I had an incredible experience at the TDFUK this year. I was welcomed into the UK Tap family from the moment I walked in the door and loved every minute of the experience. The teachers and mentor’s for all classes were outstanding and so inspiring to all dancers there. I made new friends from around the World and had the greatest time dancing with them.
The scholarship meant that I was able to travel to the UK from Sydney, Australia to meet the incredible faculty and dancers whom I remain in contact with. Since meeting one of my idol’s Chloe Arnold at the TDFUK 2017 I was able to connect with the most incredible and inspiring female Tap Dancer Peta Anderson from Australia and was consequently introduced to the Tap Fam of Australia. It certainly was the stepping stone to meet other tappers in my home country who share the same passion for Tap Dance that I have.
TDFUK is a nurturing, fun and friendly event which focuses on making friends and new tap family who continue to support and inspire you even after the TDFUK event has come to an end. The TDFUK faculty and participants all share a common love of Dance and everyone regardless of age, ability level or background are encouraged, included and inspired. The energy, positive vibes, supportive environment, faculty, dancers and fun had by all makes TDFUK different.
The advice I would give to future scholars is to follow your dreams and continue to always be passionate and committed to Dance. I would also say to seek out Dance opportunities and to absolutely make the most of any opportunity you are given.