TAPATHON 2017 this year involved 7,518 tappers!!! What an incredible achievement for us all — every year we are improving on the previous year's numbers. We fell short of the record by just 78 people.
Each year, thousands of tap dancers come together all over the UK, each one determined to smash the record. It's all in support of a great cause (BBC Children in Need) and this year the event raised in excess of £38,600. Harrow Theatre Dance and Pinner Theatre Dance raised an additional £80 through our cake sale.
And save the date for TAPATHON 2018: Sunday 18th November. We're going to get this record broken!
Another successful choreography competition was held on Sunday 2nd April. The students choreographed their own routines and performed them in front of an audience. Our adjudictor, Mary Vaughan (the founder of Pinner Theatre Dance) awarded trophies and medals to the winners. Well done everyone!
SCHOOL SHOW 2016
On Saturday 9th July, the whole school performed at Hatch End High School for our show. Everyone was very excited and the audience were impressed by the talent our students displayed. The proceeds of the show (plus a few generous donations) totalled £725 which was donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Well done to everyone involved!
On Sunday 15th November, 2015, students from Pinner Theatre Dance participated in the annual Tapathon. We are hoping to have broken the record for 'the largest tap dance in multiple venues'-
We also raised £145 for Children In Need through a cake stall. Thank you to all who made cakes and those who bought and ate them!
CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2015 On Sunday 8th March, students from Pinner Theatre Dance and Harrow Ballet School competed in a choreography competition held at Ruislip Social
There were 17 entries on the day, split into a Junior and Senior section. The students had to choose music and choreography their own routines to be performed in front of an adjudicator. We were very honoured to have the founder of Pinner Theatre Dance be our adjudicator who chose a 1st and 2nd place winners for each section. There was also a prize for an individual whose performance particularly stood out.
Our adult festival group, street dance class and grade 5 modern students also performed on the day.
Congratulations to everyone!
TAPATHON 2014 On 16th November 2014, 45 students from PTD joined with others across the country to break the world record for the largest tap dance and raise money for Children in Need. We had to perform an 8 minute routine to the song 'Happy' starting promptly at 1.00pm. Although exhausting, it was a great day. We raised an additional £120 through a cake sale for the charity JDRF, supporting those suffering from type 1 diabetes. Thank you to all who made cakes and to those who bought and ate them!
We are honoured to have received an invitation to perform at the above event. The theme will be Battle of Britain and RAF Northolt Heritage. They are planning to have aircraft ranging from the Spitfire to the modern day Typhoon. It will be a fantastic event and many of our classes are busy rehearsing their routines. Please see http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafnortholt/events/index.cfm for details.
Our Street crew performed at this event on 30 June 2013 which is Harrow's biggest annual celebration of culture. They smashed it!!! The crew hugely impressed the crowd and the organisers with their energetic performance. We're proud of you! Check out the video on YouTube. Under One Sky
The Junior School 'LET'S DANCE!' shows took place on Saturday 16th March 2013 in the Elliott Hall at the Harrow Arts Centre, Hatch End. The guys and girls put on 2 fantastic performances!
We were thrilled to welcome Jason back again to the school on the 2nd February for the second of two recent masterclasses. We all had great fun learning 'I've Got Rhythm' from the show 'Crazy For You'. His theatre credits include '42nd Street' at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 'Ziegfeld' at the London Palladium, 'Anything Goes' at the Prince Edward Theatre. 'Me & My Girl' at the Adelphi and 'Crazy For You' again at the Prince Edward.
Some of our adult and senior tappers pictured during a much needed break! It was hard work but great fun!
Also many congratulations to Linda Pullan from our Adult Tap Competition Group who was selected to dance in the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony.
The guys and girls put in fantastic performance at our shows in March and at the Pinner Panto in November 2012 and Under One Sky in June 2013 - great job guys! Check them out on YouTube by clicking these links. Pinner Panto Street and Under One Sky
Six of our dancers appeared in 'An Evening with the Stars of Strictly' at The Alban Arena, St. Albans on 3rd April with Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas. This was a fantastic experience for them. They worked really hard and put in a very professional performance. Well done to Marta Micallef, India Titeux, Helen Ford, Naomi Gunasekara, Yume Watanabe and Shreena Lee.
Our full scale production 'Let's Party!' took place at the Ryan Theatre, Harrow School, on Friday 4th July (evening) and Saturday 5th July (matinee and evening performances).
235 of our dancers raised £3000 and a cheque was presented to a representative of Starlight Children's Foundation, which grants wishes to seriously ill children.
The adults and children alike all had a ball and the party atmosphere both on stage and in the auditorium was terrific!
Kirsty taught two masterclasses, one for adults and one for students aged 12 and over, at Pinner Theatre Dance on 1st December. All those who attended had a fantastic time learning the opening number from 42nd Street and thoroughly enjoyed performing the routine in our 'Let's Party!' production in July (with kind permission - choreography by Gower Champion).
The adults exhausted but smiling, pictured with Kirsty and Susanna at the end of their tap masterclass.
The full-scale show held at the James Theatre, Watford was a fantastic success and was performed to packed audiences on Friday 25th and two shows on Saturday 26th February. £3200 was raised for the Neo Natal Unit at Northwick Park Hospital.
AUTUMN TERM DATES
Classes start back on Monday 4th September.
The last class of term is Saturday 9th December
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