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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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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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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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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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Posted in Projects, Research projects, Tap dance, Trailblazer Fellowship

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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