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  Derek Hartley-Expert Dance Professional

"Tuition and Choreography in a Dedicated Performance Style"

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Recently Derek and his partner Claire have dedicated their new act in Tap dance/ jazz, ballroom/Latin and Swing to old Hollywood and to the stars from these great movies. They are an act of super fast tap dancing and subtle humour and attention to detail that only Derek can bring. 


Already they have appeared at the famous art deco hotel at Burgh Island, the Cafe de Paris in london's West End, on television in Got To Dance, at the renowned De Montford Hall in Leicester, starring Len Goodman and the Piccadilly Dance orchestra and at many Vintage/1940s/WW2 commemorative events in various parts of the country. 


They are ideally suited to giving very crafted performances and narratives on tap dancing and its pioneers, from Fred Astaire and Sammy Davis Jr, from Ginger Rogers to Rita Hayworth and from theatre to film via Hollywood and its "golden years" era.


And from the earliest years of popular dancing...the 1900s...1920s...1930s...'40s...'60s...80s...this current year, they have everything an act of class has, using music from the time and fully orchestrated soundtracks from movie history. 


As well as perform they can teach and demonstrate and give talks on the pioneers of the American dance business. 


They can cut their tap history act from the 50 minutes to any length to suit any occasion, and are at home on a stage or a floorshow. All they really need is a floor!


To contact, call Derek on 07810 561581 or email [email protected]