link coming soon)

@Colombo Centre in Southwark, London SE1


Mondays

Improvers Tap Dance Ongoing summer 2022Tap for Beginners course on Mondays 18:00 – 19:30

6-week course suitable for those with none or basic level

Book course: 9 May – 13 June 2022

@Bishopsgate Institute near Liverpool Street tube station


Wednesdays

Improvers Tap Dance Ongoing summer 2022Tap for Beginners on Wednesdays 19:30 – 21:00

Weekly sessions suitable for those with none or basic level tap

Book: 20 Apr – 29 Jun 2022

@Brixton House, 385 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8GL


Spring 2022 classes

Improvers Tap Dance Feb 2022Rhythm Tap on Sundays 14:30 – 16:30 (general/improvers)

Book: 17 Jan – 27 Feb 2022

@Colombo Centre in Southwark, London SE1

Weekly drop-in sessions suitable for those with basic to intermediate level tap

February – Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s Doin’ The New Low Down
This month we’re working on Robinson’s Doin’ the New Low Down routine. Bojangles danced a “buck and wing” style in wooden, split clog shoes which can be heard in early 1930s audio recording.

January – Honi Coles’s Coles Stroll aka The Walkaround


Tap Dance for Beginners 28 Feb-4 Apr 2022Tap Dance for Beginners on Mondays 18:00 – 19:30 (absolute beginners)

Book: 28 Feb – 4 April 2022

@Bishopsgate Institute near Liverpool Street tube station

A 6 week course suitable for absolute beginners

💫 Build a foundation of Tap technique – with fun and challenging exercises

💫 Embody the language of Jazz – ground your body and get into the groove

💫 (Re)Discover the playfulness of rhythm – creative fun and games!


Winter 2021 classes

Sunday 19 Dec 13:30-16:30 Studio JamStudio Jam 19 December 2021 13:30 – 16:30

There’ll be an introductory workshop where everyone is welcome to join in with the dancing (yes musicians too!) or feel free to play your instrument

There’ll be a keyboard, cajon and microphone

This session will run at no cost to participants since it’s being funded by a small prize I won from One Dance UK’s Dance of the African Diaspora (DAD) Black History Month competition

Numbers are limited due to COVID regulations so please reply to this message if you’re able to attend so I know who to expect.

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5 & 12 Dec 2021
Tapping into the groove on Sundays 2.30-4.30pm!
@Colombo Centre
Plus TDP Studio jam with an introductory workshop for musicians and dancers on 19 Dec 2021 1.30-4.30pm

Reconnecting jazz music with its movement roots: tap dance.
Sub genres of tap included soft shoe, buck and wing, sand dance, Charleston tap, acrobatic or flash tap and many others but jazz is its original language.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annette-walkers-tap-dance-programme-28-nov-12-dec-2021-tickets-203405460207


21 Nov – 12 Dec 2021
Sundays 2.30pm – 4.30pm
@Colombo Centre
Book all 4 classes at discount of £42 using the promo code FOUR
Single class £12 + £1.52 booking fee
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/203405460207/

These tap classes embed the relationship between jazz dance and music using classic repertoire and swing tunes.


26 Sept – 31 Oct 2021
Advance online single ticket: £13.52 (£12 plus Eventbrite fee)
Or £15 cash drop-in (if space permits)
5-class block booking: £54.87 (Sale ends midday 26 Sept 2021)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annette-walkers-tap-dance-programme-26-sept-31-oct-2021-tickets-175060920927

Note: Classes are in blocks but can be attended individually. A complete block is recommended for beginners

Annette Walker's Tap Dance Programme dates 26 Sept - 31 Oct 2021SPACES LIMITED
Drop-ins welcome if space permits

Colombo Centre, 34-68 Colombo Street, London, SE1 8DP, UK

Nearest stations: Southwark, London Blackfriars, London Waterloo/London Waterloo East

These tap sessions combine exercises for the musical and technical skill of tap dance with reference to its historical African-American jazz roots. Learn classic repertoire passed down by current masters and past practitioners, discover new choreography and develop in how to blend dance and music to play and jam with others.

Tap dance is a technically challenging but fun interdisciplinary art form of dance and music. Tap dance shoes are strongly advised for classes but hard-soled shoes can be worn for absolute beginners to get started. No prior tap experience required. Beginners are encouraged to learn by watching and listening more advanced dancers as well as participate in exercises. More advanced students have the opportunity to develop teaching others.

About Annette’s tap practice

Annette Walker’s tap musicianship has a foundation in the classic jazz and African-American rhythm tap repertoire . With a background in music (piano, violin, singing) and a wide experience in dance (tap, Lindy Hop, ballet, modern, contemporary, hip hop, salsa, ballroom and more) she has a unique approach to embodying both dance and music and creates fun and challenging exercises and routines to keep you on your toes.

→ DONATE towards building the new tap programme

Annette Walker teaching tap dance class at Colombo Centre London SE1, Sept 2021

Annette Walker teaching a tap dance class at the Colombo Centre London SE1, Sept 2021

Part of the new UK African Diaspora Jazz Dance Institute

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