TRP previous events

2009

Soul Beatz – Live Music Tap Jam

Wednesday 11th February
Soul Beatz – Live Music Tap Jam

The Bar, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool L1 9HF

This is the New York tradition of the live jazz tap jam with alternative urban music twist! Our house band, Lounge Core re-work tunes ranging from The Sex Pistols to Madonna with a jazzy twist for you to get up and jam with. The third set is an open jam for musicians too and there will be some special surprise guests!


2008

Hoofalogies with Roxane Butterfly

Hoofalogies with Roxane Butterfly
the science of hoofing

Roxane Butterfly

Sunday 23rd November 2008
4:00 – 6:00pm

Pineapple Dance Studios
7 Langley Street,
Covent Garden,
London,
WC2H 9JA

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL Tap technique masterclass
Price: £15

Just turn up!

For more info contact TRP:London tel 07804 693 689 or email annette@tapproject.com

“Roxane Butterfly is the John Coltrane of dancers’”
NEW YORK TIMES

“True to her name, given to her by tap-legend Jimmy Slyde, [Butterfly] is as quick as a breeze as she taps out tattoos and draws sliding arcs on the floor”
Tresca Weistein, TIMES UNION

http://worldbeats.free.fr


World Beats with Roxane Butterfly

Wednesday 19th November 2008
7:30 – 9:00pm
Sunshine Studios, 52 Newton Street, Manchester

Roxane Butterfly

FREE TAP SHOES PROVIDED
ALL WELCOME
OPEN CLASS
Price: £15

To book your place call TRP on 0794 667 0783
Or email
info@tapproject.com

“Roxane Butterfly is the John Coltrane of dancers’”
NEW YORK TIMES

“True to her name, given to her by tap-legend Jimmy Slyde, [Butterfly] is as quick as a breeze as she taps out tattoos and draws sliding arcs on the floor”
Tresca Weistein, TIMES UNION

http://worldbeats.free.fr


The art of free-style with Roxane Butterfly

tapping from be-bop into world-music

Roxane ButterflyWednesday 19th November 2008
2:00 – 4:00pm

Pineapple Dance Studios
7 Langley Street,
Covent Garden,
London,
WC2H 9JA

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Price: £15

“Roxane Butterfly is the John Coltrane of dancers’”
NEW YORK TIMES

http://worldbeats.free.fr


2007

Heather Cornell Intensive Workshops

Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd November 2007 (2 day course)
Course 1: Eddie Brown’s BS Chorus, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Course 2: Finding your feet, 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Zion Centre,
355 Stretford Road,
Manchester
M15 5ZA
Heather Cornell "The Oscar Peterson of Hoofing"
Heather Cornell “The Oscar Peterson of Hoofing”

This is a wonderful and rare opportunity for tap dancers, teachers, performers and enthusiasts to experience rhythm tap from one of the world’s leading artists. Whether you would like to pick up some steps from the legendary US Hoofer Eddie Brown or experiment with the musicality of your own taps or try a different style, come and along and get some fresh ideas!

Heather apprenticed to six of the original tap masters and had the rare honour of having then shared the stage with her mentors. She has been featured in shows with Cookie Cook, Buster Brown, Chuck Green, Steve Condos, Eddie Brown, Honi Coles, Jimmy Slyde, The Nicholas Brothers, Gregory Hines, and Savion Glover.

She established the Manhattan Tap Apprentice Program that is responsible for training today’s generation of tap artists including Max Pollak, Michael Minery, Roxanne Butterfly, Bob Carrol and Jeannie Hill, as well as cast members of Manhattan Tap, Stomp, Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk, Tap Dogs, Cool Heat Urban Beat, and Riverdance. She travels extensively, teaching Master Classes and Residencies throughout the world.

For info about Heather see www.manhattantap.org

Course 1: Eddie Brown’s BS Chorus
Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd 6:30 – 8:00pm

Eddie was Heather’s second big influence as a mentor. His “classy tap” style, which consisted of incredibly complex rhythmic phrases, completely changed her approach to tap. Eddie always wanted a BS Chorus for rhythm tappers, a dance that everyone could have at the ready for the end of a split bill. So he made one. Heather is one of a handful of dancers that he passed it on to directly, and requested that she teach it to every one of her students, as a legacy to rhythm tappers everywhere. This material is suitable for tappers of all levels of experience.

Course 2: Finding your feet
Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd 8:00 – 9:30pm

Heather’s teaching technique blends first hand experience of the Masters of rhythm tap, whilst also opening up and exploring contemporary approaches to jazz and world music influences. Learn how to tune your Taps and find your creative voice through rhythm tap. The focus will be on the development of tap skills in working with music both improvisationally and choreographically. You will learn music and tap vocabulary, explore new arrangement ideas, and will be challenged to develop an individual style by exploring weight shifts, musical phrasing, aural and visual dynamics, intonation and counterpoint. Although this class will look at advanced technique and footwork, it is open to anyone that enjoys a challenge

To book your place complete [this form] and send it with payment by cheque made payable to “Tap Rhythm Project” at

Tap Rhythm Project
260 Brantingham Road
Manchester
M21 0QZ

www.tapproject.com
info 0794 667 0783
jess@tapproject.com


Tap Rhythm Project Jazz Jam – August 2007

Sunday 5th August 2007

Iguana Bar 115-117, Manchester Rd, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PG

Come, watch, listen, dance and be inspired by furious bursts of rhythm, movement and sound!
Rhythm tap dancers from around the UK improvising their rhythms with the Michael Cretu Quartet, using their feet as percussive instruments!


Tap Rhythm Project Jazz Jam – May 2007

Sunday 20th May 2007
Tap Rhythm Project Jazz Jam

Iguana Bar, 115-117, Manchester Rd, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PG

Come, watch, listen, dance and be inspired by furious bursts of rhythm, movement and sound!
Rhythm tap dancers from around the UK improvising their rhythms with the Michael Cretu Quartet, using their feet as percussive instruments!


Tap Rhythm Project Jam – Feb 2007

Monday 5th February 2007
Tap Rhythm Project Jam

Matt and Phreds Jazz Club, Oldham Street, Manchester

Come, watch, listen, dance and be inspired by furious bursts of rhythm, movement and sound!
Rhythm tap dancers from around the UK improvising their rhythms with the Michael Cretu Quartet, using their feet as percussive instruments!


Rhythm Tap Documentary Screening

Monday 31st January 2007

No Maps on My TapsSale Waterside Centre, Manchester

No Maps on my Taps and About Tap. Two documentaries about rhythm tap and famous Hoofers


2006

Junior Laniyan Rhythm Tap Summer Residency

Thursday June 8th – July 27thTRP summer classes

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Junior Laniyan has appeared in New York on Tap and Cross Currents Turned on Tap at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Robbie Williams Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Feet Fusion Tap Concert in Finland as well as Riverdance in Germany. He currently teaches rhythm Tap at Pineapple Studios in London and has taught rhythm tap at Mountview, London Studio Centre, Sylvia Young Theatre School and the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts as well leading workshops in Finland, Estonia, Greece and France.


Heather Cornell Easter Intensive

Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th April 2006
Hosted by LIPA, Liverpool
HeatherbassDescribed as “The Oscar Peterson of Hoofing”, Artistic Director of the acclaimed Manhattan Tap Heather Cornell is one of the leading tap teachers on the scene today. The blend of original material from her mentors, the development of her own style of concert tap, and her extensive work in collaboration with top musicians in jazz and world music results in a teaching style that is rich with tradition, experience, musicality, and inspiration.

During this three day intensive residency, Heather covered technique, improvisation and taught Charles’ Cookie’ Cook’s famous “Bambolina”. As well as leading classes, Heather screened her private footage of the legendary Copasetics and Manhattan Tap in performance.


Tap Rhythm Project Tap Jam – April 2006

Wednesday 12th April 2006, Bar Hannah, Liverpool
A taste of New York Jazz Tap in Liverpool! Rhythm Tappers from all over the UK met up to jam with David Fishell’s Jazz Trio for the first Tap Rhythm Project Tap Jam! TRP members from Manchester and Liverpool made their improvisational debut and enjoyed this slice of Jazz Tap from the Big Apple. The event was covered by Liverpool’s Daily Post and Radio Merseyside.


Turn Up and Tap!

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TRP classes begin at the Sale Waterside Arts Centre

Learn to tap dance and communicate through rhythm jazz style. All you have to do is turn up and tap! We will bring the shoes.

Starting January 2006. £2 including shoe hire


Rhythm Tap Master Classes with Corey Hutchins

Saturday 21st January 2006, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Trafford, Manchester

Corey HutchinsHutchins is a key member of the new generation of New York Rhythm Tap Hoofers whose dynamic and rich rhythms are exploding across the world, urging us to rethink tap dance and take it into the next millennium. He is one of the 6 Hoofers chosen to honour the famous Copasetics and is an active participant in the thriving rhythm tap community.

Corey led a series of master classes in street tap and beginners / improvers rhythm jazz tap. Over 30 people participated in the event coming from all over the UK. The event was published in the Manchester Evening News and received positive feedback from everyone involved.

“Corey has a great teaching style and we’ve all had a great
day. The success of events such as this one shows the universal appeal
of tap dance to people of all ages and backgrounds and potential for a
thriving tap scene in the UK.”
Jessica Murray. Project Manager

Comments from participants:

“Fantastic workshop. I’ve never done tap before and I found Corey’s energy very good.”

“Brilliant, could have gone on for hours.”

“My legs have never danced so fast, loved it!”

“It was an experience I won’t forget.”

“Great! Fast and furious!”

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