Tapathon and more at new chance to explore dance

The Dawn Chapman School of Dance Tapathon dancers
The Dawn Chapman School of Dance Tapathon dancers

DOZENS of feet were tapping away at a school of dance when they combined an open day with a national “tapathon” event.

Dawn Chapman of DC Dance, Victoria Road, Todmorden, said her dancers have supported Tapathon, an annual event run by Joanne Greenhalgh of the Performers Project, since its first event last year when they were lucky enough to have Joanne visit the school for their performance.

“Each year Joanne choreographs a dance to be used by all dance schools across the country, performed by all the dance schools simultaneously in order to attempt to break the world record for as many people tap dancing at the same time, set by the late Roy Castle many years ago.

“This year the Tapathon has managed to raise in excess of £9,000 for its chosen charity, Children In Need.”

Dawn added that the school had continued its work this year by hosting not only the performance but an open day at the school with workshops including zumba, belly dance, flamenco and music lessons with teachers from DC dance for all who attended the event to enjoy.

“Our school alone managed to raise almost £300 and I am very proud of all dancers who took part.

“We are going to continue to take part in the Tapathon and are determined to one year break the world record, which unfortunately was not reached this year.

“We are urging people to come along next October and join us to make the event even bigger and better!” she said.