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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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Bloom Festival: Evening of Jazz Dance and Music

ODUK Bloom Festival 2017 - An Evening of Jazz

The expert panel of artists for this event: Dr S. Ama Wray, Annette Walker, Jreena Green, Sean Graham, Gary Nurse, Joyce Gyimah and Gary Crosby OBE

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Will Gaines

2008 photo of Will Gaines (80), Annette Walker (30), Frank Holder (80)

Bebop master hoofer, tap dance legend from Detroit who settled in the UK and subsequently influenced the UK jazz tap scene including the London Tap Jam. Links to obituaries, articles, videos and photos.

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Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing – A tap dance teacher’s perspective

Read about my involvment with the Royal Academy of Dance’s “Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing” project from October 2012 to July 2013.

This article was first published on Dance UK’s website on Tue 28 May 2013 and in Dance UK’s magazine issue 86/Autumn 2013.

By Annette Walker, professional tap dancer and teacher
www.annettewalker.co.uk

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Portable Tap Dance Floor

Portable Tap Dance Board

A portable tap dance flooring solution using the Stagestep Encore, hardwood dance flooring with sprung subfloor. Available from Flints Theatrical Chandlers in London, UK

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Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund Report

Annette Walker’s Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Award Report (December 2010)

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ADAD Trailblazer Interim Report 2009-2010

An edited version of the April 2010 Interim Report submitted for the Trailblazer Fellowship 2009-2010

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Tap Dance Flooring

What are the requirements for a tap dance floor? What are the dangers of tap dancing on unsuitable floors? Read about Annette’s ongoing research into the suitable tap dance floor.

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A Celebration for the Life of James Maddison Clark (Jimmy Clark)

Today Jimmy Clark of the fabulous dancing duo The Clark Brothers was laid to rest in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, UK.

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