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Tap dance Programme

Annette Walker's Tap Dance Programme - Sundays 14:30-16:30 - 26 Sept - 31 Oct 2021 at Colombo Centre, London SE1

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

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

appg - all party parliamentary group

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

Buddy Bradley stage and screen

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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The Rezidents

The Rezidents

The Rezidents is led by bassist and composer Gary Crosby, co-founder of the jazz development organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors.

Professional musicians who have a link to Tomorrow’s Warriors reconnect and make music together in a relaxed and collaborative way.

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BBC Proms 2019: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music

Exciting news: Tap dancing at the BBC Proms! BBC PROMS PRESENTS Prom 54: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert 22:15 Thu 29 Aug 2019, Royal Albert Hall (Auditorium) Broadcast on BBC FOUR Fri 6 Sept – available on BBC iPlayer for 30

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Jazz Verse Jukebox

Jazz Verse Jukebox February 2017

In February 2019 I was invited as a guest artist to Jumoké Fashola’s Jazz Verse Jukebox at Hoxton Hall (London, UK) and was thrilled to close a fabulous evening of poetry and jazz.

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