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Associate Artist at ACA Residency 169

GoFundMe Associate Artist ACA Residency 169, Florida, USA

Support Annette Walker’s continuing professional development project. She’s been accepted as an Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts’s Residency 169 and requires further financial assistance towards the costs. Continue reading

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Tap dance classes: Dance Physics Autumn 2016

Dance Physics logo

I’ll be teaching intermediate to advance level tap dance classes as part of the Discover Jazz Dance programme of Dance Physics at Lewisham Southwark College. Dance Physics is a new community based initiative aimed at getting all of Lewisham moving and dancing. Continue reading

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Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company

Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company, photo from Brighton Festival Gala Sept 2015

Watch the promo video of Old Kent Road’s Fall Out following our debut performance at The Place’s Resolution! in February 2015.

For more information about the company please visit Avalon Rathgeb’s contact page Continue reading

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Black Sheikhs

Black Sheikhs

In 2016 I joined dancer/choreographer Jessica Murray and dancer Matt Coghill in a new live music and dance show. With music played by the pop and rock vintage jazz style band, The Black Sheikhs, there’s tap dance, Lindy Hop and comedy. For the show I’m excited to have dusted of my shiny silver, LaDuca Roxie tap shoes to pay homage to Ann Miller’s Too Darn Hot tap routine complete with a hot pink costume with tassels, a pair of long pink gloves and a fan!… Continue reading

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Kicking The Mic

http://www.guerilladanceproject.com/music-tech-fest-berlin/

In 2016 I joined Kicking The Mic with Laura Kreifman of Guerilla Dance Project. … Continue reading

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Tap dance classes: December 2015

Classes 2nd and 9th Dec 2015

Two additional Wed night TAP DANCE classes at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London (England, UK).

Wednesday 2nd & 9th December 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners (General)
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6 Continue reading

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Tap dance classes: November 2015

Annette's tap dance classes at Dance Attic Studios on Wed 18th & 25th Nov 2015

TAP DANCE classes at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London on Wednesday 18th & 25th November 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6 1LY Continue reading

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Gigs galore: Film, Circus, Music and Tap dance

Is it possible for me to learn a piano Latin jazz number, based on a Oscar Peterson version, and two songs in time for the debut performance of a new tap company? How about trying my hand at compering for a circus cabaret? Now seems like a good time to take on my first ever feature film job that happens to be physically demanding. And while I’m at it, why not throw in a couple of special tap dance gigs? Let’s not forget about learning and playing the keyboard in a band for a music gig at the RFH. All in just over one month? Go! Continue reading

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Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts

Sacred Concert - Leweston - Tap piano

February and March 2015 saw 2 Ellington Sacred Concerts just a week a part. Given that this is not a regularly performed concert and that I had only ever done one before it was a very unusual occurrence. Given that they fell in what became an insanely busy month here’s a little account of how they went. Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life of Will Gaines

Annette Walker is our featured tap dancer at Mycenae House on Friday 13th June 2014 from 8pm. With the failing health of Will Gaines – tap dancing legend from Detroit – this was scheduled as a Benefit COncert with The Honkin’ Hepcats, Mich Foster and the Phil Mead Trio. Sadly on Wednesday 7th May Will passed away. However – The Show Goes On – as Will would have wished Continue reading

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