Tea Dance Tap Show
Tap About Town has adapted an interactive dance show to suit care home residents and those living in retirement villages and independent living facilities. A much loved entertainer who brings joy and happiness to the residents she entertains. Katie has experience working as a carer and therefore understands the importance of song choice, interaction and how music and dance can bring residents alive! Tap About Town's entertainment is nostalgic and she hopes to bring back lovely memories from their dancing days and to share her passion of dance with her audience.
The show includes tap dancing, rock and roll, lyrical, sing -alongs and much more! The music is from the 1940's, 50's & 60's and she performs to some iconic musicals such a Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret.
Royal Variety Brinsworth House
Tap About Town is a regular entertainer at The Royal Variety Brinsworth House (Home for retired entertainment professionals) and is very proud of the work she does for the Royal Variety Charity. Katie just loves to entertain the Old Pros and to hear all the incredible stories of their time spent in the entertainment industry. One of the residents was part of the original Bluebell Girls (a renowed cabaret dance troupe) and another is a former Flamenco dancer who toured the world, it is such an honour for Katie to help them relive their performing days!
"What a fabulous act, very entertaining" -
Dame June Whitfield, Resident at Signature of Coombe Hill Manor
"I just wanted to pass on to you that I've had a number of them come back to me in recent weeks since, saying how wonderful your act was and that we really must have you back - high praise indeed!
So just to really say thank you once again for giving your time to entertain our "old pros" - Peter Hinton, Operations Manager at Royal Variety Brinsworth House
"I just wanted to send you a quick message to say how wonderful you were today performing for the residents at the nursing home.
When I arrived my Nan was very upset and tearful and by the time I left she was beaming.
My heart literally could have burst seeing her tapping her toes and waving her flag while smiling and singing.
You put on amazing show and I can’t tell you how grateful I am that for a brief period of time she forgot her sadness and was enjoying herself like the old her.
A huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. Wendy xx"
"All the residents loved it and are still talking about your performance. Thank you very much" - Ana Yarce, Activities Manager at Signature at Parkland Manor
"I just want to thank you for your great performance on Saturday, the residents LOVED IT!" - Well-being Lead, The Cambridgeshire Care Home
"Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your show, your energy and interaction with the residents was great and we look forward to your next visit." - Emma, Lifestyle Coordinator at Bramley Court Care Home
"It was lovely to meet you yesterday and thank you very much, the residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed it!" - Sarah Hurse - Activities Coordinator at Thameside (Anchor)
"The residents LOVED you. I have had so much positive feedback. Amazing. Thank you so much." - Jane Cox, Activity Co-ordinator at Gracewell of Woking
"Dear Katie, A huge grateful thanks to you for coming to entertain the residents at St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home last Friday. What a wonderful, most enjoyable, delightful, inspiring, and entertaining performance you gave us all, to the point we were ony too sorry when it had all come to an end. It really was great and my guests, Pat (former organiser of entertainment at St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home) and her sister Jean thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment and were only too delighted they had decided to come." - Carolyn Ashford-Russel
"Hi Katie, Fantastic show – they absolutely loved you! You reached everyone!! Including one man who never joins in and if he does he moans and he stopped me 3 times to tell me how wonderful and talented you are!! Well done!! - Denise Ashby -Lead at Melbourn Springs (Barchester)
"The feed-back from your performance was wonderful, thank you so much!" - Kimberley Atkin, Well-being Lead, Sherwood Grange (Care UK)
"Hello Katie, We all just wanted to thank you for coming and preforming for us as Providence Court. The residents, their families and the staff really enjoyed your performance.
We had such a wonderful time, the residents are even still talking about it today and how amazing you were.
You really lifted our spirits.
Thank you again. Katy"
"We welcomed Katie from Tap About Town last week here at Cherry and it's safe to say that we were blown away by her performance! The residents were tapping along and moving their feet to the beat and we were blessed with such lovely weather, we had the chance to watch Kate's spectacular performance in the garden, which made it even more special." Cherry Hinton Care Home.
"Residents and staff had a fabulous afternoon with our entertainer, Tap About Town. Katie is a professional singer and dancer was very fun and engaging with our residents. Everyone sung and clapped along, there was even some dancing."
Baycroft Fairfield Care Home.
"Hi Katie, I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to have you visit us today, you are amazing, and the resident loved seeing you. Your passion is contagious, you are a great tonic to us all..." - Shani, Wellbeing Lead Coopers Croft (TLC Care
"We had the pleasure of welcoming Katie to our home. Katie is a professional singer and dancer and is incredibly talented. She performed some wonderful tap dances for us and transported us back to the golden age of cinema with songs and routines from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We all had such a fun time and look forward to seeing her again!" Cambridge Manor Care Home
"Hi Katie, I just got the feedback from Saturday's Summer Party, I put you on last and you stormed them!!!! They love you!! Thank you so much!!! - Kay Carmen, Executive Member of the Royal Variety Charity, Brinsworth House
"The residents were so excited when I told them you were coming to dance again, they just love to watch you dance!" - Rina, Activities Coordinator at St Georges Care Home
"Thank you for coming to Dene Place on 21st. Everyone loved your entertainment." - Svitlana Harmon, Activity Co-ordinator at Dene Place (Bupa)
"Thank you so much for coming yesterday, everyone really enjoyed your concert it was so uplifting." - Louise Boxhall, Lead Activities Coordinator at Royal Alfred Seafarers Society