TDRN UK recognise Tap Dance as an art form that was created in America born of African American culture and experience. While we maintain close links with Tap Dance communities in the United States and globally, we seek to develop a greater awareness and understanding of Tap Dance history in the UK alongside its relationship to the United States. We highlight the achievements of UK born and UK based Tap Dance practitioners acknowledging their influence and legacy in the UK Tap scene today. We work to generate more opportunities for ‘tap connected’ research in the UK context by connecting researchers, artists and practitioners making interdisciplinary connections to support key areas of research that we can contribute to the community.
- Network Session October 2022: Dancing in Step – UK Tap and Step dancers from the archives
- TDRN UK Online Talk Series: Sportin’ Life: John W. Bubbles, An American Classic with Brian Harker and Jane Goldberg
- Network Session September 2022: Tap Dance Notations – Teaching through different learning modes
- Research Festival 2022
- Whitman Women: HERstories