Regular Classes

Even though Covid restrictions have eased to allow indoor dance classes, Feetbeats numbers are still limited to allow some distancing, due to the current infection rates in Bristol. 

NEW TERM STARTS 7th SEPTEMBER 2021

BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS CLASS, TUESDAYS 6.30-7.30pm…

DUE TO LIMITED NUMBERS THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED but please email sue@feetbeats to register your interest and to be put on the mailing list. We hope to make more spaces available when infections rates ease further….

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!…’

 

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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.

Cost: Due to Covid restrictions, this class is currently only payable half termly in advance by electronic transfer.  Email sue@feetbeats.com for more details

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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 

sue@feetbeats.com 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.  Please see ‘news’ for details of a 2-hour workshop on Saturday 2nd October 2021

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.

Cost

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 

sue@feetbeats.com or call 0783 775 9740

Absolute Basics Workshops

Start from the very beginning and learn the basics of tap in these  2-hour workshops. These taster sessions are suitable for adults and teenagers who have never tapped before, or who need a refresher class. (Accompanied, younger children can be accommodated  by prior arrangement). A relaxed and lighthearted atmosphere in which to learn the basics, improve technique and have fun with rhythm!  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!…’

NEXT BASICS  COURSE…  

SATURDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2021 – 2.30-4.30pm!!

at KELVIN PLAYERS STUDIO, Wesley Rd (off Gloucester Rd), Bishopston BS7 8NY

COST: £22  or  £25 including shoe hire (must be pre-booked)

BOOKING and PRE-PAYMENT ESSENTIAL!!

Important info:   Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 14 participants to allow for some distancing – sadly, circumstances are still far from ’normal’, but we will ensure maximum ventilation in the room, provide hand sanitiser, and will expect everyone who attends to have taken maximum precautions, in order to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for everyone. Many thanks for your understanding.

In order to reserve your space,  please email sue@feetbeats.com with your name(s) and your shoe size if you need to hire tap shoes.  Most sizes available but they go quickly, so do not delay!

Payment by BACS will be required to secure your place.

Email sue@feetbeats.com to register your interest for the  next workshop.

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Community Workshops

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 sue@feetbeats.com 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 sue@feetbeats.com 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 sue@feetbeats.com to discuss your requirements