Regular Classes


NEW 7-WEEK BLOCK STARTS 10th September 2024

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE! Email as soon as possible to reserve your slot! 7-week block payable in advance: £56 (no drop-ins).

If you are a complete beginner, we recommend that you attend one of our 2-hour Absolute Basics workshops first! The next workshop will be on 21st September 2024 2.30-4.30pm (Cost: £22 (£25 including shoe hire)

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 those who have completed our Absolute Basics workshop, those who maybe haven’t tapped for a while, and more experienced Improvers.  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 – most sizes available to hire for a small charge – must be booked in advance


Assistant Teacher – Katherine Drake


Katherine has been tap dancing since she was 7 years old and has never stopped!  She has been assisting Sue for the past 10 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


NEXT WORKSHOP COMING UP ON SATURDAY 12th October 2024 – 2.30-4.30pm

Kelvin Players Studio, Gloucester Road, Bishopston BS7 8NY

Cost – £22       Get in touch to book your slot –

Kelvin Players Studio BS7 8NY (map)

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For the more experienced tap dancer, Inter/Advanced level classes are a faster pace 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.

For further information, please contact 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!…’

BOOKING OPEN FOR NEXT BASICS  COURSE…  Hurry – these places go fast!!

Saturday 21st September 2024!!     2.30-4.30pm

Kelvin Players Studio, Wesley Rd (off Gloucester Rd), Bishopston BS7 8NY

COST: £22  or  £25 including shoe hire (must be pre-booked)
To reserve your space please email with the full name of all participants and shoe size if applicable.  Your place will be secured upon payment of fees.
See you in class!!
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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 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

Sue & Stan

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