I talk to the professional tap dance performer, teacher and choreographer; Ryan Campbell-Birch.
Ryan's passion for tap developed at a young age, beginning under his mother’s tutelage in his hometown of Bristol, and has since taken him around the world - from Stockholm to Sydney, London to LA, and New York to New Zealand!
Ryan talks to me about where tap comes from, why he loves it so much, and what it takes to become a professional tap dancer.
He has two challenges: one for under 16's and the other for 16+ tappers.
After listening to his Podcast, go to the Tap Dance UK website and watch Ryan's challenge videos: tapdanceuk.com/podcast/
Video yourself performing one of the routines (for your age) then share your video on your Instagram page, tagging: @tapdanceuk AND @gbswimstars_gbdancestars (that's me!). Make sure you include the hashtag: #ryanstapchallenge
If you really, really don't want to post your video, you can email it to Ryan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU ARE POSTING YOUR #RYANSTAPCHALLENGE VIDEO TO INSTAGRAM YOUR ACCOUNT MUST BE PUBLIC FOR US TO SEE IT.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO MAKE IT PUBLIC, JUST EMAIL YOUR VIDEO TO US.
The winner of the under 16's challenge will receive a free place at a Tap Dance UK regional workshop (dates and locations to be confirmed). The winner of the over 16's challenge will receive a free portfolio photoshoot in Sheffield with GBDANCESTARS.
CLOSING DATE: 13th September, 2020
Winner pays their own travel and other expenses.
Ryan's decision is final.
Dates and times for both prizes to be confirmed.
THANK YOU RYAN - AND GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Ryan's greatest tap video playlist! <HERE>
Tap Dance UK website <HERE>
Ryan's website <HERE>