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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)

TDRN UK logo

“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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Posted in Projects, Tap dance

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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Swinging at the Cotton Club

Swinging at the Cotton Club

‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club – New York City’s legendary nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s. I joined the cast as a guest solo tap dancer

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Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company

Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company, photo from Brighton Festival Gala Sept 2015

Watch the promo video of Old Kent Road’s Fall Out following our debut performance at The Place’s Resolution! in February 2015.

For more information about the company please visit Avalon Rathgeb’s contact page

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Black Sheikhs

The Black Sheikhs musicians and dancers photo, 2016

In 2016 I joined dancer/choreographer Jessica Murray and dancer Matt Coghill in a new live music and dance show. With music played by the pop and rock vintage jazz style band, The Black Sheikhs, there’s tap dance, Lindy Hop and comedy. For the show I’m excited to have dusted of my shiny silver, LaDuca Roxie tap shoes to pay homage to Ann Miller’s Too Darn Hot tap routine complete with a hot pink costume with tassels, a pair of long pink gloves and a fan!

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Kicking The Mic

http://www.guerilladanceproject.com/music-tech-fest-berlin/

In 2016 I joined Kicking The Mic with Laura Kreifman of Guerilla Dance Project.

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BITES: Remix

Rhythm Talks @BITES Remix

It was great to return to The Albany in Deptford for Upswing and The Albany’s BITES: Remix. Amongst the wonderful acts of Unusual Circus Fusions I performed a rhythmical collaboration with the talented percussionist and vocalist, Devaki Thomas, on a

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Tap dance classes: December 2015

Two additional Wed night TAP DANCE classes at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London (England, UK).

Wednesday 2nd & 9th December 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners (General)
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6

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Tap dance classes: November 2015

TAP DANCE classes at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London on Wednesday 18th & 25th November 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6 1LY

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