Tappy feet in Easington

Dance teacher, Kimberly Cowan with the ladies from the Wheatley Hill Tappers preparing for their forthcoming Tapathon.
Dance teacher, Kimberly Cowan with the ladies from the Wheatley Hill Tappers preparing for their forthcoming Tapathon.
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TAP to the beat and help play your part in a new world record.

Instructors from Peterlee-based Nouveau Fitness, which delivers dance sessions across the region, are looking for people to take part in a giant tapathon.

The mass tap dancing session will be held at Easington Social Welfare Club on Sunday, October 16, and is part of a nationwide attempt to get the most people tapping together at the same time than ever before.

Bethany Aisnley, director at Nouveau Fitness, said: “We already have some people from our dance sessions taking part but we would like about 80-100 people to do the event.

“It’s part of a world record attempt which about 10,000 people are taking part in around the country.”

Arranged by The Performers Project, this is the company’s second annual nationwide tap dancing event in aid of Children in Need.

Last year, about 2,000 tap dancing enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels gathered to break the record and raise more than £6,000 for the charity.

Bethany says you don’t have to have any experience to take part in the dance which will be to James Brown’s I Feel Good.

She said: “We will have a warm-up first from 11am and then the world record attempt at noon.

“It is quite an easy routine so even if you have very little knowledge of dance you can still take part.

“We have a lot of people from East Durham taking part, but we want others to join in.

“Tap dancing is a great way to get fit in a fun way. We deliver sessions across the region for a range of health and social reasons, from young people to older people.

“We have one lady taking part in the tapathon who’s 76. She only took it up a few months ago, but absolutely loves it.”

* If you would like to take part in the tapathon, contact Bethany on 07856 220667 or 587 8154.

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