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  Derek Hartley-Expert Dance Professional

"Tuition and Choreography in a Dedicated Performance Style"

Pineapple Dance Studios, London

Derek Hartley has taught at the world famous Pineapple Dance Studios, Covent Garden, London for over 30 years.

His teaches a style of tap, now celebrated and skilfully described in his book "Teach Yourself Tap Dancing", that is unique to him.

Using his "addition" method and his own "rhythm clock" idea, the style is based on an African and American "rhythm Tap" style but with Jazz and other influences added. Derek can do multiple styles and his classes are always fresh with consistent changes of music.

At beginner level Derek is very thorough and patient but does expect determination and effort.

At the higher levels he is testing and provocative.

please come along, drop in a try a class! there really is a class and a suitable level for everyone.

see the timetable below


Beginner/ Elementary 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Elementary/Slow Intermediate 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Fast intermediate 10:00am - 11:00am

Intermediate/Advanced 11:00am - 12:00pm