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Buddy Bradley and Bruce Forsyth

Ongoing research about Buddy Bradley: finding his connection to Bruce Forsyth

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PhD in Performing Arts with a Studentship

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Now begins 3 years of doctoral research in performing arts with a studentship from the University of Wolverhampton as part of the Black History of British Musical Theatre project led by Dr Sarah Whitfield with Sean Mayes

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Tap Dance Programme

Annette Walker's Tap Dance Programme: Jazz Rhythm Tap in London - Book now on linktr.ee/annetteuk

Tap dance classes with a foundation in musicianship to understand the rhythm, phrasing and structure of percussive music made with your feet. Develop good coordination, balance and technique. Build physical and mental stamina and endurance. And most importantly have fun learning!

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Posted in Dance Classes, Education & Teaching, Events, Tap dance, Upcoming

Friday Music: Tomorrow’s Warriors ‘The Rezidents’

“11 Jun 2021 – Join Tomorrow’s Warriors as bassist Gary Crosby and saxophonist Aleksandra Topczewska perform an afternoon of fun, light-hearted jazz standards, with the exciting addition of tap dancer Annette Walker.” Oxford House

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Posted in All News & Announcements, Events, Past, Tap dance

TDRN UK Panel presentations

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Abstracts for the TDRN UK panel discussions I’ve presented on since 2019.

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Posted in All News & Announcements, Events, Past, Presentations, Research & Publications, Tap dance

Review of Jazz in England

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I’m pleased to announce that I’m on the Advisory Panel for the Review of Jazz in England commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG).

The Review has five questionnaires for jazz musicians, professionals in the jazz industry or jazz fans to be completed by midnight Monday 28 June 2021.

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Buddy Bradley: Choreographing British Film and Theatre

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Tap dance researcher and educator, Annette Walker, has sourced clips of Buddy Bradley’s choreography from several British musical films. Find out more about this unsung genius.

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Remembering Bebop Jazz Hoofer Will Gaines

Presentation and panel discussion remembering Bebop Jazz Hoofer, Will Gaines. With guests Andrew Nemr and Junior Laniyan.

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Tap Dance Research Network UK (TDRN UK)

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“TDRN UK provides a space for researchers, artists, academics, and practitioners to share knowledge, information, and research around Tap Dance.”

I joined the steering committee from its initial formation in May 2019.

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YolanDa’s Band Jam #39

Behind the scenes at YolanDa's Band Jam #39

Teaching tap improvisation on BBC’s YolanDa’s Band Jam #39 (series 2, episode 19)

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