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January, 2019

16Jan(Jan 16)6:00 pm27Mar(Mar 27)7:00 pmTap for Beginners(January 16) 6:00 pm - (March 27) 7:00 pm Price: £62.50, Conc £60.50, Members £57.50


January 16 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm - March 27 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm


Dance Studio

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA


£62.50, Conc £60.50, Members £57.50



Event Details

Tap for Beginners

Tutor: Amanda Bishop

Tap is the original jazz dance and anyone, at any age can start tapping. Amanda has 45 years teaching experience and has worked in the West End on shows such as Billy Elliott and 42nd Street. To help dancers find the correct tempo, the class features live piano music – one of the only tap courses in the  country to still do so. Tap or hard-soled shoes are required.

Half term is Monday 18 – Sunday 24 February

Please note that once this course has begun bookings can only be taken at the box office or by calling 01344 484123.

6 Comments. Leave new

This is something that I am interested in doing and I am a complete beginner. However I am not well enough at the moment with my chest for this term. Will you be doing another term for beginners? I really do hope so.

Thank you Lindsay


Hi Lindsay. The next season of courses and workshops hasn’t quite been programmed yet. However, we very much hope there will be both a Beginners and Intermediates Tap class in the upcoming schedule. I’ll try and update this page when I know more – but check our new brochure when it’s out in March for the new season of courses too!


Hi Amanda
What is the age group for this class? Is it mainly younger people or more mixed in terms of age?
I would say that I’m an intermediate tapper, having attended tap classes on and off for quite a few years, but am not in the first flush of youth! Do you think it would be suitable? Thanks!


Thank you so much for the enquiry. The ballet classes are for anyone over the age of 18 – there is a Wilde Ballet course for children and young people. Since you have quite a lot of tap experience, the Intermediate course would definitely be the most suitable – the first class is a free trial session anyway, so if you want to then move down to the Beginners course after your initial Intermediate session you are completely welcome to do so.


I’ve just enrolled in this so have missed the first session which is fine. I’ve ordered my shoes in the hope that they come before the next lesson which is Wednesday but it’s 50/50. If they don’t arrive before next lesson, is it worth coming as I’ll only have trainers? Thanks


Hi Sally. Since you have paid up for all sessions then I think it would still be worth going along, even if you have not got your tap shoes, as you can still learn the steps and movements. You could try and contact the tutor, Amanda Bishop, at to see if she has any spare shoes in your size.


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