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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

  • Tap on Tap – 2 May 2024 02/05/2024


    What
    Class
    Where
    20 Rock-a-Nore Road Hastings TN34 3DW
    When
    19:00 on 02/05/2024

     

    Join us on Thursday 2 May from 7-9pm for Tap on Tap, our monthly tap dance and social for everyone who loves tap dance. Get your May bank holiday weekend off to a great start with a fun-filled evening of good music, good moves, good company and refreshing drinks by the sea at Stade Hall, Hastings.

    Tap on Tap is guaranteed put a groove in your step and a big smile on your face. This month Amanda and Helen will be teaching two brand new routines at Advanced Beginner and Intermediate level.

    Get your tickets now (or pay more on the door) and mark your calendars for 7pm, Thursday 2 May 2024. We look forward to seeing you there!

     

     

    Price
    £10 plus booking fee or £14 on the door


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  • 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!

    Price
    £10 plus booking fee or £14 on the door


  • Tap on Tap – 4 July 2024 04/07/2024


    What
    Class
    Where
    20 Rock-a-Nore Road Hastings TN34 3DW
    When
    19:00 on 04/07/2024

    If you came to Dan’s workshop in September 2023 you will know that this is not to be missed. Back by popular demand, we are delighted to welcome special guest teacher Dan Baines.

    Price
    £15 plus booking fee or £20 on the door



Recent

  • 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 some very special masterclasses in December 2023. Booking essential.

     

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


    What
    Class
    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 – 18 May 2023 06/07/2022


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackbox, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00 on 06/07/2022

    Tap on Tap are so happy to be back at Blackbox in George Street, Hastings for May’s Tap on Tap monthly tap dance and social.

    Amanda is teaching a beginners routine to Shoorah! Shoorah! by Betty Wright.

    Helen is teaching a general level class to Try Matty’s by Aretha.

    Everyone welcome.

    Tickets £10 in advance, available now via Eventbrite.

  • Tap on Tap – 6 July 2023 01/07/2022


    What
    Class
    Where
    Blackbox, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex
    When
    19:00 on 01/07/2022

    Tap on Tap July 2023 welcomes guest teacher Hamah Turner who will be teaching a swinging routine. Tickets available now via Eventbrite.

    Hamah grew up in Hastings where she learned her love of dancing at The Wendy Cameron Academy, before moving to London and working as a performer both at home and abroad.

    Credits include:

    Dancer at Disneyland Resort Paris; Solverde Casinos, Portugal; Sands Casino, Macau; Mont Blanc ‘Tribute to Women’, Shanghai; Warner Holiday Resorts UK; Principal roles touring with Peaceful Lion Theatre Company and The Panto Company; Resident Singer/Dancer at the Brick Lane Music Hall, London.

    Since moving back to Hastings in 2017, Hamah has completed her Diploma in Dance Education with the ISTD and now passes on her passion for her favourite genre, tap dancing, to students of all ages across Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill.

     

     

  • Tap on Tap – 3 March 2022 03/02/2022


    What
    Class
    Where
    Crown House, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex
    When
    19:00 on 03/02/2022

    Join Amanda and the Tap on Tap team at Crown House, St Leonards-on-sea for a brand new routine to Something’s Got a Hold on Me by Etta James, plus the usual Tap on Tap favourites.

    Tickets £10 in advance via Eventbrite. Limited numbers.  See you there!

  • 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 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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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 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, New Year’s Eve 2022 31/12/2022


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

  • Tap on Tap at Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival – February 2021 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 Preservation Sunday, Hastings Fat Tuesday festival in February 2020.

  • 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

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.