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International Tap Dance Day Celebration

Come and celebrate International Tap Dance Day, the birthday of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Hosted by Garry Stocks and Bill Simpson * 5:45 - 7:00 pm Improvisation workshop - All levels * 7:15 - 8:30 pm Tap jam with live band

International Tap Dance Day Celebration
International Tap Dance Day Celebration

Time & Location

May 25, 2023, 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM

NICA - Drama room , 39-59 Green St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

About the event

Improvisation Workshop 5:45 - 7:00 pm

Facilitated by Garry Stocks and Bill Simpson

Improvisation can be an intimidating experience for many dancers. However, with a supportive and encouraging environment we can help you overcome some of these fears and provide you with the tools to give you a greater sense of freedom and creativity on the dance floor.

This workshop is designed for tap dancers of all ages and skill levels. From beginners to professionals, we will help you let go of self-doubt and allow you to embrace your own unique style and personality. The core of the workshop is focused on exploring improvisation techniques and developing individual style through basic improvisation exercises, such as call and response, repetition, and rhythm building. 

Remember that improvisation is about expressing yourself and having fun, rather than trying to impress others or conform to a particular standard. Don't be afraid to take risks and make mistakes, as they can often lead to new and unexpected ideas.

We will help create a supportive and inspiring environment for dancers to develop their skills and explore their creativity. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced tap dancer, attending a workshop can help you to take your improvisation skills to the next level and connect with others who share your passion for tap dance.

Tap jam with live band 7:15 - 8:30 pm

Tickets avalable for both tap dancers and audience members

Get ready to put on your tap shoes and dance with a Live Band! This event promises to be a thrilling night of music, dance, and improvisation. The evening will be hosted by Garry Stocks and Bill Simpson, who will lead the audience through an exciting night of tap dance improvisation.

The live band will consist of some incredible musicians, including a drummer, bassist, and pianist, who will play a range of jazz, swing, and popular tunes. The band will create the rhythm and melody, while the tap dancers will provide the percussion and footwork, resulting in a dynamic and engaging performance.

Audience members are welcome to attend! In fact, having the support of family, friends, and the wonderful dancers of the tap community really make these live jams something special. Those registered will be invited to participate in the jam session, taking turns on the dance floor with their own improvisations. This is a great opportunity to showcase your own tap dance skills, connect with other dancers, and enjoy an unforgettable night of music and dance.

So, whether you prefer to watch from the comfort of your seat or take to the stage and show off your moves, this Tap Jam with a Live Band is an event you won't want to miss.

Numbers are limited, so be sure to book your tickets in advance. Don't miss this chance to experience the thrill of tap dance improvisation with a live band and some of the best dancers in the business. See you there!


  • Workshop + Jam 5:45 - 8:30

    +A$0.63 service fee
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  • Jam w/live band 7:15 - 8:30

    +A$0.25 service fee
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  • Jam viewer pass 7:15 - 8:30

    +A$0.13 service fee
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