News & Events

EVENT..Thursday December 17, 2015

Tappers Christmas Meal

Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar, celebrate the festive season with a 2 or 3 course festive menu £16.95 or £19.95 - 7.30pm. To book telephone Tracy on 07811155746

EVENT..Sunday November 22, 2015

Associated Tap Dancers - Dancers Day Out

Two 90 minute different Tap Workshops with Maurice Kachuk. 11am to 3pm at Memorial Hall, Great Alne, Alcester B49 6HL Drinks and biscuits available, please bring a packed lunch. £18 Non Members, £15 Members. Booking by 7th November 2015. Tel: 07740 197348 or email:


Come along and Tap for BBC Children in Need

Join us at Shirehall, St Peters Square, Hereford HR1 2HX. 11.30am to 1.30pm ~ £10 including T-Shirt (which must be worn for the event). This will be the 6th attempt to break the world record for the most amount of tap dancers performing the same dance at the same time as well as raising funds for the BBC's Children In Need Charity. The event is held all over the country in major cities and dance schools through-out the UK and brings together thousands of tap dancing enthusiasts of all ages and levels. The current world record still stands at 7,596 persons, we hope this year we will be able to smash it and raise lots of money for charity at the same time.

This year we will be dancing for 8 minutes and 55 seconds to 'Uptown Funk' by Bruno Mars. There is also a simplified routine so anyone can join in. If you don't have any tap shoes we have plenty we can lend you, size and availability permitting. If you would like to join us and be apart of this fantastic event please contact us by 8th October 2015. Telephone: 0781 1155746 or Email: Click here for a printable poster.

EVENT..Sunday October 11, 2015

Associated Tap Dancers - Dancers Day Out

Two 90 minute different Tap Workshops with Jason di Mascio. 11am to 3pm at Bredon Village Hall, Main Road, Tewkesbury GL20 7QN Drinks and biscuits available, please bring a packed lunch. £18 Non Members, £15 Members. Booking by 25th September 2015. Tel: 01895 420409 or email:


World-class tap dance at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

Improvised tap dance hosted by Junior Laniyan (taps) and featuring tap dancers from around the country. Live jazz with The Michele Drees Trio. £7 (£4 for participating dancers/musicians). Visit "There are dancers who make the hair on the back of your neck prick up - who'd have thought tap could do that? - The Times"

EVENT..Thursday October 8, 2015

Tappers Theatre Trip

The award winning musical 'Hairspray' at Malvern Theatre, starring Claire Sweeney. Dinner at 'Ask' Malvern 6pm, show starts 7.30pm. Email:

EVENT..Sunday October 4, 2015

Total Tap Workshop

Tap Attack are holding a Total Tap Workshop at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, Bristol. 1.30pm to 4pm Cost £26, Adults 15 and over, Youth age 9 to 14. Levels: Youth must be grade 3 or above split into two groups, Adults two levels: Adult Group 1 - Intermediate 3 to 5 years training or Grade 5 to Advanced 1, medium pace good technical skills needed. Adult Group 2 - Advanced 2 or above/teacher/professional level, fast paced. Booking deadline 30th September 2015. Telephone 01793 871038 or visit

NEWS..May 7, 2014

Legendary Hoofer Will Gaines

Whether he was clicking his quicksilver heels to slinky jazz swing or twitchy improv, the hoofer Will Gaines took the view that he was "just trying to dance the melody". Gaines, who has died aged 86, was not only an extraordinary dancer, but also one of a rare breed of open-minded listeners who could hear melody and rhythm in everything from bebop to Bach to abstract electronica, and he looked and sounded as if he was having the time of his life playing with all of it. Read More...

NEWS..February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Dies

Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has died today aged 85. Read More...

NEWS..March 22, 2013

Featbeat dance into the History Books on the
BBC's 'The ONE Show

Tracy and Shirley Dawson from Featbeat Dance in Hereford joined Matt Baker from the BBC One Show and 497 other tap dancers, to re-create Roy Castle’s record breaking 1977 ’Mass Doughnut Tap Dance at the BBC Television Centre in London’. Read the full story here....