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About Us


Tappin’ In is a co-created mass participation tap dancing and storytelling extravaganza. Celebrating the stories of the West Midlands and the people who call it home, Tappin’ In is bringing people together to tap dance and chat about themselves, whilst having a good time. 

Our participants
130 people from Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke, Rugby, Cannock, Chelmsley Wood, Tamworth and Telford are coming together during spring 2022 to learn to tap dance, whilst also listening to each other’s stories
 and experiences.

Each group spends an hour tap-dancing with their dance captain, before settling down for an hour of creative activity along with a good chat over tea and biscuits. 

On 18 June we will all come together to take to the streets of Brindleyplace, Birmingham, for the city's biggest outdoor tap lesson and mass ‘shim sham’, a dance known as the national anthem of tap. Everyone is invited to join us for this joyful day of performance and dance!

Get a flavour of Tappin' In with this video from our Chelmsley Wood tappers:


Our partners
Tappin' In is proud to be part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival and Birmingham International Dance Festival.


We are grateful to be working with a network of partners across the West Midlands, including DanceXchange, Canal & River Trust, Crisis Birmingham, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyle Cannock, Restoke, Culture@Solihull, Tamworth Arts & Events, Telford & Wrekin Cooperative Council, Rugby Borough Council and Brindleyplace.  Read more about our partners.

About Us
Tappin' In is produced by Stephanie Ridings in association with Lou Lomas, helped along by an experienced creative team of dance artists. Meet the team!