Last week adults and children who attend tap dancing classes at Stone dance school Rooftop Studios joined thousands of tap enthusiasts across the country in The Performers’ Project ‘Tapathon’ to raise funds for BBC Children in Need.
The event, which took place in the town centre studio on Sunday, 20th November, saw 23 keen tap dancers join the nationwide attempt to smash a world record by performing a choreographed routine. Dancers, who ranged in age from teens to adults, all had to buy a T-Shirt as part of their registration for the event with funds going to BBC Children in Need. Cakes and refreshments were also sold on the day, raising an additional £109 for the cause. Tap dancing teacher at Rooftop Studios, Verity Ann Caddy, says:
“We had a fantastic time taking part in the Tapathon 2016 – my Rooftop tap dancing students were joined by tappers from Marye Humphreys School of Dance so there was a real party atmosphere. Everyone took part with great enthusiasm – it was brilliant to be a part of something so big whilst raising funds for a very worthy cause. While it turns out the national Tapathon effort narrowly missed breaking the record again this year, we still had fun and did our bit for a very special charity.”
For more information on dance, drama and performing arts classes for children and adults at Rooftop Studios - including tap dancing - call 01785 761233 or visit www.rooftopstudios.co.uk