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This page contains details of One-Off Events i.e workshops, Annual Tap Festivals and Regular classes.

One-off Events

I'm taking a break from the tap workshops in Ickleford - the next one may be June 2007. However, I am still available for guest teaching at workshops you may wish to organise at your own dance school. Get in touch if you are interested.

ATD Dancers Days Out for 2007 are:-
21st January - DDO in Ickleford (nr Hitchin) with Diane Hampstead & Junior Laniyan
18th February - DDO in Wolverley (nr Kidderminster) with Jill Freeman & Stuart Carroll
11th March - DDO in Thorganby (nr York) with Di Cook & Jo Summerfield
1st April - DDO in Exeter with Melvyn Wingfield & Jo Summerfield
22nd April - DDO in Colchester with Maurice Kachuk & Instructor TBC
27th May - DDO in Ashton Keynes (nr Swindon) with Jo-Anne Scanlan & Instructor TBC
10th June - DDO in Falmer (nr Brighton) (Instructors TBC)
15th July - DDO in West Malling (nr Maidstone) with Jason Di Mascio & Diane Hampstead
19th August - DDO in Cardiff  with Melvyn Wingfield & Jo-Anne Scanlan
30th September - DDO in Finedon (nr Wellingborough) with Maurice Kachuk & Instructor TBC
18th November - DDO in Holt (nr Wimborne) (Instructors TBC)
2nd December - DDO in Reading (TBC)


The cost for each day is 20 for Members, 24 for Non-members. Two 2 hour workshops and hot and cold drinks provided. Contact me for a booking form or click the title above and print one off from the ATD website.

The next few London Tap Jams will be January 23rd and March 16th at Digress in Soho. See or click the heading for more details.

Monday 5th February 7 - 10pm. Tap Rhythm Project Tap Jam at Matt and Phreds Jazz Club, Tibb St Manchester.

Annual Events

Maurice will be holding his tap weekends again in 2007 at the Luton Thistle. The dates are 30th March - 1st April, 19th - 21st October and 26th - 28th October. Includes workshops, guest teachers, evening entertainment, all meals and use of hotel facilities.

Associated Tap Dancers annual festival TapUK will run 11-14th May 2007, again at Atherfield Bay, Isle of Wight. Details are still being finalised but we hope to have Lee Farrow, Junior Laniyan, Heather Cornell and Simon Selmon as your instructors. A full and fun weekend of dance with workshops and evening events.

Regular Classes

JS Tap Academy.
Tuesday - Ickleford Village Hall - Adult Beginners 1pm and Adult Improvers 1.45pm.
Tuesday - Holwell Village Hall - Children's classes from 4pm. Adult Beginners 6.30pm and Adult Improvers 7.15pm.
See the website for more details (site under construction).
I also help teach at 2 other adult classes which cover all abilities. They are Tuesdays 10-11am at Holwell Village Hall, Herts and Thursdays 7.45-8.45pm at All Saints Church Hall in Clifton, Beds.
Please contact me for any more information.

Finding a Tap Class (UK)
The ATD website has a tap class finder for adult classes in your area. Other internet sites include Dance Teachers Online and DanceWeb (see links page).
Alternatively you could try just ringing every Dance School in your local Yellow Pages until you find one that has adult classes!