Regular Classes

MAY 2021 - In line with the government easing of COVID restrictions, indoor socially distanced dance classes can resume from 17th May! Feetbeats is pleased to announce that the Beginners/Improvers class will restart on Tues 18th May! Numbers limited to 12 people to allow for physical distancing, and classes are payable half termly in advance. THIS SESSION IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED, but if you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email! As COVID restrictions ease further then more spaces will become available.

Beginners / Improvers

Tuesdays 6.30 – 7.30pm (term time only – for full term dates, please see ‘News”) 

Newcomers welcome at any time

Kelvin Players Studio, Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8NY (map)

‘…Really enjoyed it! Lots of fun and clear instructions.’
‘An excellent and inspiring teacher – thank you.’
‘Love the music!…’



Suitable for complete beginners, those who haven’t tapped for a while, or more experienced tappers who want to refine their technique.  After a simple warm-up, the first half of the class consists of learning steps, amalgamations and rhythm exercises.  During the second half of the class we gradually build up a routine over 4 or 5 weeks.  The emphasis is on learning tap in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to a wonderful soundtrack of jazz, blues and the best of the musicals. 

Tap Shoes 

Some shoes available to borrow on a first come, first served basis – free for your first lesson and £1 per time thereafter.

Due to Covid restrictions, this class is currently only payable half termly in advance by electronic transfer.  Email for more details

Assistant Teacher – Katherine Drake9F6A3146

Katherine has been tap dancing since she was 7 years old and has never stopped!  She has been assisting Sue for the past 5 years and is on hand to specifically look after any newcomers to the Beginners/Improvers class. Her warm personality and tremendous patience put beginners at their ease instantly. As well as being an accomplished tap dancer, Katherine is also a fully qualified Engineer. “…I get great pleasure from leaving the kids and work worries at home, putting on my tap shoes and bashing the floor. It’s wonderful exercise for both the body and the brain and I hope to keep tapping for as long as I possibly can!…”

For further information, please contact or call 0783 775 9740

Intermediate / Advanced class

Wednesdays 7 – 8pm (term time only – for full term dates please see  ‘News’) 

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID.  We hope to run a Saturday Inter/Advanced workshop soon so

get in touch to register your interest!

Drama Studio, Cotham School, Cotham Lawn Rd, Bristol BS6 6DT (map)

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For the more experienced tap dancer, this is a faster paced class with more challenging combinations and rhythms.  Soundtrack varies from jazz and blues through to Latin, hip hop and not forgetting those classics from the Hollywood era.


This class is payable half-termly in advance (no concessions).  One trial class can be taken with the remaining balance payable if you decide to continue.

For further information, please contact or call 0783 775 9740

Absolute Basics Courses

These short, introductory courses are aimed at the complete beginner or those who need some refresher sessions! We will be learning all of the basic tap steps, giving you plenty of time to practise your technique and improve sound, dance quality and rhythmical awareness. Some shoes are available to hire (must be booked in advance).

…‘Absolutely loved it! A fantastic introduction to tap, exactly what I was hoping for, just went too quickly!’

‘Sue, you are an excellent dancer and teacher – I’m so pleased I came across you on the web – I will recommend you.’

‘Really enjoyed it.  I felt the steps were broken down really well so I could understand it.  Would love to carry it on.  Thank you Sue!…’



2.30-4.30pm at KELVIN PLAYERS HALL, Bishopston.  Cost: £22, or £25 including shoe hire

Small, physically distanced group of 12 only. All Covid secure precautions taken.

Email to register your interest for the  next workshop.

Start from the very beginning and learn the basics of tap in these  2-hour workshops. These taster courses are suitable for adults and teenagers who have never tapped before, or who may have tapped as a child and need reminding of the basics! A relaxed and lighthearted atmosphere in which to have fun with rhythm.

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Everybody loves tap – its appeal is universal. A taster tap workshop is a fun and exciting event that will bring together people of all ages and backgrounds. Suitable for:

WI tap

Community Groups
Corporate Events
Friends & Family

Please contact to discuss your requirements.  Hire of tap shoes can be arranged for smaller groups. You will need to supply a dance space with a suitable, hard floor. Cost is dependent on the length of the session and travel expenses.

Individual Tuition

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Perhaps you would like to start from scratch with individual lessons to build up your confidence, or brush up on your skills if you haven’t tapped for a while. Tuition and choreography for competitions, auditions, or festival dances can also be arranged.  You may even be considering that First Dance at your wedding – Fred and Ginger style!

For a special occasion, Gift vouchers for group or individual sessions are available

Contact to discuss your requirements

Gift Vouchers

For a unique gift, these vouchers can be used towards the cost of classes or individual tuition. Vouchers are presented in a Fred Astaire card and will be posted to you or the recipient (card and postage costs £3.60 in addition).

Please contact to discuss your requirements