Birmingham Festival 2022 needs tap dancers for biggest dance show in town


The Brummies are encouraged to join in on the biggest tap dance gig in town for Birmingham Festival 2022. Shim Sham is a tap dancing lesson taking place on June 18 at Brindleyplace as part of Tappin In’, a tap dancing show and of tales.

In preparation for Shim Sham Tappin In’ released the first in a series of instructional videos to help people prepare for the big dance, anyone from beginners to expert tap dancers can practice. Tappin In’ is part of the whole festival and part of the Birmingham International Dance Festival, we saw a taste of tap dancing when the festival was announced at the ICC.

The launch of the Birmingham 2022 Festival with Tappin’ In

People from Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke, Rugby, Cannock, Chelmsley Wood, Tamworth and Telford are already putting on their tap shoes and practicing their steps. The goal is also to get people talking and sharing stories at this community event.

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Stephanie Ridings, Artistic Director of Tappin’ In, said: “We encourage everyone – with or without previous experience – to put June 18th on their calendar to join us for what will be the greatest lesson in tap dancing and shim sham ever. never held in Birmingham.

Stephanie Ridings at the rehearsal of Tappin' In Coventry
Stephanie Ridings at the rehearsal of Tappin’ In Coventry

“You can learn the steps by following our video tutorial and we will be posting more tutorials over the next few months, including tutorials for people who want to participate but are not fully mobile. You can come alone, bring the family or involve your dance group, all we ask is that you tap!

Raidene Carter, Executive Producer of Birmingham Festival 2022, said: “Tap is such a joyful form of expression and now, with these videos, everyone will be able to participate. This project typifies our approach to inclusivity and our desire for the festival. program for and about the people who live here.”

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