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Welcome to Tap on Tap

Tap on Tap – we love tap dancing!  Tap on Tap run monthly tap dance evenings, classes and workshops and perform at a variety of events in the South East of England.

Monthly Tap on Tap evenings

Tap dancing in the pub. Our monthly Tap on Tap evenings at Blackmarket VIP in Hastings are a community based adults tap dancing evening for dancers of all levels from complete beginners to advanced. Tap on Tap is born of a love of tap dancing. In line with tap’s historic roots Tap on Tap takes place in a bar rather than a dance studio and in jeans and t-shirts rather than in leotards and tights! It’s not about perfect dancers, costumes and slick routines. Come along and have fun with a supportive, welcoming and friendly bunch of people. We teach fun routines to great tunes.

Tap on Tap Performance 

Our lead dancers welcome the opportunity to work with local musicians and singers, improvising to live music. Our Tap on Tap performance troupe bring style and energy to any event. We keep the history of tap dance alive by performing historic tap dances such as the Shim Sham, the BS Chorus, and the Coles Stroll alongside our original choreography. Members of our troupe have performed in cabaret at Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am and The Private Widdle Club, alongside many other local events. Get in touch to book Tap on Tap for your event. Tapontaphastings@gmail.com.

Classes, workshops and bespoke events

Our qualified tap dance teachers (DDI ISTD) continue to keep their ideas fresh by learning from the best – we have taken classes with the best tap dancers from around the world such as Michelle Dorrance, Roxanne Butterfly, Sam Weber, Sarah Petronio, Adele Joel, Ryan Campbelll-Birch, Thomas Waddleton, Katherine Kramer, Adam Garcia, Sharon Davis and Heather Cornell. We run regular classes in Hastings for tap dancers of all levels. We are also available to run bespoke workshops that we will develop with you to meet your specific needs. For example: Tap on Tap developed and delivered a complete beginners tap dance workshop for a Christmas Team Build event fora team of employees of a local authority; Working with a local disabled peoples organisation Tap on Tap developed and delivered an inclusive tap dance workshops for complete beginners with vision impairments. We offer private lessons and can also offer special workshops for hen and stag parties and wedding dances. Alongside our monthly tap evenings which are open to everyone, we support dance events in the local community. For example we supported the St Michael’s Hospice Danceathon in summer 2019 and we regularly volunteer for Dance Hastings who organise inclusive social dance classes and events in the community.Please get in touch to discuss your needs at Tapontaphastings@gmail.com

 

Classes / Workshops


Upcoming

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Recent

  • Tap on Tap Christmas Special – 5 December 2019 05/12/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00-22:00 on 05/12/2019

    Here’s a date for your diary – the fantastic Tap on Tap live music Christmas special is back!

    With live music from the Rufus Stone Band, Christmas routines, call and response and improvisation this was a highlight of the Tap on Tap calendar last year. As well as our usual routines, the Tap on Tap dancers will be performing some of the numbers they have worked on during the year, and we are delighted to welcome back dancers from Dancemoves and Tap with Chloe LeFey who will also be performing. Tickets for this event are £7.

    Be there, or be sad you weren’t.

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  • Tap on Tap – 7 November 2019 Supremes Special 07/11/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 07/11/2019

    We’re back for our monthly tap dancing night in the heart of Hastings Old Town, all levels welcome including complete beginners, £5 entrance. This month its Supremes A’Go Go! Helen and Amanda are teaming up to deliver a fabulous night of tap dancing fun with a very special soundtrack. We’ll be dancing along to the wonderful songs of The Supremes. So, get ready to turn up the happy. Even if it’s Bad Weather, come to Tap on Tap where it’s always Automatically Sunshine.

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  • Tap on Tap – 3 October 2019 03/10/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 03/10/2019

    Its our fabulous monthly tap dance social at Blackmarket VIP in the heart of Hastings Old Town and Rumour Has It Rachel will be teaching a new routine to a track by everyone’s favourite sumptuous songstress, Adele.  The Autumn evenings are drawing in so come and get warm with us. Grab your coat and your tap shoes and come on down. See you at 7pm.

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  • Tap on Tap – 5 September 2019 05/09/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 05/09/2019

    After the heady excitement of performing at Hastings Pride, we’re back for our monthly tap social at Blackmarket VIP. Electro Swing is where its at this month and our Amanda will be teaching a cheeky routine to Caro Emerald’s That Man with something for all levels of tap dancer. We will have the usual call and response, Tap on Tap timesteps and some performances from our dancers. Come along, bring your friends. Miss it and miss out!

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  • Tap on Tap – 1 August 2019 01/08/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Black Market VIP Venue
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 01/08/2019

    Come along to Tap on Tap’s monthly evening of tap dancing fun and frolics in Hastings Old Town. We’ll be teaching a swinging routine to Mac the Knife that you won’t want to miss. Join the fun from 7pm. £5 on the door.

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  • St Michaels Hospice Danceathon – Complete Beginners Workshop 27/07/2019


    What
    Workshop
    Where
    Ore Community Centre 455 Old London Road, tn355bh Ore
    When
    18:30 on 27/07/2019

    We are teaching an introduction to tap dancing and a simple beginners routine the St Michael’s Hospice Danceathon at The Ore Centre at 6.30pm. There is a great schedule of classes for you to try from 3pm at just £10 for as many classes as you can manage. You don’t need tap shoes, just hard soled shoes. Hope to see you there.

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  • Tap on Tap – 4 July 2019 04/07/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Black Market VIP Venue
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 04/07/2019

    We’re back for our monthly evening of tap dancing fun at Blackmarket VIP in Hastings. This month we are joined by some very special guests: – the cast of Stepping Out fresh from their hugely successful run at The Stables Theatre AND dancers from DanceMoves in Bexhill will be performing for us. All this, plus Helen will be teaching a new routine to The Clapping Song by Shirley Ellis which includes some choreography from the late great Stan Kahn.  Come and join the fun at Tap on Tap this July.

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  • Tap on Tap – 6 June 2019 06/06/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 06/06/2019

    This month Helen is indulging her love for all things Ella Fitzgerald with a  classy routine to Top Hat, White Tie and Tails. Come along and join us at our monthly tap social in Hastings Old Town for some mid week glamour courtesy of the Queen of Jazz.  No need to book, just turn up. £5 a person payable on the door.

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  • Tap on Tap – 2 May 2019 02/05/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 02/05/2019

    Happy Birthday to us!  And now we are two… Come along and celebrate our second birthday and two fabulous years of Tap on Tap at our monthly tap social in the heart of Hastings Old Town. We have live music from the multi-instrumentalist tap dancing wonder that is Rufus Stone, giving you a rare opportunity to tap dance along to a live band. We will be learning routines to The Mess Around (Ray Charles) and Will it Go Round in Circles (Billy Preston), plus we’ll throw in the usual rhythmic response with the fabulous Richmond Stockwell on Drums, and some call and response to tracks from The Meters and Charles Wright.  We’re adding in a very gentle and not-at-all-scary-we-promise introduction to improvisation for good measure (well it is our birthday…). Helen is just back from Stockholm Tap Festival and brimming with exciting new things to show you. This is going to be awesome! See you there from 7pm. £5 on the door.

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  • Tap on Tap – 7 March 2019 07/03/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 07/03/2019

    Spring has almost sprung and we have a swing in our step! We are back with our monthly tap social in Hastings Old Town with an evening of Rat Pack specials to get you swinging too. Join the fun from 7pm. Just £5 on the door, no need to book.

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Performances


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  • Wham Bam Thankyou Ma’am New Years Eve Extravaganza 31/12/2019


    What
    Performance
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    20:30 on 31/12/2019

    Tap on Tap are excited to be performing at the Wham Bam Thankyou Ma’am New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Blackmarket VIP. Put on your gladdest of rags and join us for the best night out in Hastings.

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  • Tap on Tap at the Fabulously Vintage Fair 21/09/2019


    What
    Performance
    Where
    The Hub, Bodiam Quarry Farm, TN32 5RA Bodiam
    When
    10:45 on 21/09/2019

    Now in its seventh year, the Fabulously Vintage Fair returns for what promises to be a truly vintage day out for all the family on Saturday 21st September from 10am to 4pm. With a variety of retro stalls from the finest vintage traders spanning the 1920s – 1990s, including vintage clothing, home wares and kitchen memorabilia, vintage tea room, village fete games, food stalls, workshops and live acts. The Fabulously Vintage Fair will be taking place in the grounds of The Hub, Quarry Farm in Bodiam. This year is going to be even bigger and better so get the date in your diary and dig out your vintage glad rags. Tap on Tap will be performing at 1045, so why not come early and make a day of it?

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  • Tap on Tap at Hastings Pride 2019 25/08/2019


    What
    Performance
    Where
    The Oval, Bohemia Road, Hastings
    When
    1200 on 25/08/2019

    Come and support Hastings Pride and the Tap on Tap dancers at the Oval on Sunday 25 August 2019 from 1100. Tap on Tap are performing two sets at 1pm and 3pm. It looks set to be a glorious day so why not bring your friends and a picnic and make a day of it?

     

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  • Tap on Tap at Hastings Beatles Day 20 – 7 April 2019 07/04/2019


    What
    Performance
    Where
    White Rock Theatre, Hastings
    When
    19:00 on 07/04/2019

    Rachel and Helen from Tap on Tap will be performing with our friends from Cinque Ports Lindy Hop on the main stage at about 7pm. We are planning a largely improvised number to a jazz recording of Things We Said Today so anything could happen. Hastings Beatles day is in its 20th year and is a fantastic local event. Since Beatles Day started, way back in 2000, the event has raised over £275,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. We know lots of you go every year but if its not yet in your diary, why not come down to the White Rock Theatre and make a day of it.

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Contact Tap on Tap

You can email us at tapontaphastings@gmail.com

or call Helen on 07970 558990

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Our monthly Tap on Tap evenings take place at the Black Market VIP Venue in the Old town in Hastings:

 

 

Classes take place in a range of locations, please contact us via tapontaphastings@gmail.com to find out more about joining a class.