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Doorstep Dances Goes Live

Dance Artists Tamar and Jo from Hull launch Doorstep Dances.​ From August 19th until September 26 ​members of the public can enjoy a very special visit from the two professional dancers, to perform right on their doorstep.

After its release, earlier this month, the Doorstep Dance video featuring Tamar and Jo went viral on the BBC website with over 5000 views in the first week.

T&J Doorstep Dances Menu

From today members of the public can now choose a dance, from the ​5 specially designed dances ​including contemporary dance, Northern soul,disco​ ​dance and dance theatre, each under 5 minutes in length.

‘​It’s just like selecting a song from a pub jukebox, but with real life people, all from the comfort of your home.’

Book Your Doorstep Dance From Today

• You might choose a contemporary dance with a summery vibe with music by Laura Marling.

• If Northern Soul is more your thing, select Frank Wilson’s Do I Love You with Twisted Wheel inspired moves.

• Or how about picking about a sassy reworking of Donna Summer’s iconic disco floor filler I Feel Love?

Doorstep Dances by Tamar and Jo was designed to be an inclusive experience so operates on a ​Pay What You Can​ basis, with no obligation to make a contribution. Suggested donation is £5-£20 per visit.

All performances will comply with social distancing measures to ensure the safety of audiences.

We hope having the dances Pay What You Can will allow lots of people the chance to experience Doorstep Dances, everyone from individuals and families in households whatever their income, to social care settings that have been isolated by Covid-19.” Tamar and Jo

thumbnailYou don’t need a special occasion to book a dance; the aim is to bring live performance back into communities to audiences old and new. However, a Doorstep Dance could make a ​Unique and very Special Gift ​for a friend or loved one, who you haven’t seen for a while due to lockdown. Or maybe there’s someone you want to say a very special ​Thank You​ to.

Just imagine the response when they receive a Doorstep Dance from Tamar and Jo, dressed in bespoke outfits, ready to add a touch of joy to their day.

Whichever dance and track you choose from the groovy ​@Bluebeany​ designed menu, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience, as Tamar and Jo put on a very special show just for you.

Don’t Delay Booking opens from Aug 19 and closes 26 Sept 2020

Book Your Doorstep Dance From Today

It could not be simpler to book a Doorstep Dance. Just contact Tamar and Jo and ask for a Booking Form and menu of dances to choose from. Once your completed form is returned you will be contacted within 2 days to arrange your dance.

Email: t​amarandjo@gmail.com

Doorstep Dances​ has been made possible by the kind donations of supporters via Crowdfunder. It is still live if you would like to make a donation: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/doorstep-dances

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See Unseen Beings at Freedom Fest 2018

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in a sheet’ The promotion for Unseen Beings community dance project – commissioned by Hull City Arts supported by Arts Council England – is attracting heaps of love and attention… but what about those times when you are not getting love or attention? What about when the world doesn’t see you at all?  What happens then? Continue reading

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Unseen Beings Community Dance Project

Unseen Beings Community Dance Project Choreographers Jo Ashbridge and Tamar Draper are looking for participants aged 16+ to take part in a vibrant, thought provoking and innovative dance-theatre project throughout August, culminating in a performance at this year’s Freedom Festival. Absolutely no dance experience is necessary.  Continue reading

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Into the Light LGBT50 A participant’s story pt 3

An incredibly moving performance,’ plus ‘Really powerful message: very impressed,’ just two responses from within the crowd, watching Into the Light last Saturday in Hull. Continue reading

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Text from Into The Light LGBT50


I’m not calling for peace in the world – though that’d be fine right –

just a moment to be heard. Listen up as I speak my words

Step with me sisters, step with me brothers

Step with me fathers step with me mothers

Break free with me. Into the light. Into the light Continue reading

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Into the Light LGBT50 A Participant’s story pt2

This is it, the night before the big day. This time tomorrow the cast of Into The Light will have entertained everyone at Duckie’s Tea party in Hull… twice! Continue reading

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Into The Light LGBT 50 – A Participant’s Story Pt1

After completing 14 hours of rehearsals, for community dance work Into The Light – part of LGBT 5O –  and with just, a week-and-a-half until showtime, it feels like the right time, to spend a few moments to reflect on where we are at.   Continue reading


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