Watch Tap Factory stars share their top tap tips with young dancers in Norwich

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows (centre right) and Adam Brant (centre left) at The Garage with Lega

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows (centre right) and Adam Brant (centre left) at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Two of the stars of dance extravaganza Tap Factory have been sharing their top tap dancing tips with local performers ahead of taking to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage next month.

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows and Adam Brant, at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Picture :

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows and Adam Brant, at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Tap Factory - described as a show packed full of urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics - is heading to the city venue on October 26 and 27.

Yesterday cast members Lee Meadows and Adam Brant paid an early visit to the city and spent some time giving members of the Norwich-based all-male dance company Legacy a masterclass at The Garage in Norwich.

They spent about an hour teaching the Legacy dancers a routine from the show as well as doing some freestyle tap, and they also gave the young performers aged 10 to 21 the chance to find out more about working in the dance world.

Legacy dancer Tiago Bamberger said: 'It has been awesome. It was a concentrated session but we got a lot done. We learned a whole routine in 45 minutes. I thought I would never be able to do it but I did and it was fun. '

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows (right) and Adam Brant, at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Pi

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows (right) and Adam Brant, at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017


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Fellow Legacy member Nathan Rigg added: 'I have really enjoyed it although it has been quite tough. It is not the most natural style of dance I have done but I just had to keep telling myself not to panic, concentrate on the steps and enjoy it.'

The workshop also gave the Legacy dancers a taste of the innovative Tap Factory show which is returning to Norwich Theatre Royal for a third time.

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About the show, Lee Meadows said: 'Although it is called Tap Factory and has some tap numbers in it, there is so much more to it.

'We have a couple of guys who do hip hop numbers, a guy who plays the flute, a hand-balancer, a strap artist, drumming, percussion and of course the tap, plus comedy and a double-bass made out of a bin, so there is such a wide variety of things.'

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows and Adam Brant, at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Picture :

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows and Adam Brant, at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

His co-star Adam Brant added that the show had a very urban style.

He said: 'When people come in and they see the set, it looks like a factory.

'There isn't the glitter and the sparkly tailcoats. It is much more down to earth.'

Tap Factory is at Norwich Theatre Royal on October 26 and 27. Tickets £8-£25.50.

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows and Adam Brant, at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Picture :

Tap Factory dancers, Lee Meadows and Adam Brant, at The Garage with Legacy Dance Company. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

To book tickets, visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.

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