Friday we’re dancing!

This Friday September 16, will reunite missing toe-tappers 

As Strictly Come Dancing  bursts onto our screens, a  mother and son dance-duo will go Back to The Future with a 25th-year-anniversary tap dance reunion at the Pelsall Community Centre at 8pm on September 16.

“For 25 years we’ve provided the nights which people can forget their worries, make friends and work up a sweat,” said organiser Chris Rhydderch, 34, who runs Chris’s Toe Tappers  dance school with his mother, also called Chris.

The reunion is partly thanks to the leading people-finding website, which helped Mr Rhydderch trace old foot-tappers.

Often all Mr Rhydderch had was a first name suggested by current dancers, and attendance registers going back to 1996.

The hot-stepper used the edited electoral roll records and free directory enquiries on to match a name with an address, tweeting victoriously whenever an old dancer was found:  

‘And thanks to @192com I’ve just found another former tapper for our reunion!!!! Nice one!!!! :)’ he tweeted on August 15.

“We wanted to do something to celebrate 25 years of tap dancing and was extremely useful in helping me find our former dancers,” said Rhydderch.

Dominic Blackburn, Product Director said: “ helps thousands of family and old friends reunite, and we’re delighted to be of service for this brilliant dance reunion.’ 

Currently, 70 current and former tap-dancers will attend the event, whose ages range from 14 to 70.

Tap classes were started in 1986 by Mrs Chris Rhydderch for Barr Beacon Community Association, taking up residency at Barr Beacon School. In the 1990’s, classes were relocated to St Martin’s Church, Walsall. Subsequently, her son, Chris joined, teaching adult tap full-time alongside his mother, bringing fresh ideas, new music and a new perspective to the art of tap.

For more information regarding “Chris’s Toe Tappers” 25th reunion please visit Chris’s Toe Tappers official website.

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