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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 – 6 June 2024 06/06/2024


    What
    Class
    Where
    20 Rock-a-Nore Road Hastings TN34 3DW
    When
    19:00 on 06/06/2024

    Join us for our monthly tap dance and social in the heart of Hastings old town – you can even see the sea from the door!

  • Masterclass with Dominique Cresswell – 28 December 2023 28/12/2023


    What
    Workshop
    Where
    The Y Centre, St Paul's Road, St Leonards on sea, East Sussex
    When
    14:00-16:00 on 28/12/2023

     

    We are delighted to welcome Dominique Cresswell to Hastings to teach two very special masterclasses in December 2023. Booking essential.

     

  • Shim Sham Workshop – 30 September 2023 30/09/2023


    What
    Workshop
    Where
    The Y Centre, St Paul's Road, St Leonards on sea, East Sussex
    When
    19:00 on 30/09/2023

    Come and learn the tap Shim Sham in this fun and friendly workshop hosted by Amanda and Helen at the YMCA in St Leonards, 2-4pm.

     

  • Tapping into 2023 06/01/2023


    What
    Class
    Where
    YMCA, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex

     

    Happy tappy new year! Classes start again on Friday 6 January 2023 at the usual venue.

  • 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 Tap 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 April 2019 04/04/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00-21:00 on 04/04/2019

    Sticking with Swing, we have an awesome night of Bobby Darin swingtastic hits for you this month. Join our monthly Tap social in Hastings Old Town from 7pm. We will be dancing to the best of Bobby Darin and Helen will be teaching routines to Beyond the Sea and Sunday in New York. These routines are suitable for all levels of tap dancer including complete beginners. No need to book, just turn up. £5 per person, payable 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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  • Tap on Tap – 3 January 2019 03/01/2019


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00 on 03/01/2019

    Its 2019 already! Happy New Year. Come and get Footloose and fancy free with a 80’s-tastic Tap on Tap that will be sure to get our pulses racing. £5 on the door, from 7pm.

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  • Tap Workshop – Learn the Original Tap Shim Sham 01/12/2018


    What
    Workshop
    Where
    Blackmarket VIP, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    14:30-16:30 on 01/12/2018

    SOLD OUT: Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant created the Shim Sham in 1927 with the Whitman Sisters, one of the longest running and highest paid acts on the black Vaudeville circuit. Come and learn tap dance’s national anthem. You may not perfect the Shim Sham in one session but don’t worry, the Shim Sham is a social dance, its essentially about having fun. It’s the kind of routine you pick up as you go. The more you do it, the more fun you have. Learn the routine so you can join in when we dance it at our Tap on Tap Christmas special on Thursday 6 December 2018.

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Performances


Upcoming

  • Tap on Tap at Posh Club – 28 June 2024 28/06/2024


    What
    Performance
    Where
    St John's Church, St Leonards-on-sea
    When
    12:00 on 28/06/2024

    Such a treat to be asked to perform at Posh Club Hastings in June.

    The Posh Club is a glamorous performance and social club for older people held regularly in five locations across London and the South East.

    Each three-and-a-half hour event is styled as a tongue-in-cheek ‘posh’ 1940’s afternoon tea with three live show business turns, volunteer waiters in black tie, vintage crockery and an in-house pianist.

    It is a glamorous event for about 100 participants a week, held in the heart of the community in elegantly transformed church halls and other grass roots spaces and emphasises dressing up, regular access to live performance, social connectivity and intergenerational volunteering.

    Thank you Hastings Posh Club, we can’t wait!

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  • Tap on Tap at the RNLI 200 – 1 August 2024 01/08/2024


    What
    Performance
    Where
    The Stade Open Space, Hastings
    When
    16:00 on 01/08/2024

    Tap on Tap are looking forward to performing at the RNLI 200 celebrations which, in our home town of Hastings, take place on Thursday 1 August 2024.

    Some of our dancers also volunteer for the Lifeboat and as a coastal town we know just how important this team of volunteers are to our community so this was a great opportunity to give something back to those who risks their lives daily to save others.

    This event coincides with both a very special edition of our monthly Tap on Tap social, and the start of Old Town Week in Hastings so please put the date in your diaries and come and join us if you are able – we have some exciting plans to involve our whole community of tap dancers so watch this space!

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Recent

  • Tap on Tap at the Arts on Prescription Winter Wonderland Ball – 9 December 2023 09/12/2023


    What
    Performance
    Where
    Masonic Hall, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex
    When
    20:00 on 09/12/2023

    We were delighted to be invited to perform at the Arts on Prescription Winter Wonderland Ball in December 2023. This was our penultimate performance of the year and comprised of three numbers, two of which were new for 2023. We would like to thank all our dancers who danced so beautifully. Thank you to Tara and the fantastic team who not only were a dream to work with but gave us an opportunity to create something new – to a track that had been on our list for a while now – whilst playing a small part in raising funds to support the fantastic work you do improving the mental health and wellbeing of our community.

    Happy Christmas everyone.

     

     

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  • Tap on Tap Christmas Special – 7 December 2023 07/12/2023


    What
    Performance
    Where
    Blackbox, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00 on 07/12/2023

    Join us for our annual Tap on Tap Christmas special, 7-9pm at Blackbox, Hastings.

    Amanda will be teaching a new routine to Bare Footing’ by Wilson Picket and we have

    performances from some very special guests including Hamah’s tappers, Lindy duo Bruce and Sarah, and the Tap on Tap performance Troupes.

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    The bar will be open all night some come and join us for a fun and friendly evening and to celebrate another fabulous year of tap dance.

     

  • Tap on Tap at Frock Up Friday – 2 September 2023 02/09/2023


    What
    Performance
    Where
    Masonic Hall, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex
    When
    20:00 on 02/09/2023

     

    We had a fantastic time performing at the Frock Up Friday Ball in September 2023.

    Frock up Friday is a global phenomenon run by local innovators Susie and Bev. Their ethos very much aligns with ours and so we welcomed the opportunity to be part of such a fun, celebratory, body positive and empowering event. As the Mother Frockers say themselves, we are only here for a short time so have fun with clothes and creativity and dance like the world is watching.

     

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  • Tap on Tap at Wham Bam – NYE 2022 31/12/2022


    What
    Performance
    Where
    Printworks, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    20:00 on 31/12/2022

  • Tap on Tap at Frock Up Friday – 3 September 2021 03/09/2021


    What
    Performance
    Where
    St Mary in the Castle
    When
    20:00 on 03/09/2021

    Tap on Tap had a fantastic time performing at the Frock Up Friday fashion show at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, in September 2021.

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  • Tap on Tap at Wham Bam – 21 August 2021 21/08/2021


    What
    Performance
    Where
    Dr Jeckyl's Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    20:00 on 21/08/2021

    We were so happy to be back at Wham Bam at Dr Jeckyl’s for our first performance post-lockdown and a new number to Seaside Rendezvous by Queen.

     

  • Tap on Tap at Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival – 23 February 2020 23/02/2020


    What
    Performance
    Where
    The White Rock Theatre, after the Umbrella Parade
    When
    12:00 on 23/02/2020

    Tap on Tap performing at the White Rock Theatre at Preservation Sunday, Hastings Fat Tuesday festival in February 2020.

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  • Tap on Tap at Wham Bam – NYE 2019 31/12/2019


    What
    Performance
    Where
    Printworks, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    20:00 on 31/12/2019

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


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

    Tap on Tap live music Christmas special with the Rufus Stone Band and a performance from Helen’s dancers.

     

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  • Tap on Tap at Wham Bam – 24 August 2019 24/08/2019


    What
    Performance
    Where
    Printworks, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    20:00 on 24/08/2019

    Tap on Tap had a fantastic time at Wham Bam Thank you Ma’am at The Printworks, Hastings on 24 August 2019. Michael, Helen, Debbie and Rachel gave their first performance of  a new number to Jingle Jangle Jingle by Kay Kyser and Becky, Lucinda and Nicola performed Boogie Man. Congratulations to Becky and Nicola for their Wham Bam debut! thanks for having us Coco x

     

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Contact Tap on Tap

You can email us at tapontaphastings@gmail.com

or call Helen on 07970 558990

or checkout our Facebook page here

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.